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Keane

This week's theme: Live gigs!

Photo #4 of 6 - Here's a scene from the O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park. This is a well know UK band called Keane. They were very strict during adminission and DSLRs were not allowed into the event (unless you are a press photographer). I guess this was to protect the image rights of corporations like Getty, who probably paid handsomely as a sponsor to be there.

Given this distance from stage and the low light conditions, this image from the FZ20 was about as good as it gets for the public. Gotta love that 12x f/2.8 image stabilised zoom lens. As for the press photographers, they had their expensive DSLRs and were 3x closer to the stage than the public could get. Was definately a walk in the park for them, hardly any skill required at all.

Keane

This week's theme: Live gigs!

Photo #4 of 6 - Here's a scene from the O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park. This is a well know UK band called Keane. They were very strict during adminission and DSLRs were not allowed into the event (unless you are a press photographer). I guess this was to protect the image rights of corporations like Getty, who probably paid handsomely as a sponsor to be there.

Given this distance from stage and the low light conditions, this image from the FZ20 was about as good as it gets for the public. Gotta love that 12x f/2.8 image stabilised zoom lens. As for the press photographers, they had their expensive DSLRs and were 3x closer to the stage than the public could get. Was definately a walk in the park for them, hardly any skill required at all.

comments (15)

A lot more emotion in this shot. Well done.
Nicely captured. I wonder if I could do better with my dSLR!
  • Shuva
  • 9 Mar 2006, 05:29
Tr---eee-e-ing...That must have been the sound. I like your description. I wish that chap wore a more fancy shirt than the boring white---dissappointing for a picture taker..
  • sk
  • 9 Mar 2006, 06:46
cool. u did a great job considering u were using ur compact
Duane- concert shots are so impossible to light... you did an amazing job on this one!
  • Dan
  • 9 Mar 2006, 08:58
Brilliant, that fz20 is excellent. you could sell that to Getty!
Tena koe ehoa
Of the series I like this so far. It's got that "live gig atmosphere".
  • Dia
  • 9 Mar 2006, 11:10
Love the atmosphere.
Its amazing you managed to take such wonderful photos in a corcert, very nice smile
  • Micki
  • 9 Mar 2006, 11:16
Great timing on this shot. Smoke machine and lighting made for a wonderful photo, too. Well done.
Nice impression of the artist at work.
  • Roger
  • 9 Mar 2006, 16:16
Cool shot. Nice colors
I love the atmosphere. The smoke is great!
I like this one smile
Cool! Seems a gig from hell!
Perfect timing and the whole bisecting black red composition add to the photo.

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