Memories of summer music festivals

After entering a photo in the Digital Photography School weekly challenge, this time about darkness and light, (see for mine), I spent a bit of time looking at photos from the summer music festivals.

Here are some of my favourites:

From Graspop

From Wacken

From Rifflandia

And just a few short months until another round of festivals.

Highlights of the summer (May-June)

Starting September 1, I will be doing a 30 day photo challenge (a way to keep the picture taking as the school term starts again).

But before that starts, I thought I would look over the pictures from my summer and pick some highlights, some new and some already shown.

Here is May and June:

My garden

My dog

Vancouver Island

Germany, Austria and Belgium

Graspop Metal Meeting


Capturing energy at concerts and music festivals

Over the past year or so, I have been going to concerts and music festivals, mainly heavy metal ones given my son’s interest in the genre.

There is a lot of energy associated with this events, ranging from head banging, crowd surfing, mosh pits and others.  From a photographic point of view, this presents opportunities to experiment with capturing the associated motion.

Here are some examples of this:

And this two pictures show the anticipation of energy as the crowd and security get ready for crowd surfers to come across the floor: