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Old Oct 19, 2006, 8:31 PM   #1
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Ok, heres the pics for romero from the weekend Classical Indian concert. All taken with my FZ10 smuggled in and all taken discreetly and none via the VF which is something I've never done. All taken at 12x zoom, some NR in PShop, taken at ISO 200 and no flash. Noise is a problem with the shots but a quick B&W conversion theyre just fine and considering how far away I was I'm happy but compared to a western rock gig I'd be pretty close but then again it all depends on the venue.

Pic 1. Classical raag - improvised.


2. Vaaja - keyboard player



3. Jamming with the Tabla player



4. Getting comfortable



5. Sitaar and Tabla - warming up




7. Jamming with the Sitaar



8. Sitaar playing solo





I ended up filming the last 1/3 of teh concert at full 12x and that actually came out superb. Just wish the ol FZ had stereo sound !

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Old Oct 19, 2006, 9:55 PM   #2
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A very cooool series. Thanks for sharing them.

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Old Oct 20, 2006, 9:07 AM   #3
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Great shots HarjTT
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Old Oct 20, 2006, 9:26 AM   #4
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I, too, really like this series and I like both the black and white!!!!
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Old Oct 20, 2006, 5:54 PM   #5
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Great shoots!!, I like a lot the B&W mood.
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Old Oct 20, 2006, 8:14 PM   #6
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Excellent series HarjTT. Taken under the conditions you mentioned, they are better than good.

Once again you look outside of the box (I can't even find the opening!)

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Old Oct 21, 2006, 5:29 PM   #7
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Great pics if I get any like them I will be very happy indeed.

How close were you do you think?

and how exactly did you take them, from behind other people? low on your lap? held high :? as I dont see any heads in shots etc..

How did the video mode go for you, did you just keep the camera still for that whole time?

More importantly what did the crowd do? did some people look at you using it at all.
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 7:17 PM   #8
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Thanks all - I think the best low light concert shots that I've seen with the FZ's has been from Jerry aka Lovelife, esp after revisiting his latest posts.

I was in the 4th row from the stage and the stage itself was about 15-20ft from the first row. I was lucky as I didn;t have anyone sitting to my right so that allowed me to hold the camera to my right. I wish I could have done Lovelife's tip on placing the cam on the knees and using them as support but I couldn;t as there's no way I would have cleared the heads that were in the rows infront. What I had to do was raise my right knee as high as I could and still stay in my seat and then rest the FZ on my knee and then frame and shoot. At other times I just had to hold the FZ as high and discreetly as I could and quickly take the pic. Having the stage well lit really helps as you'll get a decent shutter speed - anything faster than 1/60s should be just fine.

For the video - well, that was just unplanned. I ended up having to just hold camera in hand out in front for 20mins and just hope nobody spotted me! I just panned across the stage - no point doing the crowd as it was just jet black.

No one in the crowd batted an eye lid - mainly becuase it was dark and I hadn;t used the viewfinder at all. I was also watching out for the officail photographers just incase they spotted the FZ.

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Old Oct 21, 2006, 8:46 PM   #9
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I would say you did a great job under those conditions. I would be very happy with those results.
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Old Oct 21, 2006, 8:51 PM   #10
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Very nice indeed...no apologies needed for those pictures! Donna
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