rogerbradshaw
rogerbradshaw

The Archer



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Contest Finalist in Monochrome Visions Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Monochrome Masters Project
People's Choice in Best Archery Shot Photo Challenge
Community Choice Award
Contest Finalist in Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 16
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Superb Composition
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Monochrome Visions Photo ContestTop 10 class
artFix Exhibition ProjectTop 10 class
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Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
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World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 33Top 10 class
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Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 16Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 33Top 10 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 16Top 10 class week 1

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18 Comments | Report
KarenRoberts
 
KarenRoberts May 08, 2018
Timeless!
BrownMoosePhotography
 
BrownMoosePhotography May 22, 2018
Fantastic!
speterson6 PRO+
 
speterson6 June 22, 2018
Wonderfully original and creative work. Well done Roger.
tomwillis PRO+
 
tomwillis June 23, 2018
I have enjoyed a long look through your gallery. I found the subjects interesting, your use of light and texture to be delightful, and the composition to be excellent. Great work, Roger.
jamesligon PRO+
 
jamesligon June 24, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
jamesligon PRO+
 
jamesligon June 24, 2018
One of the best I have ever seen!
lucygoose
 
lucygoose June 26, 2018
I love this!
MikeBoyle PRO+
 
MikeBoyle June 26, 2018
Congratulations on your amazing photo. Nice...very nice
Weavo73
 
Weavo73 July 12, 2018
Perfect
jamesbarnes Platinum
 
jamesbarnes September 16, 2018
Nice composition
mantequillas PRO+
 
mantequillas February 23, 2019
Amazing shot!
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh April 08, 2019
Excellent
minjiwe
 
minjiwe November 18, 2019
You don't get much better than this, very nice.
Hood PRO
 
Hood December 12, 2019
Very creative capture!
M○therAndS●n Photography
 
such a incredible shoot!\u1F525\u1F525\u1F525\u1F44C\u1F44C\u1F44C
kari_thibodeau_9825
 
kari_thibodeau_9825 September 14, 2020
Amazing!!!
melissaknapp PRO
 
melissaknapp September 19, 2020
Stunning
dinahumphreys PRO+
 
dinahumphreys October 01, 2020
Masterpiece!!!!

Behind The Lens

Location
Taken locally (in UK) at a St George's Day event where there is a medieval enactment group. Whole families live the medieval lifestyle, cooking, sleeping, fighting. Consists of men at arms and various trades people.
Time
Late morning. Variable cloud cover with sunny spells.
Lighting
As the participants live in tents with awnings the canvas gives a lovely diffused light.
Equipment
Pentax K3ii with Sigma 17 to 70mm lens.. I use aperture priority and centre weighted exposure.
Inspiration
I have attended event last three years so have an idea of what I want to photograph. Usually character shots of which a few are in my gallery. I spend time chatting to the people before asking if OK to take pictures. For this one I explained that I like taking hand shots and could he draw his longbow back. The longbow is an important part of English history, the WMD of its time. Ask the French whose heavily armoured knights were no match for the masses English archers. Any archer captured by them had their two fingers that pull the bow cut off. This led to the archers taunting the French with the V sign. Has a different meaning now! Enough of the history lesson. .
Editing
Yes love using Photoshop and NIK silver to convert to monochrome.
In my camera bag
Just my camera plus above lens and 70 to 300 lens. Spare batteries and cards. Travel light when possible. You can carry too much equipment at times and I know what I need for this event.
Feedback
Talk to people and listen to what they say. The participants of these enent are passionate about what they do and love talking about it with you. It helps if you also have a love of histiry and have some knowledge of period yourself.

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