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Fiddle player

Last night Maggie and I joined some friends and fellow musicians for an Irish seisiún at the Aqus Cafe. Maggie brought her accordion, but I left my guitar at home and brought a camera instead. The space was relatively dark so I put on my 85mm f/1.8, cranked up the ISO and went for it. Here’s a shot of my friend Scott working his instrument.

Fiddle player at a local Irish seisiún

Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8. 1/30 at f/2.0, ISO 3200.

Canon 5DM3 working the prime time.

At an Irish seisiún

A friend of mine leads a local Irish seisiún. I don’t join in because they already have enough guitar players (I know all the seisiún players reading this are thinking, “what a guy!” ;^). Anyway, Maggie and I went last night to hang out, drink a few pints and enjoy the music. I brought my G11 and at some point took this close-up hoping that something would be in focus–low light plus an Irish jig means most everything is going to blur. That the drink is the sharpest thing in the shot is an irony I couldn’t let slip by.

Hands and instruments at an Irish seisiún

Canon G11 enjoying the music.