I know I whine about this all the time but I am very busy, sigh. I haven't had time to critique hardly any posts lately for which I apologize although I have answered all the PMs and critiqued when specifically requested. Besides, Rene does a much more competent and complete job than I do and he offers useful suggestions. I miss KMB though.
Anyway, I shot Brooks & Dunn for the second time back on June 6th. They do an excellent show even though we restricted ourselves to first three songs this time ... it is too hard with half a dozen togs running around to allow all night shooting, and I usually limit myself to what everyone else gets even though I am the house photographer.
It was particularly nice because Marna (my wife) came with me on one of her rare ventures (she can come to anything at the casino and they will do anything for her ... she even gets an All Access pass [which means nothing but it impresses the rubes] and although she doesn't have a seat, someone will always get her a chair ... but she prefers to stand.) We had a grand time after I finished shooting. But beyond that, my (new) friend, Julie Downs, one of the B&D backup singers, met us after the show and fetched Marna a drumstick out of the drummers kit and chatted with us until we had to leave due to babysitter requirements ... Marna was in seventh heaven!
But enough blathering and on to the show:
#1 Obligatory Collage
#2 Kix Brooks
#3 Ronnie Dunn who we all know has a lazy left eye:
#4 Kix Brooks
#5 Ronnie Dunn
#6 Full stage, Julie is the singer on the far right, blocked by her microphone:
#7 Full Stage
#8 Miss Julie Downs (I know there is some camera movement blur ... EXIF is in tact and shows 1/125 at 300mm and I expect I was hurrying because I was standing where I shouldn't have been to get the shot):
There are a few more in the gallery on my website at http://dwightmccann.com …t/BrooksDunn06062008.html for you listening pleasure.