For my liking, a lot of the photos are too grainy, not sharp enough and have too many distracting shadows, but it’s also too intrusive to use flash for a show like this and my Nikon D90 doesn’t do well above an ISO speed of 800… Pathetic. (I had rented a Nikon Speedlight SB-900 last weekend which I used for the Jimmy Bosch concert – very cool, I gotta get me one of those!)
Obviously I stayed a lot longer than just half an hour. In fact, I ended up staying for the whole show. Never underestimate the value of friendship? Definitely. But also never underestimate the power of music! Even though going out that night meant I’d again be confined to bed the next day (literally all day), I was very glad I pushed myself and made it out that night. Music has always been a large and important part of my life and not being well enough to even pick up a guitar, let alone my basses, takes quite a toll on me. And on top of all the CFS symptoms I’m dealing with, I now have tendonitis in my right wrist (ouch!), so for now, playing any instrument is completely impossible… Clearly, you can see how the much-needed mental therapy I got from the music was well worth the physical sacrifice!
I wanted to get these photos up on but I guess I sometimes overestimate what I’m physically able to do. I had them ready to go early afternoon though, but I still hadn’t even looked at the video clips and I wanted to upload everything all at the same time… And then on Thursday afternoon I had a Genius Bar appointment at the apple Store, and I ended up having to leave my computer there for repairs (which I wasn’t expecting) so I was without a computer for a couple days… I know it has almost been a whole week since the show has passed, but at least the photos are up now, finally!
Coming up next, I have some photos from of Amhed Mitchel’s CD release at Lula, as well as photos of Yani Borrell’s CD release on the same night. I’ll get them up as soon as I can.
I had originally intended to make it out to a lot more of the Lulaworld performances, but now that I’ve gone to a couple of them I realize that I really do need a day or two in between to let my body recover and prepare… it’s a shame. And then on top of that, I’ve also realized that the weight of my Nikon D90 plus a heavy lens and a Speedlight attached is probably adding to my tendonitis issues, or at least not helping it heal any faster. So either I can not use flash, crank up my ISO and accept that the photos will suck and have a lot of noise, or, I can scale back by not going to as many events… Too bad.
Be sure to check out the event calendar at lula.ca for more information on the Lulaworld festival which runs until . There’s lots of great music going on – maybe I’ll see you there, or if not, I’ll be jealous of you that you were able to go!