Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Rock Out You Will

I have two days of pictures to upload tonight. I am behind because last night we got to go see Metallica in concert. This was the fifth time we have seen them and they have never failed to put on a spectacular performance. They put so much energy into the concert and they really make you feel like you are part of the show rather than just being there to listen to them play some music. It really is a special event to see them and they are the subject of my day 194 photo shoot.

December 8th, 2009 - Day 194

As for day 195, today's photo shoot subject came about unexpectedly. A friend of ours brought by a Christmas gift this afternoon. Noticing over the weekend that we were really lacking in a tree topper for our Christmas tree, he brought by this great Yoda. As our ornaments are almost half Star Wars figures from Hallmark, he fits perfectly. I have included both my choice for picture of the day and the alternate. Both of these have their pluses and minuses. The one I end up choosing is my favorite because of how close it is and how the use of shadows over the face came out. However, because I am so close and so high on the tree, I had to do this handheld. Needless to say, it is not as clear as it could have been had I been able to use a tripod. The second picture is cool because you see more of Yoda, but it doesn't quite have the striking shadows that the first has. This WAS done on a tripod and is clearer, but this was as close as I could get. In the end, I like them both.

December 9th, 2009 - Day 195



Miss Sassy Pants said...

Metallica! You are absolutely correct - they put on a FANTASTIC show; they give 150%. The acoustics in Arco Arena suck, but what the hell, it's a rock concert - it's supposed to be loud as all get out, right?

The picture is a great way to commemorate our outing that evening. I like the angle you took - 2 tickets but the focus is on the near one, not the far one. I also like that it is in black and white.

Gary and his family did a FANTASTIC job in the gift they gave us. It is so funny - we were JUST saying how we needed a tree topper but something fun, not the traditional star or angel, and lo and behold, look what we got!

The picture is great. I love the shadow on the far side of Yoda's face, it makes him look so powerful and menacing (in a good Jedi way, not a bad Sith way.)

And for the record, I LOVE the title of today's post, incorporating the subject of the two pictures. Very clever, sweetie!

Churlita said...

How fun!

I like the first Yoda better. For some reason, I find it more striking.

lablahblah said...

I love concerts! I have never seen Metallica, but I can imagine what a great show they put on.

I like all of your photos here...I agree with Churlita that the first on of Yoda is especially striking.

Mom said...

The title is fantastic!

I love the black and white and the angle you took the picture. Really cool.

I can definitely see why you had a hard time choosing. I, too, like the closer up picture but it is also nice to see more of Yoda. Great job with the shadows. The color is so crisp.

Good job!!!

Sal said...

I agree with Jess! Awesome show! Metallica is one of my all-time top five favorite bands, and I'm ashamed that it took me this long to see them live. Glad you both had a great time, as did I.

As for Yoda, I prefer the first shot. The angle on Yoda is indeed more striking, and your use of light and shadow is excellent. What a cool tree-topper!

Sebastien said...

I would totally pay to see those guys play. Glad to hear it was a good show.