Art of the Night : Riverside Festival ’17
Nottingham’s Riverside Festival this year came around at just the right time for it to be a chance to test some new camera equipment, funded courtesy of the Prince’s Trust – and see what it would do with of my annual fireworks challenge!
Extremely pleased with the results – most of the images apart from the first (14-24 f/2.8) and last (80-200mm f/2.8) were made with a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens which I took delivery of and unboxed earlier in the day. As a result I focussed mostly on seeing candid scenes around the fairground and craft stalls to get a feel for what the lens could do and what kind of subject isolation you can get at f/1.4 on a full frame camera (Nikon D4) . Having spent the majority of my time using my D300 crop bodies , I’m taking special care to get my head around all of the changes in a low-pressure way before I use it in my client work.
The images here are of the Saturday evening in chronological order here starting after the main headline fireworks image , showing a variety of scenes and happenings as the evening went on.