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Photographer got nailed, ouch!

 
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Jan 08, 2011 16:33 |  #1

Several years of shooting and never been hit until last night. Sitting on the floor shooting and the player nailed me driving my back into the wall, doctor said I should be fine in a couple of days. I drove home in pain, processed my photos and uploaded to the paper I was shooting for. Will be taking it easy for the next couple of days. Here is the shot before the being clobbered.

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I like to shoot from the floor, here are a couple of other shots.

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Jan 08, 2011 16:42 |  #2

nice work....You probably saved him from getting hurt!


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Jan 08, 2011 16:45 |  #3

jcpoulin wrote in post #11600170 (external link)
nice work....You probably saved him from getting hurt!

I think you are right about that, he probably would have hit the wall head on. Of course a 16-17 yr old bounces back a lot quicker than a 50ish photographer:)


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Jan 08, 2011 18:13 as a reply to  @ JPR Images's post |  #4

Is the gear ok? :p




  
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Jan 08, 2011 18:26 |  #5

Yep, I had a kid end up in my lap a couple of weeks ago. Only he decided to sit there a moment or two to watch the game. Still, if you sit on the baseline long enough you are going to get nailed. It's the price we pay for getting close. I haven't got clobbered at a football game, yet, but I know it's coming. I just hope I survive the collision.

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Jan 08, 2011 20:02 |  #6

My equipment was fine. As I was driving home I knew I was going to need to see my chiropractor if possible Sat. morning. So happens he and his family do a live sportscast of one of the local high school basketball games. So I tuned in to the station while processing my photos and just as I ftp my photos to the paper the game he was broadcasting from was getting close to finishing. The game is less than 5 minutes from my house so I drove over and met him at the gym. He was very kind and gave me his cellphone number and told me to call in the morning. He met me at his office this morning to work on my back, I really appreciated that.


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Jan 09, 2011 16:48 |  #7

I'm glad you're OK! Nice shots!

A few nights ago I had a close-ish call too sitting on the floor at a MS game. I got the shot before the kid came crashing to the floor. I felt bad that I was so close, but not close enough to help the kid at all. A small, 100 lbs kid that banged his elbow pretty hard. Tough kiddo though. He eventually got up and took his two free throws and made them both. Then sat down for a while.

A few years back while shooting a State Championship 5A football game I got nailed by a kid that got shoved out of bounds. His head totally clipped the lens shade of the rented 300 f2.8. Gear was fine and I missed most of the hit too. Only because I was shooting with the other eye open!


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Jan 09, 2011 18:33 |  #8

Nice shots - guess it was worth it :)

I remember shooting basketball when I was in college, and having to dodge (or mostly dodge) runaway players from time to time. It kept things exciting - at least until you took a size 14 sneaker to the ribs!




  
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