Soul Intention: Funky South West Soul band

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The Pier House at Westward Ho! last night was rocking to the sounds of funky new band Soul Intention.

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Chris, the raunchy male lead vocalist piled it on and Terry, lead female vocals wowed the audience with sublime soul oldies.

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Soul Intention has  an eleven member line up of experienced  and professional musicians who have come together under the stewardship of Trevor Davis who lays down the bass line.

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A five piece horn section keeps the groove running while Tom lets rip on lead guitar. Drums and keyboards compliment the ensemble.

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Superb arrangements by Tony Oreshko..   Never stop dancing ..  the audience could not get enough.

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The event organised by Bideford Lions Club helped to raise funds for the wonderful Children’s Hospice South West .. with thanks to Braddicks Holiday Centre, Westward Ho! for providing the venue.

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When the mood is right, take the shot

On a recent trip to Avignon, my lovely French friends sneaked into the courtyard one evening,  to snatch a forbidden smoke. There was barely any light, just the glow from a few lanterns. Their smoke drifted lazily upward as they chatted.  I had no camera with me at the time but my friend Mark was busy with his Fuji X100T recording events inside. I asked him for a loan, two shots I said, that’s all I promise. I posed them as best I could,  asked them to stay as still as possible and fired away, hand held, one tenth of a second at f2.0.  Sometimes you have to capture the moment. Here are the two shots.

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Cropping images: how far should you go?

There is a long established argument that it is better to use the full frame image rather than crop.  This means initial composition and subject framing has to be very accurate . Sometimes though, it is just not possible to get in close enough or step back far enough to grab the image you see in your mind.  Here we see a shot taken using the brilliant Fuji XF 35mm lens.

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And here is the shot I saw in my minds eye.

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