This is the first of very many Spring Scream posts as I get photos processed, organized, and uploaded to Flickr. The first band is a Japanese punk group called ONC. They’ve got an old school punk flavor which I prefer – very much along the lines of Rancid, Black Flag, and some other groups who I’ve always liked.
The first image is a repost from the preview, though it was my favorite. I noticed that my images from this set aren’t as great as they could be for two reasons – first, I was enjoying the show. This group was too fun to take too seriously and everyone was having a great time. Second, I hadn’t yet switched to my 35mm prime f/1.8 lens, which forced me to get up close to the stage. I worked on this the next day and really liked the results.
I originally attached the 70-300, thinking I’d need the distance with the crowds. The nice part about this festival, though was the accessibility - it was easy to move around the stage with the 35mm and the images were much, much clearer.
Before I begin, here’s a link to their Reverbnation page.
I made it a point to not forget the drummer – even though I forgot the bassist in this band! Whoops…
Actually, this should be him above. Something about the lead singer’s haircut is photogenic, though…
In retrospect, the wider angle of the 35 had a lot of advantages I just hadn’t seen until pulling it out of my bag – more on that another time.