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I've been a fan of a-ha since 1985 and yet didn't see the legendary "Take on Me" Video until May 1986! I was awestruck by it. I've seen a-ha several times now, in Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

This was at the MEN in Manchester and was to be their last UK tour date ever, until they announced a few more. Their last UK TV appearance ever will be on Monday evening on the Alan Titchmarsh show.

I booked my ticket the day they came on sale (26 February) and therefore was only 5 rows away from the stage - this is essential if you wish to take some half decent concert photography. I got away with my Nikon D80 (SLR!) and used it to my hearts content. The light levels were quite low at times, especially on the singer's faces and I wasn't going to increase my ISO above 320 (as it degrades the image considereably). I'd rather underexpose using a low ISO and increase the exposure in photoshop - not ideal either but concert photography is all about compromise - and fast shutter speeds are definitely not an option unless you have a very expensive camera.

Anyway, this is a Morten Harket. Yes this was the colour of the lighting (and not very bright either), I'd underexposed it and increased the exposure in photoshop by about 4 stops!

All comments and votes, very welcome indeed.

More a-ha photos can be found on my flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewhurley/

Andrew

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Uploaded:22 Nov 2010 - 9:11 PM
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nellabella
22 Nov 2010 - 9:21 PM

beautiful light

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Pegon  878 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 10:12 PM

A good shot, well caught.
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bromley-smith
22 Nov 2010 - 10:15 PM

Well shot Andrew.
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diamondgeaser
23 Nov 2010 - 11:56 AM

Excellent capture,this type of photography is not easy,well done...JIM.

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Andrew_Hurley
23 Nov 2010 - 1:16 PM

Thnaks Nella, Pete, Tony and Jim for your kind comments!

Andrew.

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Good job Andrew, very nice idea must have been quite a moment when the shot came out like this for you, congrats, I would put a halo round him, and dull those highlights on his left hand, and with a large feather, it would darken the B/G some more for a better print...A truly inspirational shot. Chen.

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dusfim
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1 Dec 2010 - 7:01 PM

Excellent capture, I like the blueish colour, well done. Dusfim

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