Thursday, December 13, 2012
Halle Tries Her Hand at Archery (Photostory)
"So how do I hold it?" (Halle)
"You got it right. Learning how to hold the bow is half the battle." (Diego)
"Next thing is to align your body with the target. Your feet should be shoulder width apart." (Diego)
"Now the trick is to set your sight on the target, hold the bow very steady, pull back and then release the arrow." (Diego)
"And there you have it." (Diego)
"Honey, you almost hit the center!" (Halle)
"Okay, now it's your turn. Grab one of your arrows." (Diego)
"Now what?" (Halle)
"Do it just like I did." (Diego)
"I really couldn't see what you did. Your back was to me." (Halle)
Diego steps behind Halle, so he can demonstrate better. He helps her get the arrow properly placed in the bow, then instructs her to let go.
As you can see, her arrow landed just in front of the target.
"Darn. I didn't get anywhere near the target." (Halle)
"After a couple of hours, you should be able to hit the target more regularly." (Diego)
"A couple of hours? Of doing just this?" (Halle)
"Okay. We won't stay that long, but we should at least stay for one hour." (Diego)
"Okay. I think I can do an hour." (Halle)
"Forty-five minutes later and Halle has only gotten three arrows to even hit the board. Two of them were outside the white area and one was in the white area.
"Okay, honey. I've had enough. It's time to go." (Halle)
Diego on the other hand has had a really good day. Most of his hits were near the bullseye.
"You did really good for your first time. Did you have fun?" (Diego)
"Fun? This isn't my idea of fun, but I'm happy to be out here with you." (Halle)
"Well, we can do something you consider fun, next time." (Diego)
Quick pause to show they were wearing matching pants. Awwww.
"I guess we should go take down the targets?" (Halle)
"No. The facility guys will take care of all that. Are you ready to go?" (Diego)
"More than you know." (Halle)
Diego and Halle hop on his bike. This is her third time riding.
"Are you okay back there?" (Diego)
"Yes." (Halle, muffled)
"Hold on." (Diego)
Halle is sporting the entire outfit from my Katniss doll. Her helmet is from the 50th Anniversary Nascar Barbie. Diego's bow and arrow set is from the Legolas doll.
The Katniss bow and arrow set is on the left. The Legolas set is on the right. I've had my Legolas doll for more than eight years. I deboxed him a long time ago. All of his accessories were still in his box. Would you believe I never paid any attention to the bow and arrow until a few weeks ago? I was going to use the Legolas outfit for a Halloween costume. That's when I noticed the bow and arrow. Too funny. And to think I went a little crazy when I saw Katniss had a bow and arrow.
Disclaimer: I have never done any archery. All of Diego's instructions were from him not me.