Elton

I saw Elton John perform on Saturday night. What an amazing show. He played for a solid 2.5 hours and made the rounds through all his old hits…exactly what we were all there to hear. He is a true performer, and both he and his band are absolutely stellar musicians. It was great to see a legend like Elton play live.

I didn’t take my DSLR to the show with me, but I did stick my X100 in my pocket. Obviously, the little camera didn’t afford me any great closeup shots of Elton or his band, but it did allow me to experiment with the settings necessary for concert photography (something I’ve never done before). So, while there’s nothing terribly special about my shot today, what was important was the learning experience.

Fujifilm Finepix X100, Fujinon 23mm f/2.0, 23mm, F 2.0, ISO 1600, 1/250 sec

Chris Nitz - May 16, 2011 - 7:22 am

I do really like the colors on this. The blue and purple add a really nice touch to the atmosphere.

Scott - May 16, 2011 - 7:48 am

Great mood!

Brian Furbush - May 16, 2011 - 8:01 am

Nice shot – like the stage lighting for the show. Glad you enjoyed – heard he can really bring the house down!

Jesse Pafundi - May 16, 2011 - 11:02 am

Dude. ISO 1600 on that thing is impressive. So sharp and clean as well. Shot came out great and like you said, fantastic learning experience.

Jim Denham - May 16, 2011 - 11:57 am

I can just imagine how good this concert was! Good for you Heath and a nice shot – great lighting there!

Kristi Hines - May 16, 2011 - 5:39 pm

That is a great shot from inside a concert, especially without a tripod. Stellar image!

Rich Williams - May 17, 2011 - 7:12 am

This photo should be included in the sleeve of Elton’s next live album. It may not be a closeup, but I can still feel the energy of the crowd in this shot. Nice work.

Dave DiCello - May 19, 2011 - 7:50 am

I saw him in Pittsburgh a few months back, it was an incredible show!!!! I got a shot very similar to this one, as I just had my Canon S95 with me. Awesome colors you’ve captured here!