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Nikon D2X

Capture Date/Time: August 11, 2005 21:39
Lens: 10.5 mm F/2.8 AF DX Fisheye Nikkor
Focal Length Equivalent: 15 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/2.8 - 1.3 sec
ISO: 640
Flash: None

Our jazz band had a rehearsal last week in one of the practice halls of Chicago's Symphony Center. Of course, this is a connecting building to Orchestra Hall, the home stage of the world-famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra. One of our group's members plays in the CSO, and he took me on a brief tour of the hall. He showed me the stage left door, which opened onto the stage that I have visted from the other side countless times since I was a little kid.

To actually be on that famous stage was amazing. To practically have it to myself for a few minutes was even more so. The hall was just about pitch-black, save for an elevated safety lantern standing just about where the conductor would stand. The lantern lit the place quite dramatically. I only had a couple of minutes to set up and take this shot without the benefit of a tripod.

When I was young I dreamed of being of being on that stage someday as a performer. But I guess being there as a photographer is the closest I'll come!


.., 12: AM, Rock:

Another "golden" triumph!

08.19.05, 10:33 AM, Mareluna:

Beautiful fisheye... and beautiful theatre... :)

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