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(Camera held aloft.........hoping for best)
It was taken at a music festival (Live at Bingley 2008) and was captured during a set from Echo and the Bunnymen. Capturing live bands is a real passion of mine. However, usually the locations are a lot smaller - enabling me to get up close to the action (even sometimes on stage, depending on my levels of cheek).
But on this occasion, the event was on a greater scale than I'm accustomed to. It was a real struggle to even get close to the action. Conseqently, I settled on being amidst the masses of people around 20 deep from the front. Moreover, not possessing any monster zoom lenses - I decided to try and capture the moment from where I was. But being amongst the crowds was proving problematic in terms of any clear shots of the stage. Rather than fighting against this situation, I wanted the hustle and bustle to become part of the composition of my shot. My method was getting a rough exposure setting - and then using on-camera flash to highlight any foreground action. What's more, I held my camera above my head - simply pressing the shutter when any action was occuring. Many shots were taken in this fashion, but the Showtime image was by far the best of the bunch.
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