Blues GESO- Paul Rishell & Annie Rains

Michael Beacom mbeacom at
Thu Oct 1 21:23:29 EDT 2009

On Oct 1, 2009, at 9:44 AM, Charles Robinson wrote:

> On Sep 28, 2009, at 19:15, Michael Beacom wrote:
>> Pictures of a top drawer Blues duo, in a tiny venue- Archie's  
>> Barbershop. (
>> There were something like 30 or 40 people- just about all the  
>> place can comfortably hold.
>> All told, a great evening. I hope I was able to capture some of  
>> the flavor of the show.
> I was going to comment that it must have been very dark in there,  
> until I realized that you were shooting some of those motion- 
> blurred images at ISO 1600 - and f/16!
> I actually like some of the ones with the motion blur in 'em.  Puts  
> a little "zing" into it even though it lacks the sharpness that I  
> usually (for better or worse) push for.  I think especially with  
> the pretty bland overhead lighting you needed to do something to  
> liven it up.  Not a bad set.
>  -Charles

Thanks for the comments!
I was experimenting with the blur- and in 20-20 hindsight, I should  
have stayed at f8, and minimized camera shake.
I started the night with manual focus lenses, and decided that I  
really need a KatzEye screen. The K100D is tough to manually focus in  
available darkness.

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