(To see my bride Christi's blog on this same event, click here.)
Local art, local music, region people, and local beer. That is where I was last night. Where can you find that? At Wildrose Brewing Company in Griffith, Indiana. Oh, and what local music? Frank and Dave opened for us, and Nomad Planets closed!
Like many duos you find playing in the area, Frank and Dave who opened for us, is made up of Dave from the Dave & Dave band, and Frank from I'm With Frank band. It was a nice opening that closed with Kimberley joining in from the I'm With Frank band.
Nomad Planets, I just cannot say enough. Well, I did further down in the blog. This is one band you will see more than once, twice, thrice, after you "just go see them".
Wildrose Brewing Company here in my town of Griffith, seems to be the perfect place to photograph. The size and lighting is conducive, and when bands add just enough white or near white fill lighting, it can enhance it as you can see from the above photograph. Not once have I had to consider my own flash.
The food at Wildrose is amazing too. Yes, a lot of local breweries in the area have great food. Wildrose, however, makes it a simple choice with lots of flavor. I am not a beer drinker, so I let them select a dark brew for me this evening. Wow, what flavor and smoothness! That just might be my go to beer now.
Here are the photographs. Note that when lighting is not right, like too much red light added, I convert to black and white photographs, or I set my camera to black and white. One photograph below of John photographed well in color, however I saw the opportunity to play around with it in black and white, as you will near the end of this blog. Enjoy!
Also, this next photo is another "blind photograph"!