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Last Friday I came back from a lunch with friends, which ran quite a bit longer than expected.
I got into Kamppi on my way home, and saw the tail of The Winyls performing on stage. Must admit that I’d never heard of them before, but the performance was excellent.
There was a massive crowd gathered around the stage, and no way I would be able to get some decent pictures of that. I only had the camera with the 50mm on, but then…
Waitasec… Hanging down from my shoulder was the 300mm I borrowed from my Buddy Don. Just waiting to be unpacked and slammed on.
I ran over to the sound booth, batted my eyelashes at the guard standing on the booth and he allowed me to get up and shoot a few frames off the sound booth. Nice!

Excellent stuff, great atmosphere! Head on over to their Facebook page and listen to some of their stuff.
https://www.facebook.com/thewinylsband

They Winyls

D800, ISO1600, 1/500 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 300mm

They Winyls

D800, ISO1600, 1/500 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 300mm

They Winyls

D800, ISO1600, 1/500 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 300mm

Beautiful day, the whole day. But then when we went to town things started getting overcast and very gloomy. Luckily rain waited until almost at the end of the concerts.
We saw a few songs of Happo Radio still, and then The Rasmus and Chisu.
Great performances. And guess what? I had a whole backpack full of camera gear AND hauled around my tripod and they didn’t even blink at the entrance of the concert area. The girls had to open their purses for a random search and I even asked them “should I open my pack”, but the guy said “no need, go on in”.
We didn’t get all the way to the front, but with the 70-200mm and the 1,4x teleconverter I got a long way.
Tip of the day: don’t try to do video hand-held above your head with a D800 / Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 for 3-4 minutes. Unless you didn’t go to the gym for a work-out.

Helsinki Day - The Rasmus

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 70-200mm

Helsinki Day - Chisu

D800, ISO1600, 1/350 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm, 1.4x teleconverter

Helsinki Day - Chisu

D800, ISO1600, 1/350 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm, 1.4x teleconverter

Helsinki Day - Chisu

D800, ISO1600, 1/350 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm, 1.4x teleconverter

Helsinki Day - Chisu

D800, ISO1600, 1/250 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm, 1.4x teleconverter

And just because I thought it was a fun picture (have you noticed, that whenever you are out and about shooting pictures, there ALWAYS  at some point someone or something in the picture that you don’t want to just at the moment you press the shutter?) 😉

Helsinki Day

D800, ISO800, 1/180 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 70-200mm

 

Simply Red is said to quit after they finished this tour.

We went to see them in Helsinki.
It was great. I can’t say anything else. The guy sings live like he’s in a studio recording an album.

And we witnessed a premier: for the first time in his career he dropped his microphone on stage 😀
For that one of the lucky people on the front row got an autograph.

Go see them if you get the chance. It’s SO worth it.

(PS Apologize for the pictures. Taken with a point-‘n’-shoot, from the other side of the arena, and I have NO clue how those work)

Simply Red on stage

Simply Red on stage

Simply Red on stage

Simply Red on stage