Death Feast 09

Death Feast 09 - Haemorrhage

Sometimes it’s got to be death. Just like last year, Death Feast was a hell of a show. Death Metal shredding and grunting 24/7, is there any better ambiance for a two day photographic marathon?

Death Feast 09 - Evocation

Death Feast 09 - God Dethroned

Death Feast 09 - General Surgery

Death Feast 09 - General Surgery

Death Feast 09 - General Surgery

Death Feast 09 - Vomitory

Death Feast 09 - The Black Dahlia Murder

Death Feast 09 - The Black Dahlia Murder

Death Feast 09 - The Black Dahlia Murder

Death Feast 09 - Infested

Death Feast 09 - Spawn

Death Feast 09 - Devourment

Death Feast 09 - Haemorrhage

Death Feast 09 - Asphyx

Death Feast 09 - Asphyx

Death Feast 09 - Asphyx

Death Feast 09 - Misery Index

Death Feast 09 - Misery Index

Death Feast 09 - Napalm Death

Death Feast 09 - Napalm Death

Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend the festival before Friday in the late afternoon because of my studies, but I was in time in the pit to see the EVOCATION show. The Death Feast is an absolutely funny festival. Lots of drunken weirdos doing silly things, but everything in a peaceful manner and very funny to watch. And for sure we had never ending suppy of beer and (tada) good weather.

From the view of a photographer, not everything was as nice as it could be. There was no song limit and a moderately proportioned stage, which was good of course. On the other side, I found the lighting situation somewhat disappointing. As on every festival, the daylight shots aren’t this satisfying, the sun and its unpleasent shadowcast ist just too dominant. Annoyingly the Death Feast had abundant backlight and smoke but seriously no frontlighting. This meant that especially the bands in the late afternoon and sunset were lit best, because of the soft rest of sunlight and the already perfectly visible backlight whereas the headliner bands needed flash to be exposed properly most of the time.

Best performances were demonstrated by GENERAL SURGERY, MISERY INDEX, HAEMORRAGE and ASPHY, but NAPALM DEATH wasn’t that bad either, as the always are.

Apart from that there is not much to be reported. D300 was main camera als always, D70s stayed back in the car like my laptop did, which wasn’t very useful this time since my 2 8GB Extreme IV CF-Cards were enough for the two days. 17-50 and 70-200 were both used quite equally, the rest of the equipment stayed in the bag together with one or two cans of beer, besides the SB600 which found some use als already reported. There’s only one thing that bugs my right now, my D650AW bag is getting quite heavy on my shoulders these days. I might decide to take a look at some belt systems to distribute the weight of the equipment more equally while retaining the quick acces time.

As always I completed the workflow of my pictures completely in Lightroom 2.4, it’s really the easiest way for me to select and process the 1367 shots I made this time. Any more questions?

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