Saturday, May 8, 2010

May 7, 2010, Harmonic for "The Purple Valley", Player at Castaways

It was a night of celebration. "The Purple Valley" was playing at Castaways in Ithaca.  Sue the keyboardist was having a birthday.  A large crowd of her friends came and danced and listed to some great music.  Sue, thank you for sharing your birthday with us.  We had a great time.

Lessons Learned:
  • I can use a fairly high ISO with black and white photography.  Black and White photography seems to work great in low light situations. Castaways was very dark for photography.

Photo details: Exposure time 1/60 sec, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 6400, Focal Length 200 mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, hand held.

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11 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

rock on Stevo :)

Both Sides of Ben Marlan said...

i think you really got the feel of playing music. and it's not such a crazy action shot, so the task of capturing becomes more of a challenge - so good job man!

webruci said...

Ohh Yes! Great picture Steve!
Have a good weekend:)

John said...

The shot has worked really well and the high ISO has still retained a lot of detail.

lina@home sweet home said...

wow, it's a great capture :)

Sandra said...

What a great image!
ISO 6400? wow

Mike Simmons said...

Yeah, Steve - great shot with a high ISO. I really like the strong contrast, the reflection off his glasses, and the light coming low from the front. Perfect!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the info. I did not know b&w worked well in low light. Never tried it. I love people like you (an me) who include the data. It helps us all learn from each other. I think I shall return.

Rebecca

Dragonstar said...

Excellent result. This makes an excellent portrait.

Andrey Dorokhov said...

I like that black background and how light shines in glasses!

AB said...

Nice, crisp photo.