Nu Culture at Tom Dick & Harry’s!


Nu Culture, down at Tom Dick & Harry’s Live @ Pavilion, on the 25th of October 2012.


They comprise of some familiar faces to me – like Chad Smith Jared of The Ramanados.


They did covers, keeping the funky groove of Michael Jackson – Rock With You


…and the white soul of Bee Gees, with both Love You Inside Out and a jazzified Staying Alive.


However, they were soon joined by a familiar face – Herman Ramanado!


Gregory Ramanado, infectious as ever, introduces his brother on stage.


The audience clamors for more.


Herman’s buddies from International College Of Music also join him on stage…


…for a virtuoso performance. I think. I don’t remember. It is the expected norm of ICOM students to be elite masters of music.


All shots with the Sony Alpha 99 and Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA.


This would be the first gig I’d shoot in a consistently low-light, low contrast situation (except when there was backlight.)


A friend of theirs also came up to sing.


Here’s ISO6400 on the A99, with a bit of exposure boost. The look is due to low-contrast lighting.


In contrast (heh) this is what a spotlit scene looks like.


I also brought the Samyang 35mm F1.4 UMC along (it was to be sent to repair by Chia Hau) for one last spin. Gotta love the lens for capturing the atmosphere.


This same lens took this picture, that I used for my Facebook profile for quite a while. (I accidentally wiped my original RAW setting for this, so this is a reprocessed image.) Thanks to Chia Hau for this shot!

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