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Canon EOS 7D, Canon 70-200 f/2.8L, 80mm, F 2.8, ISO 3200
When I listen to music my first choice isn’t country music. I am a classic rock kind of guy but I will admit the Zac Brown Band put on an amazing show in the Dell Diamond Stadium. I was familiar with a few of their songs but wasn’t sure what to expect for a performance. It
was a long frustrating few days trying to get proper photo access. I finally talked to several people and was told that I could shoot the event but my official pass was missing. This left me out of the photo pit but once I saw the photo pit back at the sound board I was glad I wasn’t stuck all the way back there.
The stage setup was the largest I have ever seen at the Round Rock Express home field. The opening act was Blackberry Smoke and I would classify them as southern rock. It wasn’t a long set but the music was pretty good. The crowd continued to grow during their performance and over 10,000 people were expected to attend. After sunset the temperatures dropped slightly and the breeze was just enough to keep things cooled down. I wandered around from side to side waiting for the moonrise. I had seen the full moon the night before and had planned for this event. What I was planning for and what happened were two different things. I was planning to get a shot of the band on stage with the Dell Diamond logo and moon over top of the stage. What happened was the moon arose from the right of the stage not even close to the band. I was already trying to shoot between cowboy hats to get a clear view and that was becoming more difficult as everyone pushed towards the front of the stage. I was standing in general admission trying to shoot photos through the crowd, when several members of the band walked out onto the runway to sing “Toes” (most) everything lined up perfectly! I finally had an improvised shot, Zac Brown and a full moon in Round Rock, Texas. With all this being said every planned shoot isn’t going to be perfect every time. You will face numerous obstacles and unforeseen circumstances.
To quote one of my favorite actors (Clint Eastwood) and movie lines (Heartbreak Ridge) , we must “Improvise, Adapt and Overcome”.
Canon EOS 7D, Canon 70-200 f/2.8L w/ 1.4x, 280mm, F 4.0, ISO 1600