Petty Coat Junction

Petty Coat Junction are a Tom Petty tribute band who bill themselves as “six more souls who feel indebted to the man for his contributions to American musical culture and who refuse to let him go quietly into that good night.” Well, it shows it their passion for the music — indeed, music in general. Dave DeMarco (bass) is currently living the dream, play not only with Petty Coat Junction, but also with the legendary Crack The Sky and Several Species, as well as his own “power trio”, the Dave DeMarco Band.

I captured these at the same festival as the pictures I posted last week of Several Species.

From raw files captured with the Sony RX100Miii, post in Lightroom CC.

Brit Floyd 2019 Tour - RX100iii First [Concert] Use

After a shooting a couple of concerts with my Fuji X10 last year, I decided that I would like to get something a little bit better for that kind of work. These would be shows that I wanted to be able to get good shots, but I’d be shooting from the audience. And, the camera had to meet a few criteria and restrictions that would certainly introduce compromise. Long story short, the Sony RX100iii was the closest camera to the mark, so that’s what I bought.

Early this month, I finally got the chance to actually shoot a concert with the camera. The show was Brit Floyd’s 2019 US tour, and the location was Baltimore’s Lyric Opera House. I had good seats (though not quite as good as last year) in about the 15th row, over towards house right.

The resulting pictures are below. Some, I really, really like. Others are meh at best. The object of this gallery is to show what the camera could do with minimal post processing. Images were shot as the best quality JPEGs available and what little editing there is was done using Google Photos on line. As usual, clicking the thumbnail will open the viewer.

While I’m generally okay with the results, I don’t think I enjoyed using the Sony as much as I like my little Fujijilm X10. The Sony’s 1-inch 20MP sensor does capture more information than the 2/3” 12.1MP sensor in the Fuji, but the shorter zoom means more image cropping, and I honestly don’t think the autofocus system is as good. To be fair, though, I’ve been using the little Fuji for years, and I’ve only owned the Sony a few months.