Sunday, March 20, 2005

Red, Blue and Rock

"Rehearsal" by Wes Aldridge

There is no better way to end a cannonball run kind of weekend, than with a little ass-kicking rock 'n' roll. The guys of local rock act Thaxton Ward let me come in to their rehearsal tonight and shoot away. Their music is pretty solid and you should give them a listen.

My ears are still ringing and the lyrics still running through my mind, but here is what is going on in this shot. I shot on a tripod from slightly above them on a railed staircase leading into the rehearsal space. I used my ultra-wide 16mm lens set to f/2.8 with a slow shutter of 1/10th of a second at ISO 100. I fired my 550EX flash with a red gel filter off a hot shoe cord from the camera shading the left of the room red. My 420EX speedlite was set to slave and on a mini-stand sitting on a speaker cabinet on the right side of the room with a light blue gel filter. I did a portrait with a similar light set-up on 2/18/2005 post.

A little side note. There are four members in Thaxton Ward, so the figure in the top right isn't a band member. No, that is Princess Di... or at least a cardboard cut out of her.