Hello hello hello. I know you are waiting for a proper write-up of the con. Since the write-up still isn’t ready (not for lack of processing – I am done with that – but for lack of time), I thought I’d at least post some pretty pictures. You know how extra critical I am of my photos. And this occasion is no exception. But I have reasons. Not least because I have seen absolutely wonderful, stunning pictures of Richard at RDC5 posted on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. Please do search out those fans and give them some love if you like their pictures. They are much better than mine could ever be. Not necessarily for superior skills or better equipment, but for a better vantage point. I will explain more of that when I get to my write-up, but the caveat for today’s quick picture post is that I shot from about half way back the auditorium while being seated, with plenty of heads in front of me and only ambient light available. (My flash would not have reached all that way…) So the images are not particularly sharp – I have seen much better ones by lucky fans who were sitting very close to the stage.
Friday Night – Opening Ceremony
Anyway, I am starting you off with day 1 of the con. As for a little bit of context – the images were taken on Friday night, at the opening ceremony. Richard was the fourth (and second but last) guest to be called on stage, and he made a lovely little welcome speech. In the first picture he gives a little bow in response to the deafening applause before he starts speaking.
And now, lastly – my favourite from the day.
So there we are, a few first impressions. There are a few more, even of day 1, so they’ll get thrown into the write-up as it happens. You’ll be pleased to know I have actually already finished all the photo editing. So all I really need to do is get down to describing the whole event. I am planning a session in my favourite cafe tomorrow for a show and tell 😉 Meanwhile, hope you enjoy the leather goodness!