Seal Tour Rehearsals are OVER – 1st show in Parnu, Estonia TODAY!

Seal Tour Rehearsals are OVER, it’s almost SHOWTIME!

Sitting in my hotel room nearly 5000 miles away from home today and relaxing before the big night. I’m still in Tallinn getting prepared to shoot some photos and video at the kickoff Seal show tonight in Parnu, Estonia. It’s still strange to me that it is 9 am here and 11pm at home in Phx, AZ. Makes it tricky for talking with loved ones who I am already missing 🙂

This past week has been all rehearsals and preparing for the show. There have been some new additions to the band and I have to say that they sound incredible and pretty damn powerful. Hanging in Tallinn has also been a treat as the weather has been nice and cool, the people fantastic and the hotel and food wonderful. Also, photographing Tallinn has been AMAZING.

But now it’s time to get rolling as the first show of the Summer Europe tour starts in about 9 hours. For the next few weeks I will be shooting with the M9, 24 lux, 50 Noct and 90 Summicron for the concert photos along with a few here and there with the X100, to test out out in a concert setting. Also, I’ll be shooting some behind the scenes video with the Iphone and 8mm app which I think is pretty freaking amazing for an el cheap-o phone app.

Soon we will all be on the road bussing it across Europe. Should be many photo opps ahead 🙂

I may also shoot some video with the NEX or X100…we’ll see how that goes later. I’ll be posting some cool stuff every time I get a few hours and WiFi, so check back every day! I’ll leave you with a couple of shots from rehearsals…

Fuji X100 at ISO 3200 during rehearsals on Thursday

Gus Isidore on Guitar – X100 at ISO 800 –  f/2

Marcus Brown – bass/keys – M9 and Nocti wide open…

With Carol Jarvis (Trombone/Keys/Vocals) – Nocti wide open

Here is a shot taken with the M9 and a 50 Summilux PRE-ASPH at 1.4

and another of guitar tech McBob with the Lux Pre-Asph at 1.4…

New addition to the Band, Holly Palmer and Paul Summerlin

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10 Comments

  1. Steve

    If you brought the flash unit along with the NEX-5, take a few “with and without flash” shots while you are out walking around taking fun shots. I would like to here your opinion on if there are any visual differences.

    Enjoy the trip.
    PaulB

  2. Steve,
    Great stuff! I appreciate the use of different lenses. In the shot with Carol and Nocti wide open did you do much post processing or is it just he way the M9/Nocti combo renders?
    Thanks,

    JT

  3. Hi Steve,
    Great photos!
    I have bought me a ticket for the 9 july concert in Rotterdam, Holland and will be there with my X100 🙂
    If I can do anything of asssistance for you (like showing you great photo opportunities in Holland or anything) please let me know.
    Regards,
    Robin

  4. Hi! Steve! Show us your talent and still make great shots of concerts Seal. Maybe one day, in the crowd, it’s me that you take a picture!….peace.Sylvie

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