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Paul McCartney at Outside Lands in San Francisco

Discussion in 'Color' started by staticantics, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. staticantics

    staticantics SC Regular

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    Oct 15, 2013
    Central California
    Chris
    This summer I took my wife to her first concert. The three-day festival was a bit of a baptism by fire, but the highlight of the event was a long set by Sir Paul McCartney. We were close enough that I was able to reach with my trusty Canon S110 and got some shots I deemed worthy of sharing for my first post on Serious Compacts.

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    Paul McCartney Stage Exit at Outside Lands 2013 by staticantics, on Flickr

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    Paul McCartney Carries American Flag at Outside Lands 2013 by staticantics, on Flickr

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    Paul McCartney Sings Blackbird on Rising Stage at Outside Lands by staticantics, on Flickr

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    Paul McCartney takes the stage at Outside Lands 2013 by staticantics, on Flickr
     
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  2. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Nice! Lots of grain but it seems to add to the atmosphere. How did you find the S110 handling the harsh contrast between low light and bright lights of a rock concert? Were these photos taken raw?

    Good to see the Canon S series compacts still out there.
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    that first one is pretty freaking awesome....nice set. I hope I look as good as Paul at his age. Actually, I just hope I'm not drooling on myself at that age.
     
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  4. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    These show that it's the moment and not the camera..... great set :)
     
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  5. staticantics

    staticantics SC Regular

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    Oct 15, 2013
    Central California
    Chris
    They were taken raw. I always shoot in manual mode.

    The first image shows the the wide aperture on the S110 at its widest point can let in much more light than the other focal lengths. In order to get any type of sharpness I had to keep boosting ISO to keep the shutter speeds up. I'm sure if I had been closer the performance would have been better.

    The S110 meters for the brightest, so it performed as I expected with stage light contrasts using full manual control. Luckily McCartney had the stage very well lit, especially for the first image at the finale.
     
  6. Looks like a fun day.
     
  7. Denae84

    Denae84 New to SC

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    Oct 19, 2013
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