Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave  at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Bastille with Joywave at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC

Bastille “Book Days Tour. Part 1” with special guests Joywave finished off the outdoor concert season here in the Triangle with a dash of polish at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh.

Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Going in I suspected things might be dark, but colorful in a graphic way, so I packed a wider range of lenses to capture the look of a full stage presence, yet with a far enough reach to get a few mid range portraits.

Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

I’ve also found that packing a wide lens to grab the surprise hops and jumps is the trick, which unfortunately I’ve very painfully learned the hard way, with way too many heads and feet being clipped out of the frame when it coulda-shoulda been the best shot of the set. It just makes you want to yank your ear plugs out and throw all your gear in the dumper. 

Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

But I got ‘em this time. The hops, the jumps, the leaps. Still, we were dealing with very low light again, at least from our point of view, with a ton of back light which makes the exposure very squirrelly. For a tight, properly exposed leap an exposure with flash is best because it stops action at something like 10,000 of a second, but shooting this stuff, live music, it’s always a no flash situation, so with great lighting, a leap could be exposed properly at something like 1/500 f8 at an ISO of 1200 or under preferably, would be great.  But my settings for this one were 1/160 sec;   f/2.8;   ISO 6400 for Joywave and 1/250 sec;   f/4.0;   ISO 2500 for Bastille. 

Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille "Boom Days Tour. Part 1" with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Bastille “Boom Days Tour. Part 1” with Joywave at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC. October 25, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Bastille “Book Days Tour. Part 1” with special guests Joywave finished off the outdoor concert season here in the Triangle with a dash of polish at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh.

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