This is Chris Simpson of Magna Carta (see my blog entry of today
), as photographed during a concert in Druten, this weekend.
I realise that this cannot be the most flattering picture of him, especially with his eyes almost completely closed, but it shows something about him that I like - here he's the musician/songwriter who renders the lyrics from deep within his soul. Chris feels deeply about the lyrics that he writes and sings, and it shows.
One tiny detail that I like about the original on my computer, but which unfortunately you will hardly be able to see, even in the 1000 pixel version, is the drop of sweat that's just fallen from a hair over his ear.
This is almost straight from the camera. No crop, and very little processing - hardly any more than a modest clean-up of the picture. I didn't even want to put a frame around it and decided to upload it "pure".
Shot at 1600 ISO, 1/500, F2.8.
I considered a mono conversion, but he has good skin tones, I really like the blue light on the microphone stand, and I don't think this is too grainy or noisy for a colour shot.
But do tell me what you all think of it - all comments and mods welcome!
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