Bethlehem AD 2017

25 years of Bethlehem AD; isn't it amazing?  And just like that, its three performance nights have come and gone.  But the heart of what it is remains.

I'll leave you with my key image for the event.  It's the image that -- for me -- took some work to get right with all of my jockeying for position to get just the right framing.  Clicking on the image will take you to the Flickr album with my highlights of the event.

ISO 800   56mm lens   f/1.2   1/125sec

ISO 800   56mm lens   f/1.2   1/125sec

I used my always reliable 56mm f/1.2 lens.  It's one of the best options for sharpness in low light.  I had to shift the perspective just a little bit because there's a spotlight directly in front of the angel on the right side of the frame.  But overall, I think it worked!  I wanted the perspective to be a heavenly one, that of the angels above rejoicing at the birth of the one the prophet Isaiah spoke of in Isaiah 9:6:

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


I'll write more about this event next week, to include specific photos, camera settings, and the challenges and workarounds.  But for now, Merry Christmas!