{ Thank God It's Good Friday } | X100S.Documentary.Of.An.Easter.Musical.

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by hcreatives, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. hcreatives

    hcreatives FujiXspot Regular

    I was given the privilege for a few years now to document the annual Easter Musical Drama at my local church here in the San Francisco Bay Area. This Broadway-style production depicting the Passion of the Christ consists of over 150 volunteers of all ages with live musical performances. It also involves real animals...a donkey, chickens and goats - they aren't singing, of course ;)...which are always a treat for the kids.:D

    My favorite, though, is to document the behind-the-scenes - these are often times visually and unpredictably much more stimulating than what goes on in front of the audience, which are limited to controlled stage lighting. A lot of these images were taken literally in the dark, but overall the X100S performed wonderfully - so much so that I am almost sad to say that my D3 will most likely be seeing much less light in the future - but my back will thank me for it. The "S" didn't hunt once throughout the night, and managed to perform in every lighting situation.

    These are a few images from the photojournal using the X100S.

    Happy Easter to those who celebrate! :cool:

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    Make.Up.Table.
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    Caught.In.The.Eye.
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    Easter.Costume.Hunt.
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    Eye.Liners.And.Beards.
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    Stage.Crew.Brothers.In.The.Dark.
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    You.Make.Up.Me.I.Make.Up.You.
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    Restricted.
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    On.The.Other.Side.
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    I.Am.The.Door.
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    A.Slice.Out.Of.Light.
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    Tanning.Station.
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    Feeding.The.Goats.
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    Strike.A.Pose.
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    Walk.Towards.The.Light.
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    Mesmerized.
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    The.BrideGroom.And.The.Bride.
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    Contemplation.
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  2. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    What a stunning set of images - thanks for sharing
     
  3. petach

    petach FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 16, 2013
    yep, double the stunning.....cracking intimate shots in v/difficult lighting conditions.
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Ronin-13 Subscribing Member

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    Phoenix
    Great set.
     
  5. Livnius

    Livnius FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 5, 2013
    Nicely done....really like the 'on the other side' shot.
    Great to hear as well that there was no low-light focus hunting worth mentioning ! ...out of curiosity, in low-light did you stick to AF-S or did you use the AF-C trick that many say does wonders ?
    Have a great Easter.
     
  6. Gary

    Gary FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2013
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    Gary
    Nicely done. That was a lot of work.

    Gary
     
  7. pniev

    pniev Guest

    Thank you for makng this documentary. It really captures the backstage atmosphere well.
    Happy Easter.
     
  8. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle FujiXspot Regular

    Very dramatic! You really did a great job of capturing the "passion" of the event.
     
  9. hcreatives

    hcreatives FujiXspot Regular

    Thanks for the kind words, Iansky!
     
  10. hcreatives

    hcreatives FujiXspot Regular

    Double the thanks, Peter! Much appreciated!
     
  11. hcreatives

    hcreatives FujiXspot Regular

    Thanks, Phoenix! Appreciate the kind words.
     
  12. hcreatives

    hcreatives FujiXspot Regular

    Appreciate the kind feedback, Livnius. I didn't use AF-C much this particular time, but it's funny that you mentioned about the "On.The.Other.Side" shot. I think that was the only time that I did use the AF-C because the subjects move across so quickly. But if I recall correctly, I ended up using the image where I tried out the manual focus system - because the distance between me and the intended subject was pretty much fixed and just waited for the "decisive moment." I specifically used the split-image feature (which reminds me of my old Pentax and Minolta gears ;))...and it worked beautifully.

    Happy Easter!
     
  13. hcreatives

    hcreatives FujiXspot Regular

    Thank you, Gary. It was a lot of fun so times went by fast. It's so easy to get into "the zone" with the X100 - either the S or the original - because it's just such a great little camera that does. Have a great weekend!
     
  14. hcreatives

    hcreatives FujiXspot Regular

    Thank you for your kind feedback, Peter. Have a great Easter!
     
  15. hcreatives

    hcreatives FujiXspot Regular

    Thank you, SpeedandStyle! Have a great Easter weekend!
     
  16. White_Canvas

    White_Canvas FujiXspot Regular

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    Impressive set of images.