Speaking Event on Woodie Guthrie

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by KillRamsey, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    A DJ we love from Seattle gave a talk just 6 blocks from home last night, talking about his book on Woodie Guthrie's work for the government to attract farmers to the Columbia River Gorge area in the late 1930s. It was fascinating. I also got to shoot the event for the organizers. And, because the universe has a sense of humor, I found myself using the XC 50-230 a TON in this dim room, because just yesterday I made a point about how slow it was, and how I never consider it for darker rooms. I depended on it. Don't get me wrong, I would've given a digit to have someone hand me that 135 prime, or the 2.8 50-140. But I managed to pull off shots at ISO3200 & 1/50 with that thing. Most of the night was that, or the 56 1.2 lens. A few place-setting shots and close-ups at the end with the rokinon 12, and a scant shot or three with the 35, but it really wasn't needed. I brought remote flashes, but couldn't see any upside to making all that disturbing light pollution.

    Anywho, shots.

    32811684121_c48df569de_b. KBRX9718 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    1/15 of a second, hand held.
    32092383194_a63e3325cf_c. KBRX9738 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    32895243376_670e6cfc4e_b. KBRX9765 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    32092381534_ca13fa2407_b. KBRX9783 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    32092380484_c3598fec70_b. KBRX9848 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    32555031410_0b3ce13dfa_b. KBRX9897 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    32935844445_b88841c834_b. KBRX9992 by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    The moral of this story, for myself anyway, is that it CAN be done with the 50-230, and dammit it was a much better deck of shots afterwards because I had that lens with me. I need a second, newer body much more than I need a faster long lens, but it's tempting.
     
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  2. Britanica

    Britanica FujiXspot Veteran

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    Sep 22, 2016
    Britanica
    Very well done. A lot of natural looking angles and shots. I like the last one, how the lights are in the back. Gives a cool effect :)
     
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  3. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    I saw him standing there with people beginning to swoop in for autographs in their books, and I knew I had to go grab the rokinon 12 quickly. One of those times I saw the shot immediately, from a distance. I wish that would happen more.
     
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  4. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    Excellent set of photographs.
     
  5. Britanica

    Britanica FujiXspot Veteran

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    Sep 22, 2016
    Britanica
    Yeah that was like the perfect timing, lighting, and situation. It really does look great!