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Grand Magus Live : Heavy Rock Band.

By UrbaneMagick
Hi everyone,

sorry for my absence of late, not been out with the camera much at all & loads of gardening to do!!

This band came over from Scandinavia to play a little gig in Weymouth, Dorset..they have a Black Sabbath kind of feel to them,

Have a great weekend,

Gareth Smile

Tags: Music Black and white Bands Live music Rock music Portraits and people Live bands Rock bands Grand Magus

Voters: LynneJoyce, paskinmj, canonfan and 21 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 12:12AM
I guessed from the portrait that this wasn't a gospel singer!
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 12:16AM
nicely phrased Lynne :-p
paskinmj 12 11 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 3:54AM
Great vibe and energy captured Gareth!
canonfan 11 7 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 5:05AM
Brilliant image Gareth
fazzer 12 54 7 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 7:13AM
Good feel to this Gareth , the dark tones and the guys serious expression work well with the kind of music he's performing Smile
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
2 Mar 2013 8:12AM
Welcome back, Gareth! I like the facial expression and the microphone, good B&W.
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 8:17AM
A great image Gareth, certainly worth waiting for...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
2 Mar 2013 8:32AM
A great image GarethSmile
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 10:33AM
Thankyou for the comments folks.

Lighting was virtually non-existent, three tiny red lights above the stage .

I've upgraded ( of mum & dad has) my d1x to the d2x so this is the first gig photo with that camera.
widtink 9 406 2 Scotland
2 Mar 2013 12:23PM
Hey Gareth , glad your back i love this , really well captured Grin

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
2 Mar 2013 1:51PM
Not really my scene Gareth but this guy looks as if he believes in what he is doing !! Excellent capture. Hope you enjoy the D2x.
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 5:24PM
Well exposed stage shot Gareth. Looks good in mono.

fificat100 10 5 2 Scotland
3 Mar 2013 12:30AM
Well taken amd showing what he's all about

UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 12:48PM
3 second exposure hand held..ridiculous...any advice ons ettings appreciated Smile
big fella 18 485 England
3 Mar 2013 2:24PM
He kept very still for 3 seconds....
Shadow from the neck of the guitar is a bit harsh, just as if a flash has lit it! Must have had some up light as well as the 3 red lights above the stage.
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 3:03PM
Hi Big fella........ unbelievable 3 seconds isn;t it.
........ no no uplighting, just the three red lights... surprisingly, the guy is around five foot tall..tiny... I wonder if it's the reflection of someone in the crowds flash?
SteveHunter 13 386 1 England
3 Mar 2013 4:14PM
That is very impressive for hand held at 3 seconds, and I really like the shot, I love the fact you can see where the neck of the guitar has moved.

You could have reduced the length of exposure if you had wanted by opening up the aperture somewhat. An f5.6 aperture would have given you closer to a 0.3 second exposure. That's a lot easier to handhold, especially if your lens has VR. Of course this would have given you a much shallower Depth of Field but I wouldn't have thought this would cause you a problem in this shot.
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 4:43PM
Hi Steve,
Thanks for the votes..and constructiver advice..appreciated.

I tried the lens on all apertures, but at 5.6 I was hitting a completely seperate set of difficulties.

This is the only photo that was salvageable from a ton of photos taken at different setting... I think I need to woprk out the correct combination of settings...any ideas?

Big thanks Smile
Hey, I read your post about Live music photography and this is impressive considering the situation! I would of come down from F16 to around 5.6 or 8. I normally use fast primes (50mm or 85mm) around f4. Or consider something like a Tamron 17-50 f2.8.

I hope this helps
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 8:34PM
Hi Christographer Smile
..................... I took a ton of photos at various fstops from 5. up to 16............. just couldn;t get anything.
I'm guessing, that it's not just the Aperture, but the combination of settings that I need to correct.
The original of "this" photo, wasn;t too special, had to do a lot of burning to get this .
Bursting off your shots may help, three shots in a burst is my usual trick. Shooting in RAW?
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2013 2:13PM
Hi Christographer...... yes, always shoot in RAW.
..I'll try continous shooting next time then..... will try anything....HHeeeeellllllppp!
LV426 12 7 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 12:05AM
A very intense and atmospheric moment that you captured here!
I like the “Rawness” and “Power” that radiates off the guitarist.
A great moment!
stevesloan 11 9 Scotland
9 Mar 2013 7:15PM
Great shot Gareth, lighting spot on. Steve
ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
14 Mar 2013 8:53AM
Cool tats.

Fantastic capture of this guy in action, Gareth. A Nordic Tony Iommi, huh? Grin


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