Friday, May 25, 2007

Newcastle Royal- seats at all prices...

When I was at newcastle, I took loads of photos knowing that with available light and without a tripod, some of them will turn out blurry no matter how fine they look on the small screen. These ones are passable.

I took shots from various places around the theatre auditorium. This is the back of the stalls.

The back of the Dress Circle (not on the centre line)

The back of the Upper Circle,

The front of the Gallery (Follow-spot positions below)

and the very back of the gallery.

Finally, a bit of nostalgia- the original location of "my" follow-spot, and the view I had. If Mike or Bernie swapped sides or went where we couldn't cover them (in my case, anywhere far stage left), we had to swap beams!

I took a couple of triple panorama shots from an upper box and was surprised to notice afterwards that I managed to give the theatre six boxes a side rather than four due to a dodgy picture lineup.

It really looks like this:

With the normal wide angle setting, we see much less, although it looks more. (The same vantage point, angled down a bit more to take in the stalls. (I couldn't do that for the Panoramas, as it would have been practically impossible to align the camera which was braced on a brass rail.

Some splendid ceiling detailing from the gallery slips

Have you ever wondered what it looks like behind all of this wonderful fibrous plaster icing? Here is a glimpse into a void space. Definitely not for public view!

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alex said...
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Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Well, I think they are all great photos - really atmospheric. And you've got me remembering Mike and Bernie again...

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james higham said...

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Delicolor said...

I don't know, I turn my back for a couple of days and th spammers move in!

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