Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Posted by at 24. Oktober 2009 | Category Concert, Live, Photography, Pictures

Manuel - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Path of Golcanda is one of those Bands, that put out one top level album after the next, but never seem to be able to find a label to support them. With Yonah Records they finally found a partner to get their music, which is already known quite well, to even more people. Celebrating this deal was one of the reasons for the Band to play tonight, as well as the fact, that the new album ‘Return’ is about to be released (13.11.2009).
The last time I saw the Band live was three or four years ago, so I was quite happy to finally see them again. With their massiv sound and brilliant songs, they made the eve quite enjoyable. Even though the little stage seemed a bit to small for all those big guys, which gave them little room to move, they really rocked the house. The place was packed by now and the people really went crazy. Playing a lot of old Songs, the Band also introduced a couple of new Songs during the show, so waiting for the new album to come out, became even harder.


Shooting Notes

Shooting at the Helvete Club always requires using flash, do to the fact, that the light they got isn’t really bright and you would end up with shutter speeds of 1/20 or slower, even wide open, to get all the ambient light in the picture… naturally that is no option, do to the fact, that those shots would be completely unsharp. So using a flash, bumping the shutter up to 1/60 at ISO 800 and f2.8 made everything work out. Also shooting from the sides to the middle of the stage was necessary, because the lightrig was not really wide and concentrated to the center of the stage. When shooting to the sides you would end up with a picture just lit by flash with no stage light included. You had to watch out a little because the lightguy was going a lot of times for an really intense single colour wash (mostly red) and together with all the stagesmoke it was hard to focus and really cut through with the flash. Do to the really low celling you could bounce the flash really nicely and got a great fall-off towards the feet of the artists. Not a thing for every picture, but nice to get some different shots.

Rüdiger - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Manuel - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Rüdiger - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Andrew - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Manuel - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Daniel - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Manuel - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Rüdiger - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Andrew - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Manuel - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Daniel and Rüdiger - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Roman - Path of Golconda – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

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