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Teischan, May 18, 2017 ‘Alton Central School’ (ACS) Chorus & Band Concert.

by Anura Guruge


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I had to crop the images to make sure
that nobody else could be seen —
because of privacy concerns.

Taken with my new Full-Frame Sony a7 II.







by Anura Guruge

Prospect Mountain High School, Christmas 2016, Choir & Band Concert, December 21.

by Anura Guruge


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With the ‘new’ privacy laws when it comes to kids it is getting too complicated to take pictures at events like this — even if they are teenagers, and it is a public event. So, I don’t bother. I take a few pictures of kids I know so I can send them to their parents. I try to take some of mine. At this concert Devanee was perfectly hidden from our view for all the concert. These two peek-a-boo shots were the best I could do.


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Lack Of A Silent Shutter On The Sony a6000 Is A Real ‘Show Stopper’.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. #6 from a 10-point Sony a6000 vs a6300 comparison at “Mirrorless Curation”. See link below.

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Never occurred to me that a modern mirrorless, from Sony no less, would not have an electronic silent shutter. Had assumed it was a standard feature …

Well, I found out to my cost, that the Sony a6000, does NOT have a silent mode when I took it to the “Clearlakes Chorale” concert last weekend.

I planned to be at the concert 30 minutes early so as to get our preferred front-row pews. So I was going to set silent mode during the wait — I never having looked for silent mode previously on the a6000.

I couldn’t find it. There was an ‘audio’ option but that didn’t silence the shutter. I went through all the menus multiple times. NADA. I was amazed. Thought I was missing something.

I had, however, taken my trusty Nikon P900 as well and that did have a silent mode. So that was fine. I used the Nikon …

But, the Sony a6500 I plan to get in the next 8 weeks does have silent mode, as does the a6300.


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‘Clearlakes Chorale’ Christmas Concert 2016 — Saturday, December 10.

by Anura Guruge


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Clearlakes Chorale‘ will always hold a special place in my psyche. I do think of them as ‘family’. I have been going to the ‘Clearlakes Chorale‘ Christmas concert, at Alton’s ‘St. Katharine Drexel‘ since 2010 and then, from 2012 to 2014 Devanee sang with them — and I would go, every Thursday, and sit through the practices and rehersals. Then, last year, Devanee found other distractions. I miss ‘Clearlakes’.

It was good to attend the Saturday night concert. It was my idea but Devanee was happy to come along. It was like ol’ times. It was good to be there.

Always a GREAT occasion. Fine, HIGH culture in rural New Hampshire. What a delight. A great occasion. A fine show. A musical tour de force. Thank YOU, ‘Clearlakes’. Thank YOU, Andy Campbell, Wolfeboro’s unparalleled musical maestro. 

It sets me up for Christmas. Off to see ‘Christmas Revels‘ in Cambridge in a few days. That kinds of wraps it up. ‘Clearlakes Chorale’ and ‘Revels’. That is the musical prelude to my Christmas.


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“Indigo Girls” At The “Capitol Center For The Arts” In Concord, N.H. On October 30, 2016.

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I have always liked the “Indigo Girls”.

I have seen them perform, live, at “Meadowbrook” (Gilford, NH), a number of times. They are always brilliant (though I have had some concerns about the ‘behavior’ of some of their fans during the concerts (but that is a whole different matter)).

My son Matthew, when he was about 7 or 8, has been on stage with them! Yep. They saw him bopping away and asked me to bring him close to the stage. Then they reached down and picked him up and had him on the platform. It was a 2pm afternoon show, in the late 1980s, when “Meadowbrook” was still a rather laid-back openstage.


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