A few shots from the Phantom Tortoise CD release party at Zoey’s Cafe. Culled and post-procesed in under twenty minutes. I’m getting more ruthless when choosing expressions/moments that speak to me, and ignoring the rest. I’m also getting better at capture, mostly through careful, intentional exposure, so I don’t have to devote as much time to post-processing. Once again, however, I had to conclude that the 85mm f/1.4 was too short for individual shots and too long for group shots, based on my location in the venue. I’m still pretty happy with the results, and cannot imagine what else I would have used with so much audience between me and the stage.
If digital photography had been invented 30 years earlier, I think I would have spent my life in music venues instead of at desks. But, as Patty Griffin sang, “You know you’re coming to some kind of understanding, when every dream you’ve dreamed has passed and you’re still standing.”