16 May 2014

On the Cusp at the Celtic

A few months ago I photographed — or tried to photograph — some friends at the Celtic. Fine musicians, they play under the name On the Cusp. The Celtic, however, is one of the most difficult of all situations in which to photograph: not only is the light extremely dim, what little there is of it comes from red and green spotlights. Couple that with actively moving musicians and the only feasible photographic solution is to abandon technically fine photography and try a more creative approach.

I'm reasonably satisfied with a small proportion of the photographs but, more importantly, Craig (shown here) and Paul seemed pretty chuffed with the results.

[21 March 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 1240mm f/2.8 at 40mm, ISO 3200, 1/30 at f/2.8]

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Zhoen said...

Impressionism is it's own technical achievement. This one does feel like a performance, movement and all.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Zhoen. Glad it worked.