In a triumphant return to the Pageant, Evanescence stormed the big club's stage in a big ripper of a show that had the 2,000-strong crowd losing their collective mind over Amy Lee and company.
- Nikon D3
- Nikon D700
Evanescence – heck of a show, but definitely a little tough to photograph in a lot of ways. For one, Amy Lee is in constant motion just about every single second she's performing, either working the front of the stage or in some stage of a hair whip when her feet aren't moving.
Lighting for this show was good in terms of brightness, so I shot at ISO 1600 at f/2.8 and at over 1/250, but the color balance for this gig was a little wild. Lighting was very cool overall, with blue gels over the spotlights and a weird mix of magenta and blue thrown in from the back. Still, nevermind these technical challenges, the production looked fantastic from the crowd.
Amy Lee works the front of the stage so thoroughly, I could have shot this entire set with just the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8. It was all in-your-face for Evanescence's big return to the Pageant, and I had a blast shooting.