Alive

Mark Collie performs a song from his excellent new CD, “ALIVE at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary,” at the CD release party at Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville May 1, 2012. The CD was a decade in the making – see this story: Mark Collie’s Prison Project Sees the Light.

I shot this photo with my Canon 5D Mark iii set at ISO 3200 because of the low light in the club. I have posted the full-sized image so you can see the incredible level of detail and relative lack of “noise” even at that high ISO thanks to the state-of-the-art technology of the 5D3. The photo was shot at 1/80 sec, f/5, using a Canon 24-105mm L-series lens set at focal length 105mm. No flash was used because I don’t like flash and am not very good with it. And also because I accidentally dropped my┬áCanon Speedlite 430ex ii off a 50-foot cliff while hiking around a waterfall a few months ago.