Ok: First of all- I`m sorry this took so long. I`ve been busy working at our cottage, we did more this week than we did the last six months. We are rebuilding the house, and the garden, and when I got home late at night, I just wanted to sleep. Not scan negatives.
Anyway: REM! This was just fantastic!!!
As you know, I brought my tiny Nikon, but just before I left, I placed a 80-200 zoom in the bag too, and that was fatal.
Security checked my bag...
They found the zoom first, and when they saw the camera, they looked really disappointed. I felt like a kid stealing candy, and acted surprised. " I thought I could bring a 30 year old film-camera. It`s not digital... by the time I manage to develop this roll, REM will be retired..."
They said I could bring any camera as long as it had a fixed lens. All they could suggest was to lock my bag in a special room on the other side of the arena. There was no need to argue, they were just doing their job, so I went out again, and did what I was told.
I delivered the bag, but forgot the camera in my front pocket, together with four rolls of color print film, and one roll of Apx 100. When I got back, they just nodded and let me in without further inspections.
Madrugada and REM delivered. I managed to get pretty close to the stage, but the 50mm lens was too short to get any really good shots. If I had moved closer, it would have helped, but this was as close I could get.
I`m still waiting for the print film, and hopefully there are one or two good shots there. The stage-lighting wasn`t the greatest because of the bright summer-night, but some color might do the trick. I know I got a few shots of Mr. Stipe with his megaphone, and also one shot with a beautiful girl in front of one of the big monitors that were placed next to each side of the scene...
I really wanted to x-process some slide film this time, but I forgot to take it out of the bag, so I guess I`ll have to try this at the next concert I go to.
Today I shot a few frames with a Asiana. A really cool plastic-camera. It`s a Diana copy. Only less advanced.Nikon EMAgfa Apx100I`ll be offline for a few more days.... Hope to be able to post more pictures over the weekend...