It’s been far too long since my last Foto Friday, so here’s a bit of a special edition.
Last week I went to Massey Hall in Toronto to see a Marianas Trench concert. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve wanted to see them for a while, but missed their shows here in London last year. I saw them perform at the Olympics, and snagged a ticket to their Massey Hall show went I got back. I can safely say, I hope I don’t miss any future shows here in London.
(However, I will consider bringing earplugs…16 yr old girls scream in decibels which should only be created by dog whistles).
It was entirely refreshing to pay a reasonable amount for a ticket, (and I scored a 5th row seat) at an incredible venue to see an amazing performance. No outrageous stage set, no costume changes; just music.
I was stoked about my seat near the stage and what I hoped was a great opportunity to take some really good concert pictures. My photography class doesn’t start until April; I brushed up by re-reading my camera manual and making my setting adjustments to each mode ahead of time, so I wouldn’t have to spend a lot of fiddling at the concert.
I’m thrilled! with how these shots turned out, so without further ado…
Lead singer: Josh Ramsay
One of the few colour shots I took; I was really feeling the black and white.
Bassist/Vocals Mike Ayley
Drummer/Vocals: Ian Casselman (he was hard to photograph; from my seat at least one cymbal was always in the way)
Guitarist/Vocals: Matt Webb
(I have a hard time choosing, but this one might be my favourite photo; I love the light and the shadows.)
It was hard to capture all of them in the same frame, because of the size of the stage, but I did manage to get one that I really like
I’ve seen 30+ different bands in concert; these guys are in my top 5, hands down.
If you haven’t checked out their latest album Masterpiece Theatre, go now.
I mean it.
You can see the entire set of my Marianas Trench @ Massey Hall set on Flickr.
Ciao for now,