Let The Sunshine In – 05/25/09

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

The Let The Sunshine In Benefit Concert for the Narada Michael Walden Foundation at the Davies Symphony Center in San Francisco was definitely one of a kind with acts including Sting, Bob Weir, Narada Michael Walden, Marylin McCoo, Billy Davies Jr., Tevin Campbell, Shanice Wilson, Mary Wilson, Lisa Fischer, Dale “Satchmo” Powers, Jeanie Tracy and many more with the accompaniment of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Bob Weir
Bob Weir
Bob Weir
Bob Weir - Let The Sunshine In Concert

Sting
Sting

Tevin Campbell
Tevin Campbell

Shanice Wilson
Shanice Wilson

Mary Wilson
Mary Wilson

Lisa Fischer
Lisa Fischer

Sakai
Sakai

Gerald Alston
Gerald Alston

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Narada Michael Walden
Narada Michael Walden

Photographer’s Notes: The Davies Symphony Center is a fairly large venue which made it easy to move around. I photographed the entire concert and spent most of my time in the isles as low as I could get to stay out of the way of patrons. I was able to get some shots from the side balconies which gave an interesting perspective. I shot this concert with the Pentax K100d and the Sigma 70-300mm (this was before the upgrade). After comparing these results with those of concerts that I have photographed since, I am impressed with the quality, though I would have liked to have had f/2.8 so I could keep the shutter speed a little bit higher.

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