So why was this difficult? Well for one, no rear lighting anywhere on any of the singers and all the light there was was about 89degrees above their heads and at a distance that I would professional qualify as “arms-length”. When Ron Hynes came to the stage his hat cast a shadow two buttons down on his shirt… not good. Trying to capture good color rendition in peoples faces under high contrast lighting, without losing the rest of their body is very, very difficult. Usually, there would be side lighting and some ambient stage light that would serve to fill in the blanks so to speak.
However, all’s well that ends well and certainly, there’s no better send off for the crowd then a collective singing of the Ode to Newfoundland.