166 10th Oct
Yesterday's luck continued today! Lakshmi had managed to get a press pass for today's rehearsal (morning 10 to 12) at the Homi Bhabha Auditorium (refer yesterday's pic).
It was a difficult situation as flash obviously wasn't allowed and they did not want SLRs making CLICK-CLACK noise! So Nikon was kept home and I shot with Leica Digilux 2 and Hassleblad Xpan (film camera). Invitees and press were only allowed in the upper part of the auditorium but slowly I did make it up to the 10th row! The pictures were shot handheld in JPG at ISO 400 (Digi maximum).
The rehearsal included some of the pieces they will play tommorow at the Brabourne stadium: parts of Carmen (Bizet) , Polkas (J Strauss), Intermezzo from Act III - Manon Lescaut (Puccini) Tonight (West Side Story), & Granada! There were couple more which I could not recognise. And yes, I AM going for the concert! :-) Could'nt get tickets for the other performances - guess you can't be lucky all the time! I really can't complain as this was a unique experience - enjoying the music and taking pictures!
This picture was with f2.8 at 1/15 sec. I had to correct the color slightly, crop it a bit and adjust the light on the stage and the auditorium.