Barebow archers are a passionate and supportive group. We are also pretty unique. This barebow archer is photographing the competitors finishing the elimination rounds with Nikon and Leica film cameras. A barebow is an Olympic recurve without sights, stabilizers, and a clicker: an example of one can be seen in the foreground. Click on the image for a larger view.
The main hall is used for two days of qualifications on Thursday and Friday and then the head-to-head elimination rounds on Saturday. This image is right after the barebow women elimination rounds and just before the final elimination rounds for the men. The four archers seated at the foreground are the Swedish barebow archers Erik Jonsson and Lina Björklund and the Italian barebow archers Cinzia Noziglia and Daniele Bellotti. They are speaking with Vittorio Frangilli, the manufacturer and designer of Gillo bows. Click on the image for a larger view.
Naomi and I have just returned from participating in the Lancaster Archery Classic. Lancaster, as it is known, is the largest archery tournament on the East Coast with 1,940 archers participating this year. It is also one of the largest tournaments for barebow archery, our discipline. This image is of one of three practice ranges archers can use to warm up and prepare for the competition. Spooky Nook Sports Center is a massive facility and was hosting more than this tournament; lacrosse, volleyball, and indoor soccer matches were being played beyond this practice range. Click on the image for a larger view.