Monday, January 14, 2013

Los Lobos at The Bing Concert Hall, Stanford

On Saturday night, January 12, my wife and I attended a concert at the brand new Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University. This is a 100 million plus hall and is a very impressive architectural endeavor. It didn't seem to be the best venue for rock/pop but perhaps will sound better as they get the kinks worked out. It holds only 850 or so patrons and sports a very high ceiling. The sound of Los Lobos, acoustic version, was sometimes echoey as the music seemed to bounce off the gigantic acoustic panels stretching around the venue. As you can see, we were seated behind the band and I can't say for sure if this was the cause of the sometimes uneven acoustics. Nevertheless, a grand undertaking by Stanford and the Bing family. These photos were taken with the Sony RX 100 at 800 iso at F/1.8 and slow shutter speeds. The Sony could probably have handled a higher iso without the need for much intrusive noise reduction. I did use the Structure slider in NIK Viveza to pop the shots a bit.

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