I would rather have 2 good quality pictures than 4 or six reduced quality pictures.
Which two do you want to keep? I can soon delete the rest
No seriously, the recent lighting conditions at Newcastle were not great, had I used my DSLR camera the photo's would have been much better - but Roger Grant and Gordon would not have thanked me for the constant audible 'click' in their ear whilst they were trying to listen to the concert. We do the best we can in the conditions we find once we get in the venue, In this case I used a Sony H7 because it is silent. In hindsight perhaps I should have watched more of the concert myself rather than persevere in trying to get some photo's for those not lucky enough to be there?
Poor lighting levels will cause blurring if the ISO level is not raised, in the case of the Newcastle venue to ISO 800, I can assure you that blurred pictures are far less flattering than grainy pictures.
Obviously we have been spoiled with top quality photos as a rule instead of an exception. I have always been thrilled to see photos on the forum. and I understand how difficult it is to take the photos at a concert venue, especially if there is a no flash or no photography rule. I know someone else complained that there were too many :rollin photos from the concerts and they were a series of excellent photos. I understand now Steve that you used a lesser camera at this event that is why I started checking the file size and many of them were one third or one quarter the size of your photos from other events where the photos were just perfect, often spectacular. My comments were not intended as an insult to any of the people who posted photos. but as an observation that we seemed to be loosing the normally razor sharp focus and fine detail to which we had become accustomed to.
I have to admit that the concert I enjoyed most of all was the one where I did not even try to take photos. It just left my free to enjoy the music at Belfast.
Again I thank those of you who do take the photos, I know how much it takes away from the persons concert enjoyment, but also how much the photos mean to those people who cannot attend the concerts, some who may NEVER get the chance to see Hayley any other way.. THANK YOU..
" But you make me forget so very much.
I forget to pray for the Angels
and then the Angels forget to pray for us. " ......Leonard Cohen