Arrow Of Time

2017 York Medieval Fayre by Paul Amyes on 500px.com
Mounted archery demonstration at the 2017 York Medieval Fayre. Western Australia. Sony A7r with Cosina Voigtlander 75mm f2.5 Color-Heliar lens. Exposure: 1/1600 sec, f4, ISO 200.

 

The other morning I took the dog for her usual perambulation along the river, as we were walking along deep in thought (well I was I can’t vouch for the dog) our tranquility was disrupted by the sound of thundering hooves  and the odd sound of something being hit at high velocity. Getting closer I was met with a sight redolent of the medieval Eastern European steppes – not what you expect to see in Western Australia in Twenty First Century. But little did I realise that actually mounted archery or more specifically horse archery is quite a popular pastime. It is a new sport in WA, only 5 years old but is quickly attracting enthusiastic participants some of whom are jetting off to South Korea to represent Australia at the World Horseback Archery Championships. What I was seeing was a demonstration that was part of the 2017 York Medieval Fayre. If you are interested you can contact the fine people at the Western Australian Horse Archery Association via their Facebook page and they have regular events at the State Equestrian Centre in Brigadoon.

 

 

2017 York Medieval Fayre by Paul Amyes on 500px.com
Mounted archery demonstration at the 2017 York Medieval Fayre. Sony A7r with Cosina Voigtlander 75mm f2.5 Color-Heliar lens. Exposure: 1/1600, f4, ISO 200.

 

 

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