Body&Soul 2013

The Body&Soul Festival 2013 was held in June at Ballinlough Castle, Co. Meath, with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds as the headline act (which was awesome!). The new addition of the Midnight Circus tent this year featured a number of acts, as well as nightly performances from Lucent Dossier (featuring the brilliant Elaine McCague from PaperDolls on trapeze). Friends were involved throughout the festival too, creating the awesome decor for the Midnight Circus tent and art installations around the grounds. For more, see my gallery here.

Elaine on the trapeze
Elaine on the trapeze

LotusEater Live at The Workmans

I took the camera along to the LotusEater gig at The Workmans Club in August to try push my photography along a little. Turns out it was as difficult as I thought it would be, with a static red light shining on the vocalist and very little light on the rest of the band. So the ISO got pushed up as high as I’d dare before having a go!
The results were okay, but I was not happy how the red light caused havoc with the metering. In black and white they look better, but the high ISO on my poor little D60 was too much for it to handle and was unfortunately left with a lot of noise.
Next time I’ll have the D7000 in hand and expect I’ll be much happier with the results!