At this past Sunday’s festival where our band played, if I had one complaint it was the lack of shade. During the hot afternoon, most of the attendees were crowded under a few trees on the perimeter of the concert area. Some, however, came prepared. These women look fantastic, and happy, in their perfect spot of shade.
Canon G11 enjoying a day.
Our band has played several festival gigs over the past couple of weeks. White canopied shade structures are the norm. The soft top-lighting in the shade of a canopy against a very bright, mid-day background makes for interesting photo play with exposure ranges.
Canon G11 playing with light.
Pulled from the archives, this shot was taken back in early July out in Monte Rio, CA. The bridge crosses the Russian River, but in this image it’s just an abstraction on a road to nowhere.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
Canon T2i on the road.
The naan maker was working an Indian food booth at the Cotati Accordion Festival. He seemed to be doing his job with pride and a sense of power. I say, “you go Mr Naan Maker!”
Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/250 second at f/9.0, ISO 200.
Canon T2i behind the scenes.
The accordion festival has a tent with a huge dance floor separate from the main stages. In the afternoons a traditional Polka band plays. It’s VERY popular with dancers–not all of whom are in the senior set. But, the older crew did seem to covet the seats when not dancing. Here’s a scene I captured while the band was taking a break.
Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/50 second at f/5.6, ISO 200.
Canon T2i on the outside looking in.
Here’s another image from last weekend’s accordion festival. This guy is old school, but his look is très cool. No need for color–his vibe is all about black and white. I grabbed the shot while standing just outside a small booth where accordions were being sold.
Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 50mm. 1/200 second at f/5.6, ISO 200.
Canon T2i going old school.
Here’s a shot taken at our booth at the Cotati Accordion Festival this past weekend–Renée and Sean doing business, each in their own way. I REALLY like the “overexposed” look of this shot! I can see more of this style coming.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 15mm. 1/30 second at 5.6, ISO 200.
Canon T2i manning the booth.