….this year is to shoot more people pictures in different environments. Also vowing to see more live music, I was psyched when I heard the Brian Kirk and the Jirks were playing at the Polar Plunge on new years day. What a better way to attack one of my resolutions for the year than by snapping a few shoots of the band.
In this first shot band leader Brian Kirk belts out one of their token covers…don’t remember which one but they all sound good.
I’m fairly pleased how my old Canon XTI handled the high iso settings necessary to stop the action. A shutter speed of 1/150 was the best I could do at f4…..I also knew that the noise reduction capabilities of Lightroom and Topaz could help in this situation. The overall clarity could be better but it’s not bad for the web.
In this next shot Brian’s got a hold of his trumpet player James Gibbs.
I really like how this shot turned out, pretty clear on James at f4 and 1/45 of a second shutter. My Canon 70-200mm L lens comes through with flying colors again at 200mm. I guess there’s something to be said for good glass. Do yourself a favor, if your going to stay with this crazy hobby, save up your $$$ and get some good glass as soon as possible. Don’t go with a lens of lower quality in the interim, when your not satisfied you’ll end up spending more $$$ and you’ll kick yourself like I did.
I have a few more of these that I will show you in the not to distant future so stay tuned…..