Gilmore Trail, Awooga

First gig I’ve been to in the rather white looking Local Authority. I think this was billed as Awooga’s last gig of the year, and an album launch gig for the Gilmore Trail. I got a lot more shots of Awooga (some 300!) as there was enough room at the front of the stage for me to take them, but it filled up pretty quickly for Gilmore Trail restricting photo opportunities.

Looking through the photos, I wasn’t really too happy with a lot of them. The LED lights were over exposing many of the shots, leading to all sorts of problems. I’m finding myself wishing for some good old fashioned white light to help balance out the colours a little.

Still, there are some nice ones in here 🙂

Gilmore Trail


Tramlines 2014 – Sunday!

Finally. Got through them all! It took Sunday a little slower, even though slower still meant 20 bands, but over 8 venues. Due to quite a few of these shots being taken in West Street Live, which had the same blue leds burning away at the stage, I’ve been a little more experimental with some Lightroom work here, just to ease the boredom of some of the shots all looking the same.

Dark Sky Park
Seconds Apart
Che Ga Zebra
We Dig For Fire
The Summer War
Max Restaino
Ichabod, I think!
Tomorrow We Sail
Radical Boy
Northern Oak
In Fall
The Half Earth
Cloud Boat
Perfect Crimes

Tramlines 2014 – Friday!

My first attempt to photograph a festival was a very different kettle of fish to just turning up at a gig with my camera. No, instead it was turning up at 10 different gigs with my camera! I spent the whole evening rotating around the Tramlines fringe, which was about 10 different venues, sticking my head in and taking pictures. I ended up with about 490 photos, from which I’ve managed to tidy up and select a rather scary 90+! I’m not sure if the forced time with each band meant my shooting was more selective, or because I’ve less photos to choose from for each band I’m being less picky. Well, let me know 😉

Line up, in picture order

Glass – Could be Glass Caves
La Bete Blooms
Silent Doctrine
Kiziah & The Kings
The Death Rays of Ardilla
Ivory Kings
April Towers
Sam Scherdel
Blind Drivers
Back To Verona
Far From Home
Day Old Hate
Unicorn Hunters
(random busker!)
The Ruby Jacks
(random crazy guys in a transit with a PA and a kit!)
Arrows of Love
(random smiley guy)
Feral Mantra
Be Like Pablo
The Starkins