As mentioned in our last Inner Beauty Photography Newsletter, I had a short break a week ago. The photography studio is open again.
It’s been a busy week with everything from a portraits, model portfolio to a makeover & photography experience and client viewings. And of course lots of work behind the scenes.
The short break was to go to UK’s biggest rock and metal music festival with my son.
I bought a 14MP pocket camera to take a few photographs over the weekend.
I had hoped to get a few nice photographs of the event but was disappointed with the camera’s results.
I knew they wouldn’t be good as professional camera equipment but I’d expected better.
And it proves size does matter.
But it’s not the number of mega pixels, it’s the size of the sensor and the glass in the lens that matters.
Anyway, you may enjoy these images that capture the atmosphere of a major open air music festival.
My tent pole broke setting up camp so I had to buy a new tent, which is in the middle of the row. I made a shelter, on the left, which sheltered us from one torrential rain storm. However, I got warned not to cook under it’s cover so had to keep the camp stove just outside the cover.
After torrential rain the campsite turned to mud and some tents were flooded as mini lakes formed. Thankfully we only had isolated showers afterwards so things didn’t get any worse.
Slipknot headlined Friday night at Donington Park.
UFO were the first act on Saturday on the main stage. They were the first rock band I saw as a teenager way back in 1980!
View from the front row at the main stage where I took the UFO photograph above.
Motorhead played on the main stage Saturday afternoon. I had to include them as they were my favourite band as a teenager 🙂
Queens of the stone age were the last support band before Iron Maiden. They had a pretty cool backdrop to the stage set.
Iron Maiden headlined Saturday night. Before they came on stage they organised a WW2 Spitfire flyover, which built great expectation. I saw them when they headlined there in 1988 and they were every bit as energetic.
Limpbizkit headlined the Zippo stage at Download 2013.
Rammstein headlined on the main stage onSunday night. We also wanted to see Limpbizkit so missed the beginning of the Rammstein set. This meant we ended up much further away from the stage, and it was already dark. Rammstein put on a superb performance to match the previous headliners and were equally unique in their style and I definitely want to see them again 😉