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Donkey box

This week's theme: Live gigs!

Photo #2 of 6 - From yesterday's black and white shot of VWQt, today we go into full colour. At least this is as colourful as it can get. Quite often the colour of the spotlights wash out the whole scene, so you see nothing but 1 colour at a time (usually red, blue, pink or purple). This was one of the rare occassions when I got a multi-coloured picture.

Featured in the picture is Atul, the lead singer of Donkeybox. His band is into metal, and you can often hear them playing old hits like Enter The Sandman (personally one of my favourites, bet my parents won't approve) along side some of their own compositions. If you'd like to hear Donkeybox live, come down to the Imperial College Student Union on one of the band nights. It's usually £3 at the door, but beer at the union is cheap and more than makes up for it.

What's your favourite metal tune? Or do you hate this type of music altogether?

Donkey box

This week's theme: Live gigs!

Photo #2 of 6 - From yesterday's black and white shot of VWQt, today we go into full colour. At least this is as colourful as it can get. Quite often the colour of the spotlights wash out the whole scene, so you see nothing but 1 colour at a time (usually red, blue, pink or purple). This was one of the rare occassions when I got a multi-coloured picture.

Featured in the picture is Atul, the lead singer of Donkeybox. His band is into metal, and you can often hear them playing old hits like Enter The Sandman (personally one of my favourites, bet my parents won't approve) along side some of their own compositions. If you'd like to hear Donkeybox live, come down to the Imperial College Student Union on one of the band nights. It's usually £3 at the door, but beer at the union is cheap and more than makes up for it.

What's your favourite metal tune? Or do you hate this type of music altogether?

comments (24)

I didn't know you were into rock music Duane? Great shot.
The Maven: Hehe.. you could even say that Shutterchance coding would not have been possible without some rock and metal. wink

On the other hand, I do also enjoy a night out at the opera. That's me, totally skitzo...
  • Dia
  • 7 Mar 2006, 00:39
I was listening to heavy metal when I was younger, but I guess in the end was too aggressive for me and I was tired of the black and dark colours hihihi, so I changed and went on the "other" side (this is how my other friends then called it).

I dont hate any kind of music, I believe each kind has its own followers and we must respect this smile
  • keith
  • 7 Mar 2006, 01:36
This is something i would love to try again. i havent done it since the 70's (of course i was very young). This works well, colour is good and i like the blue on the head.
  • Gary
  • 7 Mar 2006, 01:56
would make a cool poster, this guy would probably pay you good $ for a print of this
Heehee. I wouldn't call "Enter sandman" metal.. It's more like hard rock. At least to me, since I listen almost exclusively to metal, verging more on the "extreme" sub-genres such as Black and Death Metal. Metallica's earlier works like "Kill 'em all", "Ride the lightning", "Master of puppets" and "Justic for all" are all classic thrash metal albums. Started to get more hard-rock/commercial from there. =^( But anyway, nice shot there. You did a great job in difficult conditions. Only nitpicks (as usual): i find the angle a bit too low to see his facial expression clearly. Also, the weird blue bit beside his head is kinda distracting. I think you can tone that down in PS. PS: I don't think you're skitzo.. I can go from things like Cradle of Filth (they are british btw) to things like Govi in an instant.
The Maven: Hehe, you're right. Enter Sandman is one of the softer ones from Metallica. But IMHO, they seem to have gone down hill with their newer albums. I guess I'm not that hardcore after all. The only other bands of this genre I listen to are Guns N Roses and Evanesence.
Very nice under tough light conditions. Never did connect with metal but lots of stuff. A live is always good smile
Very cool feel and mood. Love it.
Tena koe ehoa
A good image Duane. If it wasn't for your prologue I wouldn't associated this dude with metal though. I was actually thinking folk or something in that stream. Metal I'm not really into.
The Maven: Well, my college is actually a mass production factory for "egg heads", "uber geeks" and "boffins". This guy is already one of the more menancing ones. wink Unfortunately, he's recently got a short haircut now.
Nice shot taken in difficult light conditions. Good work !
No, I am not a heavy metal person...
  • Shuva
  • 7 Mar 2006, 06:57
Shotting in such conditions is not always tough, some time you get good results when you least expected it (only when you flash is off).
The Maven: Thanks Shuva. Actually, there's not much choice with the flash. If you use the flash, the colours from the spotlights will be lost. Also, you'll start to be able to see the background - which in our union isn't nice at all sad
  • Dan
  • 7 Mar 2006, 07:34
Excellent exposure, and colour. I'd love more opportunities to shoot gigs. With a young baby in the house though it doesn't seem I'll get out much smile
The Maven: Hi Dan, thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you'll come back again soon. I think babies are great subjects to shoot - at least until they grow old enough to run around, then it gets more challenging wink The one you posted on your blog a few days ago was a very nice capture.
  • John
  • 7 Mar 2006, 08:08
Nice image, good rock shot.
  • jlc
  • 7 Mar 2006, 08:33
picture in the movement very clear !
nice colors
  • Micki
  • 7 Mar 2006, 10:30
Wow! Great shot.

Now, being a drummer, I'm requesting a shot of at least one drummer, if not this week...sometime in the future.
The Maven: Heh... I didn't know you're a drummer. The drummer is usually the hardest to get - he sits far back and is usually not in the spotlight. I'll have a dig around to see if I can get some nice drummer shots. In the mean time, maybe you want to check out Denosha's blog (http://denosha.shutterchance.com) - he's a drummer too.
this is great! i really like!!
beautiful colours..mmm so sharp. oh master, how did you do it?
The Maven: The trick to sharpness is actually a lens that cost about 60 bucks - the Canon 50mm f/1.8. Being a prime lens, it's as sharp as the best zooms, and captures more than double the light of the most expensive zoom lens in that range.
Micki: Hey cool! I'm a drummer too! Metal drummer to be precise. hee hee. So far i've only posted up one shot of drums in my blog: http://denosha.shutterchance.com/photoblog/248.htm What kind of stuff do you play?
  • sk
  • 7 Mar 2006, 13:29
nice nice nice Duane, i prefer this to yesterdays. love the colour and moment of the shot. well done. hope they keep getting better, no pressure LOL
The Maven: No pressure??!! Argh... this is a hard theme to keep up!
  • Paul
  • 7 Mar 2006, 14:22
Great angle, very nice stage shot.
I like this shot. The mood set by the light and his expression seem to agree with each other. smile
  • Atul Rana
  • 7 Mar 2006, 18:33
Thanks for the awesome shot Duane and it is very kind of you to have taken this shot being right in front of the speaker stack where the sound is the loudest! Indeed, Enter Sandman isn't pure heavy metal as such, it is just about touching on the fringes of it, DonkeyBox is more on the hard rock touching on metal scene. And I know, our drummer always complains of not being photographed as much as the others, pretty tricky to get his shot I guess.
The Maven: Good explanation from the man himself!

Ps. For working next to the speaker, I got triple flanged ear plugs now. Ears wouldn't have survived the 2 hour shoot on Friday without them.
This is a great composition with the emblem on the guys tee shirt giving a central 'fire' to the shot. THe colours are good as is the exposure which could so easily have gone pear shaped. Great shot
Great viewpoint and lighting. I like this one, Duane.
You really nailed this one.
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