There was no banner this year for the AZ Cup - held annually in the north of Phoenix at the Ben Avery Shooting facility. But that was the only thing missing - this event had outstanding organization, a high-quality venue, lots of good archer/friends, the desert, AND, as a bonus, the fierce winds present on the practice day disappeared for the most part during the competitions.
There are four parts to the photos. Parts 1 & 2 are just typical stuff, with a variety of archers in various shot sequences. The third part is a set of photos shot from a blind in front of the shooting line. The photos surprise by showing a depth and angle not normally seen. Usually when a photographer is shooting in this direction, he zooms right in and crops out the background. But I found the broader field of depth to be fascinating and so have left them largely intact. And the fourth part is the last day's shooting. enjoy.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3(blind) Part 4(OR Day) AZ Cup 2006 Results Page at AZ Archery
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