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Alicia Keys at Newcastle (UK)

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by m1pui, May 20, 2013.

  1. m1pui

    m1pui Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 30, 2010
    Sunderland, UK
    Managed to "smuggle" my GX-1, 20mm & 45mm into the concert via my hoody pocket :smile: Didn't even raise a glance from the security guys.

    Seated on the floor level, Block B, Row F (so perhaps 20 or so rows back? I didn't look to see how many letter-rows each block had.

    All of these were taken handheld (either sitting & held at arms length or standing) with the 45mm/f2.8 and most, if not all have been cropped in a little bit. Only took a few as I wanted to enjoy the show and equally didn't want to be like one of those *ahem* jockeys that sits videoing and/or snapping the whole performance on their phones to watch later :dash2:

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    Alicia Keys 02 by puihungma, on Flickr

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    Alicia Keys 03 by puihungma, on Flickr

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    Alicia Keys 04 by puihungma, on Flickr


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    Alicia Keys 05 by puihungma, on Flickr

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    Alicia Keys 06 by puihungma, on Flickr

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    Alicia Keys 08 by puihungma, on Flickr
     
  2. bluzcity

    bluzcity Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2012
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    Nice series. 1 and 2 stand out to me.
     
  3. Jay86

    Jay86 Mu-43 Veteran

    477
    Dec 26, 2012
    #2 is just awesome! Great set, thanks for sharing :)
     
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    1,2, and 6 really stand out for me, but they're just the best of a really good set.
     
  5. the_traveler

    the_traveler Mu-43 Veteran

    204
    Sep 12, 2011
    Columbia, MD
    Lew Lorton
    IMO, all are very nicely done, simple and well composed.
    I think #2 stands out as a portfolio shot.
    These are far above the usual 'concert set'.
     
  6. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Very nice. I also like the first two the best, probably because of the lighting...
     
  7. m1pui

    m1pui Mu-43 Veteran

    257
    Dec 30, 2010
    Sunderland, UK
    Thanks, everyone, for the kind words :)

    I wasn't sure about #1 when I first looked over it. I liked it, but just think I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't get it from a slightly higher (level with the subject) perspective, rather than looking up to the action. But then if I did manage that, I'd probably have said it looked flat and boring :lol:.

    I really like #2 but I think my personal favourite is #4. The text/graphics on the stage were all projected onto the backdrop curtain, rather than a painted/printed stage prop, and I loved the way it framed around her piano in the bottom right corner. I think it worked great in B&W

    It also helped me massively that she's not the type of artist to be diving all over the stage!