It was a great Thursday evening, that a friend's band, Silent Scenery was playing at Laundry Bar for an event called Kontakt 5. I traveled to the Curve straight after work, met up with a friend, Simon and we had a light drink at the bar just as the band entertained the crowd for the night.
Silent Scenery will be releasing their new album, titled "These Still Moments". They were playing their new songs from that new album, and gosh, it was really an awesome treat to end a full day of stressful work with great music and beer.
Please kindly check out Silent Scenery's facebook page here (click), and while you are at it, do click "like" if you like their music !! You can listen to free live streaming in their bandpage here (click).
Kit, Ivan and Seikan
The lighting condition in the Laundry bar was the worst I have ever encountered in my whole life !! I shot at high ISO, combined with the use of external flash (toned down the intensity), to counter the non-existing light. There was flashing color spot-light on the stage (with negligible brightness), but the light was moving and did not stay still. It was a horror focusing in such low light condition, and Olympus high ISO shooting was not exactly something to be proud of.
I guess I can complain and complain and it never ends. Setting aside the technicalities, I reminded myself why I was there in the first place. I was there to enjoy the music. I was there to support Silent Scenery (soon to be world famous, mark my words). Most importantly, I was there to capture some photographs. Yes, I know it was near impossible to come home with clean high ISO images, and yes, use of flash cannot be prevented and worst of all, I had many misses than hits. In the end, I decided to let myself be connected to the music, and just click the camera without worrying too much.
*special apologies to Seikan (the awesome drummer), I did not have any decent photos of you to show. You were too far behind the stage.
None of the photographs in this entry actually made it through my own quality control and standards of screening process. But hey! Life is not about perfections, and I chose to show my imperfections in my photography here.
Have you faced a situation that you know you have stretched out your own limitations? I know I just have done so.