Opeth – Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

Posted by at 9. Dezember 2009 | Category Festival, Live, Photography, Pictures

Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

With a bit of delay Opeth started their set this evening. In comparison to a lot of other artists today, all photographers were let into the pit right up from the start and their was no waiting. Well, at least until the show started. After a couple of minutes into the set, something broke down on stage and the Amp/Guitar of Fredrik Åkesson just stopped working completely. Even though he and his tec tried to get everything running again it took about 15 minutes until the show continued. Opeth being the headliner today at least got them in the position to keep on playing and finishing their set even though their regular stagetime was over.


Shooting Notes

Shooting Opeth is a pain in the butt. Most other Bands that played during the evenings got pretty nice light and you were able to get some good shots out of it. With Opeth that was not possible. The Band seemed to enjoy the really moody lightshow and was just backlite, in other words you had to use your flash to get some light into the faces of the Band. Also except for Mister Mikael Åkerfeldt, who had to be at his mic most of the time, the whole Band stayed pretty much in the back of the stage and you had no chance to get them into the frame.
The only thing that was quite nice, at least in my perspective shooting the Band, was when the guitar broke down. The whole stage was bathed in a nice warm light and we had the chance shooting some nice 70s style portraits of Mikael.


Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

Martin Mendez - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

Fredrik Åkesson - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

Fredrik Åkesson - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

Fredrik Åkesson - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

Per Wiberg - Opeth - Summer Breeze Open Air 2009

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