The Music

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© Regenia Brabham
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UploadedJune 18, 2012
TakenJune 18, 2012
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/60 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length240 mm
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I photographed a musical event in Macon last night. I spent four hours fighting very low light. I even cursed it a few times. No flash allowed, lots of back lighting, and subjects that were on a stage. I decided that if I couldn't beat it, I would use it. This is my favorite shot.

Thank you for the spotlight Lew!

36 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (18 Jun 2012):


  • dp *

    dp * gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    Right-on ! very well done Regenia.

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    Great use of the light!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (18 Jun 2012):


  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    Very nice profile with little lighting, details still readable.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    The first thing I noticed was the awesome light in this shot -- Well Done!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    Success is measured by the result! Terrific!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (18 Jun 2012):

    You caught the light just right. Wonderful image.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    Wish I had had you around when I photographed a choral concert recently! (I don't recognize the instrument this guy is playing)

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    this is super. It reminds me of a book cover . great comp......

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    A very interesting portrait, well done.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    Wow, an excellent shot with the limited lighting that you had to work with!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (19 Jun 2012):

    Superb capture with perfect light!! Looks like he's playing a melodica.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2012):

    The lighting adds an air of mystery to this photo. Very cool!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (19 Jun 2012):

    The lack of lighting adds a lot of intensity to this wonderful portrait, it really puts you in the moment.. I love it!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (19 Jun 2012):


  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (20 Jun 2012):

    Beautiful rim lighting. We learn the most when we're forced to work outside our comfort zones.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    Brilliant use of lighting. Truly gives a soulful look and feel to this image.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    Beautiful lighting Regenia ...It is frustrating to work with low light but you mastered it.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    Love the shot, what is the instrument ?

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (20 Jun 2012):

    Thanks so much everyone. I am not sure of the name of the instrument Elfriede. Shane doesn't know what it is either.

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (20 Jun 2012):

    Excellent mood shot. (you sure that isn't a 'Big Gulp' straw?) ;-)

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (21 Jun 2012):

    Bravo! Despite the low light your talent and skill produced a wonderful portrait, Regina

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (21 Jun 2012):


  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (21 Jun 2012):

    And a stunning result Regenia.. Features picked out perfectly with the available light.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 Jun 2012):

    I truly love this, Reg! The light is excellent!

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (22 Jun 2012):

    Classic !!!!!!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (22 Jun 2012):

    Well seen and presented!

  • chuck vona

    chuck vona   gave props (22 Jun 2012):

    Couldn't be better, low light adds intensity, very good capture

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (24 Jun 2012):


  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (24 Jun 2012):

    Intensity indeed, brilliant result!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    Wow! So dramatic and I can almost hear the music! Fantastic shot, Regenia!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    lovely shot

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (28 Jun 2012):

    You really nailed it. Using the light you had. Great work!

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (7 Jul 2012):

    You used the lighting so well!!!

  • Mark Andrews

    Mark Andrews (Deleted) gave props (7 Aug 2012):


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