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TomNanos
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
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/wpw-20071119/wm_20071109-_MG_3053.jpg

2. Seth Adam
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/wpw-20071119/wm_20071109-_MG_3119.jpg

3. Mighty Purple
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/wpw-20071119/wm_20071109-_MG_3290.jpg

4. Steve Rodgers (Mighty Purple)
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/wpw-20071119/wm_20071109-_MG_3326.jpg

5. Jon Rodgers (Mighty Purple)
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/wpw-20071119/wm_20071109-_MG_3608.jpg

6. Kris Keyes (Gargantua Soul)
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/wpw-20071119/wm_20071110-_MG_3879.jpg

7. Tommy Hetzel (Gargantua Soul)
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/wpw-20071119/wm_20071110-_MG_3910.jpg

8. Kris Keyes (Gargantua Soul)
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/wpw-20071119/wm_20071110-_MG_4108.jpg

9. Marc Amendola (Gargantua Soul)
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/wpw-20071119/wm_20071110-_MG_4278.jpg

10. Opus (Gargantua Soul)
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/wpw-20071119/wm_20071110-_MG_4088.jpg

zacker
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...

JayVig
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

TomNanos
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).

zacker
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

Orgnoi1
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!!!

TomNanos
11-19-2007, 04:36 PM
Craig-

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

Ross-

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.

-Tom

twoshadows
11-19-2007, 05:20 PM
Tom,

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

TomNanos
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

JustinL
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!

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