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(Virginia IL) Waiting for Marty Stuart

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(Virginia, IL) A crowd waits at night at the courthouse square in Virginia Illinois at the 2011 annual BBQ to see country music entertainer Marty Stuart and his Superlatives. A storm had just passed that almost destroyed the stage and tents.

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CameraLEICA CAMERA AG, M8

Focal length21 mm

LensCV 21MM / F 4.0 COLOR SKOPAR

Exposure ISO 1250 - (1/2) at f/4

CategoryUncategorized

Date posted2011-08-19

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mweaverpics - 08-19-11 8:29 AM
I was surprised this image was usable considering the lighting was so bad, the camera was hand held and the shutter speed was so long. Even looking at the display after the shot I wasn't sure.

These people are waiting for country music performer Marty Stuart to begin a performance in Virginia IL at the annual BBQ that raises funds to keep up the town square. Most of the buildings you see in the background are not occupied and the money raised goes to keeping them repaired.

I had been shooting baseball most of the day and stopped to try the BBQ. I decided to stay and shoot a few frames. Immediately before this frame was shot and before the show was to start, an intense thunderstorm passed over that almost destroyed the tents. The storm passed within minutes, the air temperature dropped and everyone returned for the show.

The BBQ tasted great too.
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