This week’s photo is one that I took way back in the 1980s. Split Enz was my favourite band and I was fortunate to see them in concert three or four times. They were always great to see live and I still enjoy their music today.
I took the photo I’m featuring today at a concert at the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide. This was in the days before mobile phones with cameras and digital photography and cameras were not allowed in venues. I thought the best way to discreetly take some photos was not to use a flash so I bought the fastest non professional film I could get,I think that was 400 ASA, and took a 35mm camera in under my coat. My husband who read photography magazines told me to ask for the film to be “pushed” when I took it to be processed.
Anyway I took my photos and a few of them came out quite well despite the colour cast from the lights. I repeated the experiment at a few other concerts during the next few years but it must have been beginners luck because the Split Enz photos were the best ones I ever took. I came across the photos a few months ago and decided to scan them onto the computer. I used Picasa to clean up the backgrounds a little bit. Anyway they bring back happy memories of those fantastic concerts.