One of the challenging Yabusame archers hits the target, mantaining a perfect posture on his horse.
The arrow with the V-shaped prong strikes loudly the wooden target, splitting it in two halves. This is the second hit; if the archer will hit the third target, placed at a distance of 70 meters, he will accomplish his challenge, obtaining honour and respect and will please the gods.
Yabusame series, photo 8 of 12. This shot belongs to the award-winning series in the PX3 Prix de la photographie 2014 edition. You can see the relative page clicking HERE
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EXIF: Pentax K-3 + smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR – 115mm – 1/1000s – f/5.6 – ISO200