Steve & Marty at the Continental Cafe

Well here they are ! The photographs I've waited five years to take, and I'm looking forward to hearing people's reactions. Photos of The Church are hard to find; concert photographs are even rarer which is why I wanted to take these.
Please enjoy them, edit them, process them; do whatever you want but please don't sell them or use them for profit. It'd be nice if you included my name too :)

These are first draft scans; I didn't have time to get closer at the scanning stage, but big thanks to Russell and his cool little scanner; I'll be over again soon !

Viewing Tip: These pictures are best viewed in at least "65 000 colour mode" (HiColour ?). 256 colour drivers make them look fairly chunky without proper dithering.

Marty

Marty was standing on the far side of the stage from me, so there are fewer closeups and the quality of those aren't terrific.

Steve

These look quite good when displayed against a black background

Steve and Marty

All these photos were taken on Kodak Royal Gold III 1000 ASA and pushed to 1600 or 2000 ASA. They were processed at 1600 ASA. I used a Canon EOS100 with a Tamron 28-200 f4.5-5.6 lens and used the spot meter (usually aimed at the guitars because they were brighter than the faces !) Shutter speeds ranged from 1/30 to 1/90. If I could have changed one piece of equipment it'd be to a faster lens. f5.6 was just about enough, but nice 100-200mm f1.8 would've be very welcome.

Extensive and colossal thanks to Steve Kilbey and Marty Willson-Piper for their permission to take these photographs. I hope they like what I've done.


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