But, in the case of myself and Herald Photographer, Judy de Vega we would say that you would have to have Rocks in your head to photograph rally cars.
After being left to my own devices at Stage 2 yesterday I walked and bummed lifts to watch Stage 3. Said Rally shall remain nameless until I get feedback about why I was left behind today – is it something I said Andile, Matt?
Anyway, I met up with award winning Herald photographer, Judy de Vega at Stage 3 and we positioned ourselves advantageously to get the action as the rally cars turned a corner and waited. In passing I said to Judy that we were in the right spot for any action and would have to hotfoot it lickety split if any rally cars lost it on the corner, not too mention that the potential for a dust and gravel shower was also pretty high.
And, it happened as predicted – Judy got klapped with a rock the size of a small camera and required stitches to her right ear. Luckily her camera escaped relatively unscathed.
I, on the other hand and despite presenting a considerable target emerged unscathed from the rock shower. See below for an image of rocks showering towards us as we stood shoulder to shoulder shooting the news juss for you: