Enough sports for a little while. A few weeks back I went to the Prescott Park Folk Festival in Portsmouth, NH with my Family. We “thought” we were going to see only Natalie MacMaster & husband Donnell Leahy and possibly an opening band. My wife set up chairs at 2pm and we all arrived at 4:30pm. To our pleasant surprise there were 3 bands ahead of Natalie. Gypsy Tailwind, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band and Eilen Jewell. My wife loves Natalie and she was the main attraction for us, but she didn’t start until 9pm so that made for a long night for the kids. When she did start we got to see a performance of Natalie, husband and a special guest their daughter onstage.
I finally made the conversion from Nikon Capture NX2 to Adobe Lightroom, hence the delay on these photos. Wow, what a process and learning curve the move over was. I’ll have more on that later. I also took a dive into monitor calibration and managed apps vs unmanaged apps. Boy that was a rabbit hole of learning. I’ve been calibrating my monitor for years, but there is so much under the covers it’s crazy.
As you look at these photos and the full set I posted on my photo site, you might not think they are technically great photos. But I took them with my Nikon D7000 and 18-200 VR-I. Yes, that’s right my 18-200 VR-I. And if that isn’t enough, I took them all without leaving my chair.
My favorite photo of the night is the one above of my daughter recording a video. It was really dark out and it was shot at 1/5th of a second and ISO 6400 – hand held. How crazy is that? Good breathing technique, similar to shooting a gun if you have ever done that, VR and a little luck. I’m not steady enough to shoot reliably at 1/5th of a second.