These Payne Stewart statue photos are among the best you’ll ever see

The title speaks for itself. These Payne Stewart statue photos are among the best you will ever see. (Well, maybe they can’t beat this one, and this one comes close, but you get the idea.)

Stunning work by photographer Scott Dickinson @smd_digital, and definitely worth a follow.

We were fortunate to catch up with Dickinson, who told us a little about his motivation behind the photos:

“I have been experimenting with some long exposure shots and wanted to incorporate the beautiful starry sky of North Carolina with some of the photos, and thought it would help give a taste of Payne’s aura and energy,” Dickinson said. “My favorite is the first one you’d featured where I’d set up behind the statue, and low so that it looks like he’s throwing his fist to the stars in triumph as he made the putt to win the 1999 U.S. Open. I remember as a little kid watching the tournament at the time, and the feeling of excitement for him, but it wasn’t til I grew older and really understood how it all went down that day. I get goosebumps every time thinking about how he handled the battle with Phil with such quiet confidence leading up to those final holes and finally unleashing his awesome celebration after draining that putt on 18. A true legend.”