Ian Cambourne  

The Button Collective by Ian Cambourne

November 2019 - The Button Collective

November 2019 - Ian Cambourne


About the Image(s)

My son David is a very keen lover of bluegrass and country music. We went away last weekend (Oct 25 - 27)to one of our country towns named Dorrigo. About a 7 hour drive each way, north of Sydney. Dave enjoyed the music festival and workshops, while I enjoyed photographing the local area and also some of the performers. This photo was one of those performing groups, in a tent, with not the best lighting conditions, but we must all push ourselves out of our comfort zones, and stretch ourselves. We must learn to work with what we are given on any occasion. Sony a850; Sigma 70 - 200 lens (at 200mm); ISO 1600; f2.8; 1/60 second; aperture priority, matrix(pattern)metering & monopod mounted. Processed in LR & PS.

8 comments posted

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Great shot Ian. You captured the emotion in his face at just the right moment. I also like the depth of field with the face in focus and the instrument out of focus. I think if you removed some of the light reflection on the microphone in post processing, it would be a little less distracting.   Posted: 11/08/2019 13:20:38
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Jay, yes the microphone does cause me a little grief, the band members all took turns at approaching it every couple of seconds during each song.   Posted: 11/11/2019 04:25:47

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
Actually I didn't notice the microphone at first only the players deep concentration. But I agree with Jay reducing or removing the reflections would be fine.   Posted: 11/09/2019 04:40:12
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thank you Jorn, it's always fun going to an event like this with my son. At small audience like this is always good, but I still like to stay out of the way and not intrude on the performers.   Posted: 11/11/2019 04:31:12

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Ian - I, too, would tone down the mike. I love the way you were able to capture this musician's immersion in his music. Excellent cropping from the original image to draw our eye to the musician.   Posted: 11/09/2019 06:38:29
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thank you Cyndy, yes the mike does need to be toned down. At the moment my processing skills are not up to localised adjustments, but I am attending a workshop next March to improve my skills.   Posted: 11/11/2019 04:33:35

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Great shot, nice cropping. I'm liking the 1:1 also. Did you try B&W?   Posted: 11/10/2019 09:24:29
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Sanford, yes B&W has entered my mind, but I have not had the chance to go any further with these photos yet.   Posted: 11/11/2019 04:35:23


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