Sofar Sounds: O Captain, Bec Sandridge, Benedict Benjamin

My first ever Sofar Sounds, and what a wonderful little idea this is.   Secret gigs around the world, no idea who is playing.  Just sign up, and it will be held somewhere you wouldn’t expect there to be a gig.   This one turned out to be in a tiny antiques store less than 2 minutes walk from Liz’s house. Perfect.

We turned up, camera in hand, and discovered a beer shop in the back.  Even better.   Then the line up?  O Captain. Perfect 🙂  (I’m a bit of a fan boy..)

Anyway, because I expected it to be a bit of an intimate (i.e. tiny) venue, I asked a friend to borrow one of their bigger lenses.  Although I love my 50mm F1.4 prime lens, it really doesn’t do tight spaces well!  So, I ended up with a rather lovely Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 which, as you can see, did perfectly for capturing more of a sense of the room and the people sat watching.  Luckily, because we got there rather eagerly, I managed to get a seat a reasonably distance back from the performance area, and raised up a little, meaning the 50mm had LOADS of room for capturing some nice shots.

Anyway, I really like these!

O Captain
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Bec Sandridge
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Benedict Benjamin

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