Towers and Trees 2014

Towers and Trees put on an amazing show, and they asked me to be there.

20140422 - Towers and Trees-0001Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
18 mm · 1/250 s · f/1.8 · ISO 3200
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/16 power, on camera

I’ve known most of the members of Towers and Trees since their festival debut at V.I.C. Fest in 2013, but I met guitarist Dave Zellinsky in 2010, when he backed up Vince Vaccaro performing live on The Zone.

20140422 - Towers and Trees-0002Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
18 mm · 1/90 s · f/2.5 · ISO 3200
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/16 power, on camera

Towers and Trees just embarked on a BC/AB tour with Vancouver band The River and The Road. They call the tour Landmarks. Get it? Towers, trees, river, road?

20140422 - Towers and Trees-0003Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
18 mm · 1/125 s · f/1.8 · ISO 3200

Dave (hey, there he is up there!) asked me to photograph their Victoria show at Upstairs Cabaret.

YES, PLEASE.

20140422 - Towers and Trees-0004Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
18 mm · 1/250 s · f/1.8 · ISO 3200

The whole night, I was ready to break out “I’m with the band,” should anyone have asked, but . . . no one asked. =(

20140422 - Towers and Trees-0005Canon EOS 70D · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
180 mm · 1/250 s · f/2.8 · ISO 3200

This show gave me a couple of advantages over a standard concert photography gig: access (including anywhere on stage and the up-half-a-floor DJ booth, from where the shot below was taken) and LIGHT. Yup, I asked if they’d mind if I broke out my flash every now and then, and that was no problem.

20140422 - Towers and Trees-0006Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
18 mm · 1/125 s · f/2.5 · ISO 3200
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/16 power, on camera, ceiling bounced

Thanks so much to Dave and the rest of the Towers and Trees for the opportunity! Let’s do it again sometime, shall we?

I’ve got grand designs for multiple flashes (hey, it works for wedding receptions) and ceiling-mounted remote cameras. What could possibly go wrong?

=)

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