In The Dark

I can’t make up my mind. I thought that I would clear out the backlog of images that I produced while I was really producing images that I was asked to make. Then I started working on the blues project material and guess what? Aside from the backstage, on stage and tour process pictures, I found pictures that I just like. They may be meaningless to the project, but they are kind of cool.

Anyway. The back story. Sammy’s band played on two nights in a place that was basically built out of canvas. It had plenty of leaks, no heaters and not great light. While the band was waiting to go on stage, they did  what they could to stay warm. Unfortunately, those nights were cold. Very cold. The temperatures dropped into the very low 20s. I was amazed that they could play or that I could photograph. But, we all did our work. Things were fine.

But waiting. Oh man. Sometimes for a couple of hours. Jake Barr, the bass player in the band, decided to hide under the stairs. Well. Not hide. Stand. Standing in the low light as he was presented a challenge. That’s fine. I’m still getting to know these NEX cameras. I want to see what they’ll do. I set the ISO at 6400. Very high. The light meter still showed very, very low light. But, what the heck. I only exposed two frames. One was a bit soft. But, this one wasn’t. I took some post production to get it where I wanted it to be. And, then I decided to experiment with what color there was. So. I tweaked it. This is the result.