Led by Fred Mascherino, former guitarist and vocalist for Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred powered through a quick set that was the perfect compliment of the bouncing, anthemic tunes from Angels and Airwaves that followed.
This was a straight ahead set, with Fred Mascherino playing mostly at the mic and without too many drastic movements, unlike Tom DeLonge of Angels and Airwaves.
First three, no flash.
Lighting for the first three songs of this set were very challenging, comprised of mostly deep red and magenta washes. White light didn't make an appearance until the fourth song, at which point all the photographers had vacated the pit.
The backlighting provided some instances of flare, not of all of which were entirely unwelcome.
Exposure & Metering:
I shot this set mostly between ISO 6400 and ISO 12800. Shutter speeds ranged between 1/160 and 1/250, while I shot exclusively at f/2.8.
Lenses and Gear:
I shot the entire set with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 on the Nikon D3, with the exception of just a few snaps with the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8.
For the most part, the midrange zoom was perfectly adequate for covering this set.