Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fortissimo Fest 2011 - Sarah Chang

Last night I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a Fortissimo Fest concert by renown classical violinist Sarah Chang.  As her bow danced and sliced its way across the strings of her violin, the musical energy spread quickly throughout NDK auditorium in Sofia.  The performance was an amazing display of talent and emotion.  Sarah played with energy and skill that did not go unnoticed by the appreciative onlookers.  It was a special experience that was exciting to capture.

Classical violin, Roma Rhythms and brass trumpets are but a few of the sounds that will fill the streets of Sofia this week.  All of these events, and more, are scheduled to be a part of the festival known as Fortissimo Fest 2011.  Please use the link to access the schedule of the events.

The challenges of capturing these images lay in the limited amount of light that was available in the auditorium.  Due to this lack of light, I had to pump up the ISO to 1250 to barely squeeze out an image wide open.  These pictures were taken with 70-200m 4.0L and 17-40mm 4.0L l lenses.  There was a sharp learning curve, but for a first attempt I am pretty happy with the results.  Comments and suggestions for improvement are wanted and welcome!

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