Uploaded: February 18, 2012 03:16:24


One of my photography friends had a news assignment on Thursday night to shoot pierogies (??) at a bar in a Polish neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia that is having "Pierogi Week" starting next Monday. So I tagged along to help out.
After the plate of delicacies was well photographed (and consumed by us), we started up a conversation with two young men that were practicing shooting darts. Turned out that they were both members of a Dart League (who knew?) and for the next hour we learned about some of the vast intricacies of the game.
It was very dark and I fiddled endlessly with my flash and camera settings before I was able to capture the blur of a dart in flight.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 4000, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Jack Gaskin February 18, 2012

So do you now know about CRICKET . 501, Double in Double Out and hits a TON EIGHTY.
Another bit of Past Life experience. Once finished
IN THE MONEY in CRICKET at the U.S. OPEN in WASH. DC back in "83". Also consumed a lot of GUINNESS in those days. GOOD TIMES !!!!!


JACK #1444016

Gail Sullivan level-classic February 18, 2012

Michelle...terrific work and background info! #9988634

Marilyn Cornwell February 18, 2012

Probably a pint of beer would have helped it along!

Cheers for pierogi week! We have a Ukrainian Street Festival in Toronto that is the largest in North America! I can't imagine how many pierogies get consumed. #9988649

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 18, 2012

Great job Michelle - Sounds like a fun evening!! #9988651

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic February 18, 2012

Sounds like a good place to be! I could eat some of those right now! Couldn't hit the dart board, though. #9988693

Gord MacEachern February 18, 2012

Sounds like a fun assignment, pierogies and beer, what could be better, lol..
Didn,t notice the dart till I finished reading all the info, good shot, by the photographer! #9988698

MELODIE C. ROBERTS February 18, 2012

All fun and games until someone loses an eye.......

Monnie Ryan February 18, 2012

Cool capture! Our daughter and son-in-law are part of a darts tournament group (darts are big in local bars). And I LOVE pierogies! #9988768

Terry Cervi level-deluxe February 18, 2012

I'd love to sample those pierogies, I'll bet they were delicious. Nice shot with the blurred dart headed toward the target, Michelle! #9988924

Tiia Vissak February 18, 2012

a great scene! #9988934

Jill Odice level-classic February 18, 2012

Now I am hungry :-) Looks like your patience and persistence won out to get you a perfectly timed shot! #9989124

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 18, 2012

That was no easy feat, Michelle! Like the lighting, tones, mood & of course "the flying dart"! Great story too! WTG, indeed! #9989126

Ann Coates level-classic February 18, 2012

I think with the darts there is always the beer as well. Darts can get highly competitive too. Cool capture with the action of the flying dart and you obviously had a lot of patience. #9989137

Neal D. Hatcher February 18, 2012

Neat capture -also good story #9989175

John Connolly February 18, 2012

Darts can be an intriguing sport to watch Michelle! Your persistence here certainly paid off!
Thanks for you comment on my wren image, unfortunately their habitat is rapidly diminishing as out population expands! There are lucky to be living in a national park! #9989264

David Phalen February 18, 2012

Amazing light, colors, clarity and stop action under very difficult conditions!!


Barbara Waldoch February 19, 2012

Beautifully captured, Michelle! #9989966

Kathy Reeves February 19, 2012

Wonderful perspective and light. Always interesting information! #9990495

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 19, 2012

Good Job Michelle! :D And that sounded like a fun time, too!!!

This reminds me so much of a date I went on when I was about 18. A fellow from a popular local Bay Area band asked me out. He was poor as a church mouse and he took me to play darts at a BAR in BERKELEY! Lol...We had fun and he was a real gentleman. He was the best sax player I've ever heard and his instructor/teacher was in the band, "Earth Wind and Fire"! :) !!!

-Laura :D #9991148

Rona L. Schwarz February 20, 2012

Love your "dart" stories and captures, Michelle! This was my favorite - great action capture in a very challenging situation. And where are the pierogies? We used to eat them regularly when we visited my mother-in-law in Chicago. #9993282

Steve D. Hinkle February 21, 2012

Great mood and light and perspective! I really liked the story, with it. #9993873

Emile Abbott level-classic February 21, 2012

I can imagine the lighting nightmare, Michelle. Nice job #9994855

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic February 23, 2012

Not an easy shot for sure but you didn't give up. Love the room and the perspective. The info is always appreciated. #9997133

Mitch Spence level-classic February 26, 2012

You take such great advantage of anywhere you find yourself, Michelle. And . . . you manage to find yourself in the most interesting places always as well. #10002834

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