Dave Stahl Quintet at the Eichelberger


Last evening, I attended an intimate evening of jazz in the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center.  It was the Dave Stahl Quintet and they were the best musicians that I have ever seen at the Eich.  The very accomplished musicians were Andrew Neu, Paul Bratcher, Rob Cochran, Lew Leabman, and Dave Stahl.  It has been a long time since I listened to jazz music, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.  They played in the conservatory to a sold out limited audience of 50.  In my opinion, it was a shame that the performance wasn’t in the main auditorium so that more could have enjoyed it.

I didn’t take a camera with me, but I had my iPhone 6 in my pocket so I thought it would be a fine time to try it with some different processing.  The image above is not as the iPhone made it.  After I downloaded the picture into Adobe Lightroom I first corrected the color balance and then used the latest version of the “auto” function in LR Classic.  It does an amazingly good job, even with an older cellphone jpeg image.  I then switched from color to B&W in LR to make the following version of the same picture.  I need to use my cell phone more often to make pictures.


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