Mike Davis is a smashing photographer who does almost anything to take great photographs, but on Sunday he went too far. He had been asked to photograph the annual Egg Nog Jog at Terra Cotta Conservation Area, and he was set to catch the runners leaving the start line. Either they were faster than he expected, or he was not quick enough to get out of the way, because he was clipped by some passing runners and smashed to the ground.
He called me that afternoon. “Guess where I am.” “I don’t know, at home?” “No.” There was silence. Then I knew. “In the hospital?” He had a dislocated shoulder, drove to Emergency and was treated by doctors who made sure no bones were broken, then fixed his shoulder. He was told to wear a sling for four weeks.
One of the race organizers got back to him with “You’re a great photographer Mike, but there are limits to getting the shot!”
At least he’s not photographing horse races or auto races. Not yet.