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Al Green 6/12/09 Bonnaroo Day 2

 
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Al Green is one of the performers that was on my list to check out when I could. Needless to say, he is a classic. I looked forward to this. It was also my first shoot at Bonnaroo that was on the main stage...The What Stage. The stage itself was massive. From the photo pit the edge of the stage rose a good 12 ft...possibly more. Add to the fact that there were at least 200 photographers in the pit made positioning a big part of the gig. One did not have a lot of room to move around and up-noses were always a threat if you weren't careful. BTW, I have included one shot at 17mm that didn't even show 2/3rds of the stage. My guess was if you got 30-50 ft back you might have been able to capture the full band.

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Jun 19, 2009 05:46

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:shock: No Photos:(

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TTk wrote in post #8137462external link
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??? I am showing all of the photos and my web site it working. I checked the image links and they all seem to be ok? I'm not sure why you can't see them.

Jun 19, 2009 05:56

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3, 5, and 7 are my faves.

Jun 20, 2009 14:43

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Some nice images, but why include the first? IMO it's ruined by the mics in the faces...

Jun 20, 2009 15:16

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mono55 wrote in post #8144775external link
3, 5, and 7 are my faves.

Thank you. It was a tough shoot with a high stage and during daylight. I am fairly pleased with what I got.

René Damkot wrote in post #8144893external link
Some nice images, but why include the first? IMO it's ruined by the mics in the faces...

I have to agree with you but I was trying to add a little diversity to the set...pretty much I had to go with what I could shoot.

Jun 21, 2009 18:27

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Hey, you shot where you could shoot. I like the skin tone on #1 and I'm glad you showed it. Nice use of available light. Nice images of Al "Grits" Green.

Jun 21, 2009 22:45

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5 is king! :D

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very nice shots, 2,3,5 - my favs

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I've shot him before and he's coming back! :-) Not bad but it's hard in daylight. Still liking that new lens? :-)

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2, 5 and esp 7 are my pics...you can feel Al's glee from here.

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ironbelle wrote in post #8151215external link
Hey, you shot where you could shoot. I like the skin tone on #1 and I'm glad you showed it. Nice use of available light. Nice images of Al "Grits" Green.

Thank you. The light was mostly daylight during that set. I was lucky during this set because I was able to get to at least 3 spots in the pit.

robertn wrote in post #8152147external link
5 is king! :D

5 seems to be a winner on POTN. Thanks

roman_t wrote in post #8152384external link
very nice shots, 2,3,5 - my favs

Thank you, roman.

DwightMcCann wrote in post #8155449external link
I've shot him before and he's coming back! :-) Not bad but it's hard in daylight. Still liking that new lens? :-)

Al Green was complaining from the stage that he likes to be a lot closer and intimate with the audience. 12 ft hight and at least 20 ft from the edge of the stage was tough for both photographers and performers.

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2, 5 and esp 7 are my pics...you can feel Al's glee from here.

He was rather gleeful. I'm glad that came across.

Jun 24, 2009 13:39

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