Blues and Dancing in a Belgian Bar

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by kevinparis, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium

    I haven't really been posting recently... truth be told I had kind of stopped taking photos. Anyway, last night there was an acoustic blues jam at our local bar , the Hotsy Totsy here in Gent, Belgium.

    Took along my GH2 with 20mm and 45mm lenses ( a great combo - the unused lens fits in a jeans pocket)

    600 shots later I got a set of 50 or so. Shot wide open at 3200 and 4000 ISO, they came out not bad... certainly captured some of the atmosphere

    full set here

    Blues at the Hotsy Totsy - a set on Flickr

    but here are a couple of teasers

    P1010708 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    P1010174 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    P1010223 by kevinparis, on Flickr


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  2. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Real Name:
    Thanks, love em all but especially #3.
  3. PetitP

    PetitP Mu-43 Regular

    Merci Kevin, Nice serie.
    Are they "out of cam" jpeg ?
  4. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Great shots! I noticed the Exif on the first one mentions ISO 6400, that is pretty impressive I have to say!
  5. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    shot RAW and processed in Aperture

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  6. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    excellent set, Kevin, you captured the mood !
  7. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    Nice stuff, Kevin.

    That first shot is spectacular.

    I took a look at the entire set and there is some outstanding work.
  8. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Thanks's very appropriate I got my mojo working again at a blues concert!!!

    another big up for Aperture... 600 photos whittled down to 50, processed and up on the web and on my iPad /appleTV in a couple of hours

  9. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010
    My god Kevin......somebody with your skillset not shooting. :doh:

    Anyways.....beautiful set.......nice combo, the 20 and 45.

    Keep shooting......R
  10. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Real Name:
    Excellent images Kevin. You captured something really interesting and inspiring in all 3 shots.

    1. The dance
    2. The funky John Lee Hooker-esque shoes
    3. A beautiful 'in the moment' smile.
  11. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Thanks Rich

    sometimes other stuff in life gets in the way of what you enjoy

    plus this forum seemed to have gone more gearish and that only barely interests me..

    the latest camera is always going to be better.... how much that 'better' is depends on your expectations - realistic or otherwise.

    To me I have never been really dissatisfied with my camera... only my photographs

    still it was good to get a good set under my belt