Our Peachtree Corners Town Center concert with Departure
Our live music series on “the Green” brought Departure – the Journey Tribute Band to town
Evening concerts are a challenge for me, my aging eyesight and bones. Here is a selection from my “take”. I tried to bring out the feeling of the music with the colorful lighting and some “enhancements”.
One photo just seemed too “colorful” – here with an added B&W version
The crowd really got into the music. There was dancing in the aisles.
In keeping with the testing the week before all photos were taken at f/4. Shutter speed and ISO to accommodate the fading light and lighting conditions.
.:. © 2019 Ludwig Keck
Concert in the Rain
– on the Town Green in Peachtree Corners
My plan was to swing by the concert for some test shots trying out some techniques for low light photography. Photography in in the evening has become troublesome for me, my old eyes just don’t do as well any more.
It had rained on and off and to my surprise the town green was pretty much deserted. The audience had fled to get under cover. Just a few hardy holdouts were on the grass.
I have always prided myself in being unobtrusive when shooting events. Of course, with no one there to mingle with that didn’t work that evening. Clearly I was noticed.
When folks are waving at you, you are no longer that “invisible observer”. But they were good sports. The band, the Mar-Tans, continued to perform even though the fans had retreated a bit.
One young fan had the “dance floor” all to himself.
Oh, about my “technique”? I wanted to see if I could get decent photos without the usual adjustments and fussing. All these were shot at f/4 and 1/125 sec. I let the camera set the ISO which ranged from 300 to 8000. Focusing was auto, single spot, there is no way I can do manual focusing in the dark. I do move the focus spot around to manage the composition, but that was all. My set was satisfactory to me.
© 2019 Ludwig Keck