I’ve just finished April 2015! I really need to keep at least less than a year behind. Breaking a year would be bad!
Anyway, ended up at this gig as I do like Firesuite after stumbling into them at Tramsline 2014. A friend of mine suggested that Vasa were worth seeing as well. This is probably the last gig where I used my Canon EOS 500D, and the darkness of The South Sea was probably the straw that broke the camels back. I remember being quite frustrated with the darkness and inability to get a clear/non blurry/non dark shot.
Looking back at what I’ve pulled out of the set, it obviously wasn’t that bad!
I really did not enjoy taking pictures at this gig. It was just far too dark for my poor little D450, and was probably the point when I decided to upgrade it. Sifting through the photos has been painful, as there were over 200 of then, mostly far too dark and grainy to be of use. Still, I managed to get these.
Another trip to the South Sea, this time to see a bunch of guys playing some awesome noisy rock and roll. A teeny bit of a departure from the Heavy Metal bands I’ve been mostly photographing, but still something I definitely enjoyed.
Lighting was again tough in the South Sea on the left hand side of the stage, but after hassling one of the sound guys after Thieves By The Code had finished I managed to get some of the lights lifted a bit to illuminate that part of the stage better. I’m not sure the green patterned light was helping though with that side as it was adding quite a bit of texture to the photos making them a little harder to see. It looked good to the crowd though, and that’s what’s really important.
Oh, I learned something on this shoot: Double basses are awesome to photograph!