Merry Christmas to us. We love Treaty of Paris.
It’s been a while since I’ve shot at Metro, and I almost forgot about the lighting challenges of shooting there (still my favorite venue though!). The Christmas decorations filling up the front of the stage were a hinderance occasionally (I can’t tell you how many times a random angel head creeped in the corner of the frame), but who am I to bah-humbug Christmas decorations? Ultimately, though, I was thankful that I had all-access for this show, so that I could get some good shots of Chris (the drummer) from a prime angle, a few backstage shots, as well a few on-stage shots to mix up the vantage point (from a Christmas decoration free angle).
Also, I don’t know it is because I am more used to shooting with primes now, but I found that I was happiest with the shots from my 50mm f/1.2. Or, maybe I was just nostalgic for the 50mm length, which, like most concert photographers, was my sole lens for many years. Oh well, whatever works, right? Other lenses used were the 70-200mm f/2.8, and the 16-35mm f/2.8.