Ha, found a photo of me from 2006 using my longbow. Guy borrowing my camera to take a couple of shots of me snapped the moment of release, the arrow is only a few inches from my hand. How's my release look? Edit - I remember now, I had no targets arrows of my own then, only combat blunts. So I had to borrow my girlfriend's 26 inch arrows hahaha. That explains the short-drawing and crooked bow arm. Note the barren native Aussie bush Lush it ain't! Lots of brown. I'm at Hoddywell archery park's field course with some other local archers from an Aussie archery website.