Hello all - been out of the loop the past few days with posts and such. The 80s band Modern English (hit smash I Melt With You) were in town and are personal friends of mine. Here's a few photos from last nights concert at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA on 7-12-12. Note: I have not spent much time using a flash prior though own the 580 EXII. This was attached via the hot shoe on the Canon 5D Mark III along with the 70-300 IS USM L Lens. Photo shot in Manual mode, 1/100, F 5.0, ISO 400, One Shot AF, 1st Curtain.
I did not have seats. I was merely running around the club, standing on chairs, taking shos from the sound booth upstairs, squatting between isles, etc to obtain as much versatility in these pics as possible. I believe that all made a difference. Light post processing in ACDSee Pro 5 and/or Lightroom 4.1 and/or DPP.
Note for some reason when comparing my local copy of the 3rd image below to what I see locally on my PC, it appears faded with less contrast here online.