Here is another shot from the recent jazz festival I covered. The 13 previous times I covered this event I used SLR/dSLR gear with a variety of lenses, both prime and zoom, all with a maximum aperture of at least f2.8.
This time I used mirrorless gear in a Fuji X100S and a Fuji X-E1 with the Fuji 1,4/35mm and a Nikkor 1,8/85mm. While I am pleased with the images I got, I felt something lacking on an emotional level as I have been editing the images. And I have not been able to figure out what yet.
This image is of saxophonist Vincent Ingala and keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen with the X100S. The image is at one of the most energetic points in their performance but, even so, I had trouble during the performance feeling an emotional attachment to what I was doing. Go figure.
There were some hassles with security at the festival this time and, at one point, I even considered forgetting about the festival and just having a mini vacation. I am wondering if the hassles clouded my enjoyment of the event. Or if my way of shooting has changed so much that doing these kind of events no longer appeal to me as a photographer.
As always, make a comment!! Let me know what you think! Until next time, keep on shooting.....