Missing the Mark

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Missing the Mark

Nikki McDonald level-classic 9/17/2012 6:45:01 AM

Cool. He looks like a giant from this perspective. Love the flying hammers. #1486848

Katarina Mansson 9/17/2012 6:52:07 AM

Lovely storyteller...and POV ;) #10326312

Mitch Spence level-classic 9/17/2012 7:07:46 AM

Nice work, Terry. It's a dynamic point of view. The two flying tomahawks had me wondering just how fast that kid could throw. :) #10326325

Christopher Budny level-classic 9/17/2012 7:50:17 AM

So cool! Great action composite and POV! #10326376

Joy Rector level-classic 9/17/2012 10:45:16 AM

love this capture #10326556

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 9/17/2012 1:23:14 PM

Great post work! Do you recall if he hit the card? #10326692

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 9/17/2012 1:25:54 PM

Thanks Nikki, Katta, Mitch, Chris, Joy and Bob - for looking and the kind remarks.

Bob - I think he tried about a dozen times - never hitting the card. There are (3) tomahawk images here... there's one on the block at about six o'clock... the card's just a little bit horizontal from center.

Richard B. Hallick 9/17/2012 4:26:06 PM

Super image, Terry. I would love to step up to the plate and toss a tomahawk or two myself. Reminds me of an infamous episode of the Tonight show with Johnny Carson. I believe Ed Ames was tossing the weapon, but the target wasn't a playing card. #10326895

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 9/17/2012 4:28:36 PM

Richard, I remember that episode all too well. I used to do my high school and college homework watching Carson - and must've seen that segment on their "best of" shows 20 times! Yes, it was Ed Ames and he missed the mark in an oh-so-funny way. #10326902

Leslie McLain level-classic 9/21/2012 4:02:40 AM

Very cool capture, Terry. #10331413

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 9/21/2012 5:25:22 AM

Thank you, Leslie. #10331535

Marcy B. Reman 10/28/2012 10:38:29 PM

Congrats on your finalist. Great capture. #10388960

Susan M. Smith 10/29/2012 9:52:15 AM

Great idea and capture Terry! Excellent execution! Congrats on your Finalist and best of luck in the next round! #10390856

Mitch Spence level-classic 10/29/2012 12:23:04 PM

Glad to see this as a finalist, Terry. Congratulations. #10391674

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 10/29/2012 7:34:47 PM

Thanks Marcy, Sue, and Mitch - this image was fun to create. #10393425

Merna L. Nobile 11/4/2012 10:23:45 AM

Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 11/4/2012 11:08:04 AM

Thanks, Merna! #10403674

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The Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival takes place the weekend after Labor Day in Lincoln, Illinois. There is a pioneer village at the festival where people (and many times families) wear period costumes and demonstrate period crafts. Here a young boy was practicing for the Tomahawk Throw contest to be held the following day. The object is to land the tomahawk on the playing card fixed to the target block. He must have tried about 12 times - and never did hit the card. In this composite, you can see that the tomahawk landed at about six o'clock on the block - the card is just right of center.
A composite of photos taken 15-Sep 2012, merged using CS6. Cloned sky to replace background distractions.
Finalist (DD) Sep 2012

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Uploaded on 9/16/2012 11:56:00 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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