Remember my blog post about e-Lake 2015? Well, I went back for the 2016 edition and am currently planning on attending the 2017 one as well. As aforementioned, I am quite busy catching up with my backlog from the past year, because "Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans" ;-)
Let's keep this one (relatively) short and sweet, split up into two main parts:
- The festival itself
- My camera setup
Let's start with a tip of the hat to those fine people part of the e-Lake team. Amazing artist line-up mixed with impeccable logistics and a brilliant "Yummi lane" make for one fantastic overall experience.
I really loved the line-up as I was able to discover a couple of bands / acts I hadn't known about previously. My personal three favourites from the 2016 edition are:
... and of course De Läb, once again :-)
While most of the music from the last year's line-up was right up my alley, the above-mentioned bands really blew me away, especially by the show they put on. If you ever have the possibility to see any of those live, JUST GO FOR IT!
Finally, a couple of words about my camera setup.
For the 2015 edition, I used a Nikon D750 together with the Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 lens. This setup was great at tracking the, often erratic, movements of the performers and the sensor... well... just WOW.
The images you are about to see were shot on the Fuji X-Pro2 with the XF50-140mm f/2.8 lens. Tracking proved to be quite difficult and I had a bit more than half of the shots which were out of focus. To be fair though, this was prior to Fuji's big 2.0 firmware update (current version at the time of this blog post is 3.10), which significantly improved C-AF focus. On the other hand, the files coming out of this puppy resulted in some gorgeous shots. I'll probably take the X-T2 with the battery booster grip this year, so any focusing issues should be a thing of the past ;-)
So, without further ado, here's a selection of shots from e-Lake 2016.
If you enjoyed the above, feel free to check out this Flickr album to see a couple more ;-)