Well this was something a bit different - a little more of an upmarket affair in comparison to the outdoor shows I am more accustomed to!
Bolton Abbey is a picturesque estate just outside Skipton, which hosts an impressive derelict priory on the banks of the river Wharfe. Popular with families, the area is more commonly frequented by walkers and the occasional wedding. Given I live only 8 miles away, it would have been rude not to document the first live music event there.
On arrival at the venue, it was immediately clear that this was a very different set up to what I'm used to - it had much more of a 'garden proms' feel to it, with everyone sat on collapsable camping chairs, sipping glasses of wine and prosecco from plastic flutes and passing around pâté for their crackers. Heaton Park this was not!
The shooting position I'd been allocated was at the back of the 'golden circle' - essentially the front section of crowd - but as everyone was seated I had to really pick my shots wisely as to not become to much of a disturbance. Shooting from distance soon got me thinking about how I need to upgrade my gear - that 120-300mm Sigma would have been perfect for this show. At £2,500 I best get saving!
Despite the tricky shooting position I managed to get a fairly decent variety of shots, and on my way out I also managed to get a half-decent wide shot with the old priory in the background. Sadly the big screen at the side of the stage didn't help this shot too much, but c'est la vie.