View Full Version : Toad's Place 11/9/07

11-19-2007, 03:15 PM
Jill & I went down to Toad's Place on Nov 9th to see a couple old friends play on the stage - Mighty Purple and Gargantua Soul. Also with them was the Seth Adam band, who also had a guest singer for a couple songs - none other than Christine Ohlman (of Saturday Night Live band fame). Here's a couple shots from the night. (took me this long to get 'em posted because I took about 1,700 shots, yep, all RAW! :D)

Tech details - all shot handheld on the 20D at ISO 1600, f/2.8 and in manual mode (I changed the shutter speed around depending on what effect I was looking for - Av was too unpredictable) using the 15mm fisheye, 18-50mm or 70-200mm (all Sigma f/2.8 BTW).

1. Christine Ohlman

2. Seth Adam

3. Mighty Purple

4. Steve Rodgers (Mighty Purple)

5. Jon Rodgers (Mighty Purple)

6. Kris Keyes (Gargantua Soul)

7. Tommy Hetzel (Gargantua Soul)

8. Kris Keyes (Gargantua Soul)

9. Marc Amendola (Gargantua Soul)

10. Opus (Gargantua Soul)

11-19-2007, 03:52 PM
great shots tom, lol@ Christine..

(god there is so much i wanna say here..) ok, did you know she was in the SNL band for awhile?

that is all...

11-19-2007, 03:52 PM
Great shots. I tried a couple of band pics while in Florida and it's not easy. Yours came out great

11-19-2007, 04:02 PM
Thanks guys!

(god there is so much i wanna say here..) ok, did you know she was in the SNL band for awhile?
Yep, I knew that from the first time we had her play at the nightclub my family used to own up at UConn. I think she played our stage somewhere around 1997-8, but I'll have to check the archives to be sure. :D

And if memory serves correct, she's a Trod Nossel denizen (or at least was at the time we had her).

11-19-2007, 04:09 PM
Thanks guys!

And if memory serves correct, she's a Trod Nossel denizen (or at least was at the time we had her).

shes now an owner... :Hammer :mad: :Hammer

11-19-2007, 04:13 PM
Those are great Tom!!! Its funny just HOW good ISO1600 works when you are taking club shots.... it adds a perfect effect for stage shooting gives a good "mood" and keeps you right up in the sweet spots for shutter speeds... great job!!!

11-19-2007, 04:36 PM

Well, that's interesting now...hmmm....


Thanks! Yeah, I'm constantly amazed at the 20D's performance at 1600. Even the full sized ones look good. I'll have to try a print next. I did print a shot of Maynard Ferguson on 11x17 shot at f/2.8 & ISO 1600 and no NR software/filter that came out incredible.

And BTW folks, I did no post processing on these - not even crops. Just a straight export to JPEG from Lightroom. Essentially they're in-camera JPEGs. :D There's a couple that didn't make the cut that I can rescue, but maybe another time.


11-19-2007, 05:20 PM

Just beautiful. :thumb I love shooting bands and don't get nearly enough opportunity to do so. great, great work.

11-19-2007, 06:30 PM
Thanks Ian!

Yeah, I love shooting bands too, but don't get out all that often. 2 kids have a way of putting a crimp in the live music scene for the wife & I. :D

11-19-2007, 06:44 PM
WOW, I'm truly amazed. I love when you incorporate the spot light in the shot as well, the dust caught in the light beam shows how sharp these are. SHEESH!

11-19-2007, 06:57 PM
I love the way you captured the colors from the lighting in those shots...