June 2008

Jay’s Solo

Jay Sticks Up
Jay’s Solo

Jay Osmond has a tremendous solo in the middle of a medley from “The Plan” that rocks the house.  As he nears the end there is a pause where he strikes this pose.  I captured this from various angles, but this was one of my favorite of the moment.

It’s moments like these I try to work hard to capture.  There are various things I look for, including individual scenes, group scenes, the entire stage and setting and interactions between people.  I am very fortunate to be able to shoot multiple shows for a project like this one, allowing me to catch scenes at a subsequent concert that I may have missed at a previous one.

Canon 40D, 24-105L, 1/80 at f/4 and 500 ISO
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Getting the Shot

Getting the Shot
Getting the Shot

Every so often you notice something in the midst of whatever you are doing that really strikes you.  This moment was one of those.

I was scooting around the venue looking for different vantage points to capture when I noticed this concert goer working hard at getting a shot of the show.  Everyone was standing the entire show, so she had to hold her camera well above her head to try and get a decent shot.  A great shot is worth working for, right?

I framed in the camera and put it in focus (rather than the background).  This is one of those shots I value for myself rather than the express purpose for which I was there.  I hope you like it to 🙂

Canon 40D, EFS 17-55, 1/125 at f/2.8 and 640 ISO
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Back in the USA

Cloudy Morning
Cloudy Morning

Finally back in the US again, I have been taking a breather for a few days from photos and blogging. This morning I figured it was time to get back into things, so snapped this shot on the way to work.

We’ve been having a very unusual spring, with plenty of swings between warm weather and back to periodic snow showers. It’s no surprise then that we had a very April-like wet few days since I have been back. I love seeing the clouds in the sky though, providing some fun, dramatic views.

I’ll be sorting through my photos from the trip and posting some of the “keepers” I find as I collect those I will use for the book. Thanks to all my flickr friends that visited while I was away, and I look forward to getting back into your streams now that I have time and a decent internet connection again.

Canon 40D, Sigma 10-22, 1/125 at f/8 and 100 ISO
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