Yes this is another Nine Inch Nails post. I unexpectedly got another photo pass for them for the 28 Nov show in Rapid City and so I was able to shoot a second night. There was much less smoke this time and I think overall I got a larger percentage of keepers. I did have the same problem with my second body that I did in Worcester: it worked fine backstage and did not work in the pit. Someone told me later that maybe the strobes they use affect the camera sensor somehow? It took two pictures and then wouldn't work anymore. I had thought perhaps the card/battery/lens that I used on that body in Worcester were faulty so I changed them all and still had the same problem in Rapid City. Pretty bummed about that. But I did get to use my new Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 for the first time, plus my 70-200mm f2.8 so without all the excess of smoke I was *finally* able to get some decent shots of Alessandro (keyboards) and Josh (drums), who are a lot farther back on the stage.
So here's the first one I did of Trent Reznor, which I like, but I really wish we could shoot a few songs with slightly more interesting lighting. We also got the same three songs for this show that I had shot in Worcester, but what am I gonna do, complain? Second NIN photo pass in one tour! Best Thanksgiving weekend ever.