Tuesday, June 8, 2010

May 6, 2010 Ithaca Festival

This past weekend Judy and I went to the Ithaca Festival.  What a great place to listen to some great music.  The weather was horrible on Sunday, so the crowds were not very large.  The musicians still played, and I think everybody who was there had a great time.  The photos below are from the Go Cats, and Hank's Garage.  This was the debut for Hank's Garage, and they were incredible.

Lessons Learned:
  • The musicians were playing under a pavilion without lights.  In the past when I have tried to take photos with these conditions, it has been horrible. The light outside the pavilion was very bright, and the people would come out very dark.  This time I didn't worry about the light outside the pavilion.  I just concentrated on getting the exposure on the people correct.  It turned out very well.  The people look like they are in a studio.  I like the effect.

9 comments:

Levonne said...

Really great pictures. The light was not so harsh as it was cloudy? Right? Nice shots. I am sure the musicians would love copies.

Andrew said...

I was going to say... those look freaking awesome! Studio is exactly the right word. Great work man!

imagidiem said...

These are very nice. I like the penultimate one best.

Mike Simmons said...

I don't think the lighting could be better, Steve! Great shots - I wish I could've been there!

Reverend Awesome said...

The first shot is my favorite. That guy looks so cool with his hat, neat jacket and giant bass. Very nicely done.

I wish I could play instruments. I can see myself being in a band in my mind and god is it cool.

ruma2008 said...

Yes.
Their "The faces". . .
They create really a lot of stories and music.

Thank you.
ruma

Jill A. Brown said...

Awesome!

I think I need to visit Ithaca sometime. ;)

RuneE said...

I think you did the right thing. In this case it is the people that is important - not the rain :-)

Both Sides of Ben Marlan said...

wow - great portraits Stevo - crystal clear