The concert is over. The Performers have taken their final bow. Formalities over, they can relax. This image captures that moment.
We were in Ealing to see our daughter’s recital, which is part of her Masters Degree. As a piano accompanist, she needed to accompany some of her fellow students.
After an excellent half-hour concert, they all lined up to take their bow. Once the applause had died down, they relaxed a bit, and I took this shot.
Shooting a live concert is a bit tricky. So as not to cause any distraction, I couldn’t use flash. I was also limited as to how far around I could move. The performers couldn’t be posed, and there was no asking them to move into a better position!
The lighting was not particularly good, although sunlight was streaming in through the windows. I needed to use a fairly high ISO in order to obtain a fast enough shutter speed to freeze any movement. I also didn’t want too large an aperture, as I wanted a reasonable depth of field.
This image was the one that came out the best. Technically, and content-wise.
- Taken: 10 July 2017
- Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
- Focal Length 28mm
- 1/125 Sec
- ISO 1600