I found myself in Key West on Family Business. Things went better than planed so it was off to Miami for an all day and half the night Festival (Festival de Independencia de Colombia ) where many groups would be playing on two diffrent stages. I had no plans to cover this event but while in the area what better way to let off some stress.
But wait such a great event deserves to be shot with a decent lense. So I stopped by a Maimi area Photography store for a 70-200 2.8 IS lense, A 580 exII flash and a remote unit for the Flash. All With rebates I might add. (Thanks Canon)
With no press pass in hand and not even a back stage pass this was going to be fun. No worries I was the only Gringo at the event so I just walked back stage like I owned the place. Never really got questioned, how Nice!
First time I had ever used the 70-200 2.8 IS or the 580ex II . No time to read the instructions got to wing it. I am here to tell you the lense and flash were a joy to use. I spent alot of time on stage during the concerts and just as much time walking around the event. I must say hen you guys on here said that lense was heavy I see not one of you were kidding. I put the lense carrying case on my belt so I could switch between lenses . Bout pulled my pants down when I had the 70-200 in it.
After 9 hours at the event and 402 photos taken I was wore slap out. My arms were like rubber at the end. The IS sure came in handy towards the end.
I posted the pictures on my Facebook page. I would love to here what you fine folks think of the 199 fotos I posted. ( www.facebook.com/tampa.vallenato ) . Here is a another link. ( http://www.facebook.com …/photos.php?id=1807755380 )