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The "Blues"

By Mrsbass
Good afternoon everyone,

Many thanks for your comments on votes on the Limehouse Lizzy series and very special thanks to John for his precious user award yesterday on the Boys are back in town.

The photography last night was a complete wash out as the stage lighting was exceptionally poor - there was a main spot light centred on the middle of the stage and that was about it - I was unable to get any band shots without the guys on either side being in the shadow and the singer becoming over exposed - so as I promised you some band pic's I have had a trawl back through my files and come up with this one taken a few months ago.

There is no post shot processing in this image - the lighting guy has this really good trick of blueing out all of the stage apart from the main performer which in this case was Dave playing a solo on his acoustic guitar - very effective.

All is not lost, the guys are playing at a festival this coming weekend so I hope to redeem myself and get a good cache of shots there to share with you!!

I hope you had a great weekend.

Best Wishes

Tags: Photo journalism The Idle Hands

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boov 5 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 5:43PM
Brilliant shot

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 May 2013 5:45PM
This is excellent Heather !! Amazing atmosphere captured here Smile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
19 May 2013 6:02PM
Very cool Wink

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
19 May 2013 6:21PM
Your title says it all....a great capture...hope you have better luck next weekend...maybe a small word in the lighting mans ear this timeGrinGrin
dudler Plus
14 706 1351 England
19 May 2013 6:21PM
Be grateful you aren't a folkie - at least there ARE stage lights at your gigs!

Soem folk clubs - especially back when ultrafast colour film was 500ASA - just had a feeble fluorescent tube over the top of the chair the performer sat on. (Note that I don't say "stage"...)
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 6:52PM
This is a beauty Heather! Very atmospheric and electrifying! What a shame the lighting man didn't think about you photographers!!
Was so looking forward to seeing Mr. B too!! Take some huge spotlights next week!! Tongue

19 May 2013 7:01PM
This is an excellent image, Heather - full of bluesy atmosphere!Wink

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 7:04PM
This works a treat.....
19 May 2013 7:19PM
I think you have done a great work that impress the great atmosphere during this concert, Heather !Smile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 7:41PM
What else with that colour backdropWink

johnke 5 223 15
19 May 2013 7:51PM
It Isolates Dave so well Heather, is that Rod Stewart in the center...John... Without a Hat.
19 May 2013 8:10PM
Wow,love the colours Heather,brilliant shot..Lin
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 8:23PM
Like how the guitar stands out of the blue stage.
19 May 2013 8:56PM
Excellent image Heather, great composlition
19 May 2013 9:39PM
The blue light is exceptional, Heather!! Great compositionSmile
moiral 8 12 Scotland
19 May 2013 10:13PM
Wish someone would do shots of my hubby's band like this. He asked me to do some but I am hopeless with people photos. Really like this effect. Moira
19 May 2013 10:25PM
Great image Mrs B
jdinne 15 16 England
20 May 2013 12:41PM
Brilliant Heather

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
20 May 2013 2:30PM
You really know your stuff Heather
these are so difficult to get right and you certainly have it all here
congratulations...a spot on shot
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
20 May 2013 5:34PM
Its a great shot Mrs B.
20 May 2013 9:24PM
Clever the way the guitarist, who I presume is playing a solo, stands out in the spotlight as opposed to the rest of the band just backing him....
21 May 2013 6:24PM
Fab' atmosphere Heather, really like this.
Love the name of the Band by the waySmile
And yes, I know I should be packing Smile

John Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 May 2013 2:48PM
oooops forgot to vote ....Blush
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
23 May 2013 12:45PM
Very effective lighting, beautifully captured Heather.
24 May 2013 6:56PM
Yet another cracker Heather. Do love the lighting you capture in your images. Great work Grin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
24 May 2013 11:29PM
Your image rocks! Grin

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