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With Kelmarsh and the "Agincourt Experience" fast approaching thought I'd post this photo which was taken last weekend to get you all in the mood :lol:
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Excellent got any more? :D

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thats excellent - could be used for something promotional!

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Yep - we have got more :lol:
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Could be Welsh, Scots, Breton, Norman archers. The warbow was not the preserve of the English alone.
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Allan Harley wrote:Yep - we have got more :lol:
Well post them up its not good sitting at home thumbing them :lol:

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Another one
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Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Could be Welsh, Scots, Breton, Norman archers. The warbow was not the preserve of the English alone.
Nope they were both English :wink:
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Mr Harley does Robin Hood
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Handle bindings - burn them!

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As long as you don't burn other peoples bindings :D

Marcus - at least one Welsh archer there
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Even the Italians had archers, they were called retardedii as they clearly had no notion that crossbows and handgonnes were better.
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Nice pics, my only small picky would be the poor draws, not many showing a full to the cheek draw and one is using a modern nose draw and wasting the arrow length, the bodies need to bend into them, if they are proper weight of course. Nice pics all the same.
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:roll: agree, and only one using a traditional two fingered draw, nice pics though, you get a good feel for the subject from them.

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gregory23b wrote:Nice pics, my only small picky would be the poor draws, not many showing a full to the cheek draw and one is using a modern nose draw and wasting the arrow length, the bodies need to bend into them, if they are proper weight of course. Nice pics all the same.
The main problem was that we were using sharps, had photographers about and had to hold strings at draw for the pose so people were reluctant to bend and hold bows under prelonged forces - did our best though. Getting sharp bills/halberds to get similiar.
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Flesh&Blood wrote::roll: agree, and only one using a traditional two fingered draw, nice pics though, you get a good feel for the subject from them.
......again mainly a safety issue - will make note to myself - do better next time
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:roll: Not at all, they are really good piccies, as I say, they give a really good idea of the subject, and the guys don't look steam cleaned, which is nice.

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As always we are open to suggestions to improve what we do - and for those special parties :twisted:
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Lovely pics :) But if we are being picky, the guy with his hand open on the bow is going to risk drop it if he looses! That's a recurve stance, from someone who learned to shoot with a modern bow and a wriststrap! (Not that I had to train myself out of that habit or anything.) :oops:
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Biro

"The main problem was that we were using sharps, ..."

For sure, we had the same problem with the photos for the Medieval Soldier book, we were reasonably lucky to have a very clear field to do just that, but very nice pics. You know how it is, us archer types, anal retentives with an eye on a good release....erm that didn't sound right.
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gregory23b wrote:Biro

"The main problem was that we were using sharps, ..."

For sure, we had the same problem with the photos for the Medieval Soldier book, we were reasonably lucky to have a very clear field to do just that, but very nice pics. You know how it is, us archer types, anal retentives with an eye on a good release....erm that didn't sound right.
actually all comments taken for what they were - constructive - we are trying to get a set of photos that stand up to even your lots scrutiny and to stop looking like a bunch of re-enactors in a field - one of the biggest problems we had is not having time to set up and pose (and check for inaccuracies) - all done on the hoof - filled two 1GB cards over weekend and got a dozen or so from it - some others on my facebook page

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One last one photo to thank the "Buttercup" Billmen who helped out - thanks for all the comments - next photo shoot being planned - onward and upward.
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definitely butch
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