Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida set it straight at Walnut Creek in Raleigh. NC
It’s good to see red-blooded Americans laying down the law at the Walnut. I gotta say Flo Rida, TLC and Nelly worked super hard in delivering their performances. And the support dancers, (wow!) totally choreographed, practiced, synchronized…a superb performance.
Everyone worked so hard. I might say to keep up with Nelly, which knocked everyone out with his maximized power of performance…but no, everyone here was spectacular in their own right.
I was hedging that there would be a lot of movement and knew that I would need wide angle lenses to catch the action. So I screwed the Canon 16-35mm 2.8 and 24-70mm 2.8 lenses on a couple of old trusty Canon 5D Mark II bodies. Earlier in the show, when there was an abundance of sunlight filling the atmosphere my settings were: 1/500 sec; f/5.0; ISO 1000, and later on with Nelly I moved to: 1/400 sec; f/4.0; ISO 1000.
Some of these still look too orange to me. The lighting at concerts is usually dramatic playing a big part of the equation of excitement of the performance. But holy moly, you can get really funky skin tones for a combination of reasons some which are the actual hues of the light through to how the sensor in the camera interprets it. So lately I’ve been fooling with HSL (Hue, Saturation and Luminance), sliders in Lightroom Classic as well as the color module in Camera Calibration.
It’s a gas…especially when you have cataracts and the monitor glows!