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Challenge: Live Music (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG for Minolta
Location: Bar 1 Twenty, Huddersfield
Date: Aug 12, 2005
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Performance, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2005

The band 'Mr Shiraz' playing at my local venue 'Bar 1 Twenty'. The lights are usually controlled by someone who thinks it's really creative to have them in complete darkness 90% of the time, so I bounce flash off the ceiling. This shot was taken at 12mm, I love this lens for gigs when I can get in close.
I don't expect this to ribbon, but I want to show that almost anybody can get a photo like this with a local band using flash.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 210
Avg (all users): 6.7293
Avg (commenters): 8.4706
Avg (participants): 6.5057
Avg (non-participants): 6.8000
Views since voting: 3438
Views during voting: 532
Votes: 362
Comments: 45
Favorites: 17 (view)


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03/19/2006 06:46:52 PM
I just wanted to add to my comment below and the only way you would know it was there is if I posted a new one. I meant to also include that I remember in my 20's going to see then many unknowns at a club in Atlanta call "The Masquerade" it has since been closed down and they are building I think high rise apartments. Anyways is was an old cotton mill turned into a 3 story club. Bottom floor was Hell, middle was Purgatory, and top was Heaven. All the concerts were held in Heaven and I remember seeing Prong, Danzig, Type O Negative, Pantera, Stuck Mojo and bands like that. This photo brought back those good memories. I was always the guy on the right screaming "HELL YEAH".........Oh the good old days. Thanks for bringing that back.

One side note for the ones that will remember I went and saw Ugly Kid Joe perform at The Masquerade just before their first big hit "I Hate Everything About You" that was the first of many shows at that place.

Message edited by author 2006-04-02 16:16:10.
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03/17/2006 11:01:48 PM
This is just one awesome shot. I am glad I happend upon it. I clicked the Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7D link by mistake and saw this image in the highest rated. I really wish I would have went through all the images on this contest. IMO this is the best one in it after quickly scanning them all. Now in my favs.

Message edited by author 2006-03-17 23:36:25.
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02/28/2006 01:33:12 PM
I really like this one! I love how you get the feeling of being in the crowd.

This is awesome as a B&W... I don't think it would feel the same in color.
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02/23/2006 04:49:45 PM
Great photo. Lots of expression going on. Nice job on the B&W...
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02/23/2006 02:37:26 PM
Freaking awesome work. Excellent black and white treatment as well!!!!!!!!!

I want to become a professional rock photographer......

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08/24/2005 09:31:21 PM
Awesome, awesome shot. Seems worthy of sharing the pages with the professional rock photographers.
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08/24/2005 09:27:17 PM
I carried this image in my mind's eye after signing off. It does contain a surge of energy that is very well represented in the b/w medium. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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08/24/2005 08:17:14 AM
Hey, this is fantastic! I didn't vote in this challenge but I can't see anybody getting a higher score from me than this photo would have...nice work!
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08/24/2005 01:48:17 AM
Woot! Rawk on bobster! Great photo, great finish!
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08/24/2005 12:06:52 AM
Great capture of emotion! Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2005 11:11:26 PM
love the black an white.... hahha that guy on the right is funny....8
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08/23/2005 04:20:47 PM
very nice clear photo...depicts the energy of the the crowd and guitarist very well. good luck with this challenge. i give it a 9. :)
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08/23/2005 12:25:58 PM
My favourite of the bunch! Hope it does really well (10)
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08/23/2005 08:36:03 AM
AWESOME... 10
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08/22/2005 03:47:51 PM
Outstanding! 10.
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08/21/2005 10:13:01 PM
An outsanding capture filled with driving energy. Bumping up.
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08/21/2005 06:50:33 PM
You captured the 'energy' of the gig really well. Pretty low ceiling in that venue!
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08/21/2005 04:39:01 PM
yeah. i feel the energy.
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08/21/2005 03:27:12 PM
;great shot! it is always great when you can get the crowd in like this.. I really feel what is going on in the photo. just curious why you chose to do it in B&W. 10
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08/21/2005 02:24:11 PM
Shot really captures the energy of the crowd and the soul of the musician.
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08/21/2005 11:41:32 AM
good moment, great in b&w, godd composition and framing
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08/21/2005 08:43:32 AM
Great angle and mood, great picture!
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08/21/2005 01:13:31 AM
Terrific photograph. The relationship between the guitarist and the most prominent fan is wonderful; shows just how much the former loves making music & how much the latter enjoys it. I'd have still been happy if you'd decided to crop off the bit of a person (?) encroaching on the right, even though it would mean knocking a bit off the fan's shoulder. 8
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08/20/2005 10:05:09 AM
rock and rooooooooooooollll
the fans adddd
powerfullview and the devilish SG just manage to steal the show
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08/20/2005 01:25:44 AM
nice guitar! nice picture
7
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08/20/2005 12:08:57 AM
Excellent energy and tonality here.
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08/19/2005 11:12:10 PM
Outstanding!! Great composition, great b&w, fantastic emotion. One of the best of the bunch. 9
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08/19/2005 07:28:00 PM
Very sharp for a club shot! Too bad ya couldn't clone out some slightly distracting spots where the lighting is supposed to be and the more distracting arm to the very right of frame...
TC
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08/19/2005 05:58:17 PM
Great shot, because it perfectly shows the interaction between the musician and his audience. It also looks as if you were pretty close, it shows, as a viewer I feel like I was present. Besides that you've got great lighting and perfect B&W toning. 10 & fav!
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08/19/2005 02:11:49 PM
Great to see the fans aswell good work
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08/19/2005 03:49:51 AM
WONDERFUL moment! This is my favorite shot in this catagory. 10+
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08/18/2005 12:17:02 PM
I WANNA RAWK! RAWK! DUN DUN A DUN! 7
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08/18/2005 11:32:36 AM
Good capture, nice shot
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08/17/2005 10:48:47 PM
looks like a good shot under tough conditions
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08/17/2005 10:48:24 PM
This looks great as a B/W . GREAT comp and use o contrast. Definetly top 3.

You might like my website. I am a concert photographer. Have a look: www.LegatoMuzicPhotography.com

P.S. I gave you the only 10 I gaveout in the contest. Good Luck
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08/17/2005 10:23:11 PM
Simply awesome, you obviously know how to make a great picture so that's all I shall say!
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08/17/2005 06:41:12 PM
This could be a winnah!
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08/17/2005 12:55:35 PM
greay captue of fan partipication....good shot
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08/17/2005 11:20:44 AM
I picked 5 10's, this is one of them. It is classic in the "rock" elements: the guitarist without a shirt, the raised instrument, the "devil horns" sign. I think this captures "live music" very well. The image is low-key, but that works in a rock setting.
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08/17/2005 09:32:45 AM
Great intensity, I love this shot --- really top notch work. Congrats.
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08/17/2005 09:28:11 AM
10 all the way! coming back to say this is going straight to my favs!
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08/17/2005 03:12:23 AM
Quite a burst of energy here, small space even emphasizes it some more...
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08/17/2005 01:07:31 AM
Does it get any more "live" than this? You've captured the action!
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08/17/2005 12:46:08 AM
Awsome angle shot! Well done - I love this.
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08/17/2005 12:25:29 AM
Great candid capture. Nice use of black and white. Has lots of movement to it.
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