The top 10 archery photos of 2017?
The international outdoor season might be long gone, but the photos taken over course of the year will stick around forever. (Especially since Facebook was invented!)
Resident World Archery photographer Dean Alberga has been sifting through his archives, picking out his top 10 favourite pictures from the last eight months.
1. Brady v Kim
It’s rare you see such a clear contrast between two competing archers in one photo.
This one of Jean-Charles Valladont – and particularly his eyes – reeks of the determination needed to succeed at the highest level.
3. Kang’s arrows
I like the colours! (Salt Lake City was great for colour.) And the smile.
4. New and old
Qualification at the Hyundai Archery World Cup stage in Berlin held at the venue of the 1936 Olympic Games. It’s photoshopped, but it’s an incredible mix.
5. Alone on the line
Can you imagine trying to concentrate, trying to shoot your best, with a 10-metre high picture of your own face, live, on the big screen next to you?
The bond between athletes, and athlete and coach, is critical to succeeding in team competition. Chinese Taipei is one of the best in the world.
Ever since she won the Olympic Games, the images I’ve taken of Chang Hye Jin pop. She looks calmer, more confident… more champion.
8. Final four
9. Lisa looking
Every line call counts.
It’s impossible to capture the emotion of a big win. Every now and again you catch a hint, and hopefully that hint is enough to inspire.
Check event or athlete pages to see tagged pictures on this website or visit the World Archery photo albums on Smugmug.