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!
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