Stein-Martin Fagerland writes to BtP (August 2009):
'Hi! This summer I worked as a freelance journalist for Helgeland
Arbeiderblad and covered the Procol Harum concert in Brønnøysund. I liked
the concert and would like to contribute to your site with some of the pictures
I shot. Hope you like them! I'm very glad I went to that concert, it really
opened my eyes for Procol Harum! Hopefully I will be attending
the concert in Drammen this autumn as well.
'All the pictures were taken with a Nikon D40, which is the cheapest SLR ever made by Nikon. To enable quick shutter speed without underexposing I used fast primes with a big aperture. I had four lenses I switched between continuously to get different shots. This led to some dirt in the camera, but it was perfectly cleanable after the concert. The lenses I used were a 35mm F1.8, 50mm F1.8, 100mm F2.8 and a wide-angle zoom at 18mm f3.5. The exposure was set manually because of the difficult lighting. To determine the correct exposure by trial and error was the best method for me.'
Procol Harum in action: Gary Brooker, Geoff Dunn, Geoff Whitehorn, Matt Pegg, Josh Phillips
Brooker and Whitehorn ... and the book of chords on the polychrome music stand
Geoff Dunn's kit, though not its proprietor ... lighting scarcely allowed
Whitehorn on the prowl ... in psychedelic tee-shirt
Gary Brooker delighted by the voicing of a particular chord
A glimpse of the audience ... 'enraptured' might be the right word