Hawk and Steel



Today’s photos are from the same charity event as yesterday’s photos, but this time of the Victoria band Hawk and Steel. The drummer in Hawk and Steel plays bass (and drums) in the Sam Weber band featured yesterday. Victoria is a pretty close music scene as witnessed by this drummer and Sam Weber’s slide guitarist rushing off at the end of their session here to play a bar gig with yet another band, one on drums, the other on keyboards and guitar.

I had not heard Hawk and Steel before and was glad to get the chance. You can find more of them on their  Facebook page. When I was preparing this post their web page was having teething troubles over the launch of a new page , but I am sure this link will be active soon.

While I went to the show to photograph Sam Weber Hawk and Steel came on first and I took a few photos to make sure everything was working fine with the film and digital cameras. Thus, this post has a mix of black and white shot on film and colour from a digital camera. I wish I had thought more clearly and taken more photos, as I did with the band that followed Sam even though I had run out of film by then. Oh well, live and learn.


For reasons I don’t comprehend a crop of the image below that just shows the bass player has had (by my feedback standards) lots of love on Instagram. Could be random, or the bass player is a really good-looking, or I took a good band shot and just can’t tell how it is better than the other ones. If I understood social media love I could probably get rich, which is another way of saying I am not too worried that I don’t get how those likes are distributed because nobody does.


The black and white photos are part of my week 14 at the 52Rolls Project (find it here).




Click on any image below to open the gallery for larger sizes.




Black and White: Canon Elan 7N on Ilford Delta 3200 shot at ISO3200. Film developed commercially, scanned with Epson V700 and edited in Lightroom.

Colour: Canon 5Dii at ISO 1250 and then mostly ISO3200 for this set – see gallery for EXIF data on the colour film.

Both cameras shared Canon EF USM 50/1.4, 100/2.8 macro and 16-35/2.8 lenses. Metering determined with Sekonic L-508 spot meter on most brightly lit skin.




5 thoughts on “Hawk and Steel

    • Hi Moni – thanks for commenting. I am glad you like them. It was fun to shoot a band again, and especially the ones done with film as the results are so pleasing. Mind you, I find when attached to an eyepiece that my ears stop working as well, so I did not really get a chance to listen to the music.


      • I’ll say. I photographed my daughter’s wedding last year. I remember it as a series of frames that needed certain kinds of edits. It did keep me busy though and there is a lot to be said for that when attending ceremonies!

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