concert ∙ Kim Churchill 2014 · Victoria BC

In photography by webmeister Bud

More bonus Friday photos because CONCERTS EVERYWHERES. This time around, Kim Churchill at Distrikt Nightclub.

20141121 - Kim Churchill-0001Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
26 mm · 1/500 s · f/1.8 · ISO 3200

The show started with Mo Kenney, from Waverley, Nova Scotia. She started off all quiet and demure, and slowly morphed into a very Satriani-like monster on the guitar. I was highly impressed.

20141121 - Kim Churchill-0002Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
70 mm · 1/250 s · f/2.8 · ISO 3200

Distrikt is a . . . unique venue in which to shoot. In front of the stage, the audience is about 4′ down. It’s like a large orchestra pit. The rest of the room is level with the stage, but at a distance. Prime shooting angles can be challenging to secure.

In this case, I thought I had grabbed a good spot between acts, until they put THIS GIGANTIC BASS DRUM in front of me just before Kim came on.

20141121 - Kim Churchill-0003Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
10 mm · 1/250 s · f/3.5 · ISO 3200

S’alright. That’s the power of having an articulating touchscreen with autofocus on your amazing dSLR. =)

I flipped my screen out, raised my arm, tapped Kim’s face, let the camera focus, and fired. BOOM. Kim seemed happy about it, too.

20141121 - Kim Churchill-0004Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
35 mm · 1/1000 s · f/1.8 · ISO 3200

I had a nice wander sidestage, as well.

20141121 - Kim Churchill-0005Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
26 mm · 1/500 s · f/1.8 · ISO 3200

And around to the back of the room, where I felt like a giant compared to in the pit.

20141121 - Kim Churchill-0006Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
70 mm · 1/350 s · f/2.8 · ISO 3200

Kim is an amazing performer, especially for carrying the show as a one-person act, using foot pedals for his percussion accompaniment.

And, while the lighting was typically coloured LEDs, it did allow me to again turn a rockstar into a cop car (see Sam Roberts and Tokyo Police Club).

20141121 - Kim Churchill-0007Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
18 mm · 1/750 s · f/1.8 · ISO 3200