The Alfred Dunhill Links Gallery – Week Four
The Alfred Dunhill Links Gallery… continues its classic sequence of pictures from acclaimed golf photographers. Here Getty’s David Cannon portrays the beauty of Carnoustie, which matches its fearsome reputation.
David explains how he created this special photograph:
“In 2019 I worked on a special project to try and capture images that combine the beauty of the courses and the appeal to the public of this wonderful event. That year was not a very sunny Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The sun failed to shine very much on any day.
“Shooting scenic pictures really depends an awful lot on the skies, and this break in the cloudy skies at Carnoustie in the first round gave me a chance to use my pole camera which gave me an elevated perspective to capture the moment Rory McIlroy teed off on the fearsome par 3, 16th hole.
“I always tell friends that the Alfred Dunhill Links is a fantastic opportunity to watch these great players, celebrities and sporting icons on three of the world’s great golf courses where you can watch for free on the first three days.
“This picture captures the large gallery following Rory as they surround the tee, with a beautiful Scottish autumnal sky looking towards Carnoustie.”