The concert I shot over the weekend had three sets in total. Here’s a quick preview of the middle act, a band named Blue Kid, as fronted by Lydia Benecke:
85mm, f/2.0, ISO 2500, 1/320s
Also appearing at Mexicali Live over the weekend was Lorette Schroth:
85mm, f/3.2, ISO 3200, 1/160s
Coming soon, from Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ…
50mm, f/2.5, ISO 2500, 1/125s
UPDATE: After proper White Balancing, this is what the pic looks like:
Big difference. McKay looks less pink now, to my eye.
How does that make you feel, Cassadee?
Almost finished with this batch of pictures, at long last! (And am working on lining up a couple new concerts in the next couple of weeks, too. Stay tuned!)
But I can’t sit on these forever, so here’s a quick couple teasers until I get the set finalized.
This is Cassadee Pope (now on “The Voice”) at the Mexicali Live club in Teaneck, NJ on February 16, 2012.
85mm, f/1.8, ISO 2500, 1/250s
85mm, f/2.5, ISO 3200, 1/160s
(See also my previous tease for this photoset…)
We go back to the Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ on a cold wintry night, where we join YouTube sensation Stephen Jerzak already in progress…
85mm, f/2.5, ISO 2500, 1/160s
This is Toreador Jerzak. It’s hardly representative of his concert, but I liked the serious bullfighter look, so I went with it.
50mm, f/2.8, ISO 2000, 1/125s
Back to the smiles, and sticking with black and white:
85mm, f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/200s
Here’s a video from the show. One of this pics might be from that song. No way to tell.
85mm, f/2.2, ISO 2500, 1/200s
As oasis of color coming next. Most pics wound up in black and white because they looked better that way. At Mexicali, you can be fighting the colored spotlights a bunch and creating confusing pictures. Sometimes, sucking all that color out is the only way around it. Sometimes, it also starts looking cool and retro.
Click through for the rest.
For alumni weekend, I returned to my alma mater and did an hour and a half on the radio. Of course, I also brought my camera with me. =)
28mm, f/2.5, ISO 800, 1/125s
I’ve spent a lot of time in parks stalking birds, trying to get a good shot of them in flight. While I’ve had a couple decent ones, I’ve only had one or two I really liked.
Last week, I was at the park taking pictures of my daughter during her soccer class. I only brought my 85mm lens. Sunlight was directly overhead. Shadows were horrible.
And then a gaggle of geese landed at the far end of the field. The kids started screaming. I turned around, they were taking back off again. And, somehow, despite shooting in Manual Mode, carrying a fixed lens, and not having any set-up time whatsoever, I took a pretty good shot of birds in flight. From the point of view of keeping the birds in sharp focus with their wings spread as they flew, I think this is one of my best pictures.
85mm, f/2.0, ISO 400, 1/3200s
Unfortunately, the background sucked. And. man, do I wish I was shooting at a smaller aperture than f/2.0.
Ah, well. Back to the drawing board….
Was in New York City with the family today. Went to find F.A.O. Schwartz for my daughter. I didn’t realize where it was. Right behind this bad boy:
28mm, f/4.5, ISO 200, 1/160s
Sadly, didn’t get to stop in. But I did get to visit the Big Glass Cube, at least. Saw someone out front taking a picture of his girlfriend with his iPad. Geek-tastic!