Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

I had the pleasure of attending the 1st performance of The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra at the newly dedicated shell at Institute Park, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute- WPI. Conducted by Roland Vasquez, the orchestra was spectacular. My son even let me get close to the performance stage with the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 to take these shots. I have been having a blast lately shattering photographic myths. One is that this lens is best suited for crop sensor DX digital body. Wrong! It works beautifully on a film body, such as the modern-day N80, which controls aperture from the body. And, it provides real focal lengths, in real, meaningful measurements, like 105mm, 135mm, and true 200mm. No multiplying by 1.5. I don’t see the supposed vignetting, but the sunset light here, for New England, was superb. Here are a few shots- again, Tri-X, D-76 at 68 degrees, 8 min dev. time, with the Nikon N80. And the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR-

Roland Vazquez,  Conductor Of The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra

Roland Vazquez, Conductor Of The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra

Love The Shadows, Contrast Here

Love The Shadows, Contrast Here

And The True Blacks Of Film Emulsions....

And The True Blacks Of Film Emulsions....

The Vocalists

The Vocalists

Catching A Breath

Catching A Breath

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