Last Week's theme was "Black & White". The school had their annual spring band concert which our oldest son participated in. This was his first year playing trumpet.
I've never photographed anything on a stage before and to say the lighting was challenging would be an understatement. The stage lights were all from above and cast a hideous orange color, there was no directed spotlights from behind the audience, and the sheet music and shiny instruments made for some seriously blown out highlights. I did the best I could given the situation (and that we were not allowed to use a flash), but wasn't really thrilled with the way the images looked. So what better reason to change these to Black & White right? :)
This particular image is a tiny portion of a much larger image including more of the band members. But for privacy reasons, I decided to crop it down to show my son just in case the other parents wouldn't want their kids' photo posted online. :) For those interested in camera settings, I shot this with my Canon 70-200L handheld at 200mm, ISO 3200, 1/100th at F3.2.