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Brian Byrne, Lead Singer with “I Mother Earth” performing at WTFest

I own Pentax, Canon, Nikon, FujiFilm and Sony DSLRs. They are all good. Last year I picked a Nikon D7000 refurbished by Nikon. I bought it because I could not afford a Nikon D5. The D7000 apparently uses the same Sony sensor as my Sony A57. The Sony was low priced but is an amazing camera.

Photo of the "I Mother Earth" concert at WTFEST 2015 in Brantford. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of the “I Mother Earth” concert at WTFEST 2015 in Brantford – from Nikon D7000

The Nikon D7000 is the first DSLR from any make that I do not like. No issues while shooting. Long battery life from the NiMh AA batteries via a Nikon grip. Everything in the field seems fine.

I do not like the way that the photos look. The colour balance can be easily adjusted. But the photos look soft. I have a really sharp 80-200 f2.8 Nikkor which takes sharp photo, even when mounted on a Canon DSLR. I’m not sure if I might not have setup the camera properly. on the D7000. This year I found some new setting on a Photo Forum which I have yet to test.

Photo of "Brian Byrne" of "I Mother Earth" performing at WTFest in Brantford in 2015. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Photo of “Brian Byrne” of “I Mother Earth” performing at WTFest in Brantford in 2015. . Output from HDR Projects

Anyhow I had some photos of I Mother Earth performing at WTFest last year (2015). I do not like the way they look. I just installed some new software called Silver Project Pro and HDR Projects Pro. I installed both on my internet PC Later on I’ll put them on the PC which I use for Photo Editing. They should work better as a plugin within Photoshop.

Simple and easy to use. Did not read any manual. Just clicked around. Note the original was a compressed Jpeg. Silver Projects Pro saved a very larges Tiff from the tiny Jpg. When I compressed it to Jpeg I could not see any difference between the Tiff and the now much smaller sized Jpeg.

Photo of "Brian Byrne" of "I Mother Earth" performing at WTFest in Brantford in 2015. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

Photo of “Brian Byrne” of “I Mother Earth” performing at WTFest in Brantford in 2015. . Output from Silver Projects Pro

I like the last version – the B&W from Silver Projects Pro. Look at the Saidah Baba Talibah photo. That is in the side bar (might also show in the top header). same lens but different Nikon body. That Saidah photo is super sharp. The Brian Byrne photo, not so much. This was in the day time so I do not think that is due to camera shake.

WTFEST.CA Music & Arts Festival Sat June 25 in Brantford

WTFest.ca is back. We covered their awesome festival in 2015. Reminded me so much of the Festival of Friends. Very well organized. Plenty of room. Great stage and good sound. The weather was perfect to boot.

Photo of "Billy Talent" Photo credit Vincent Banial

Billy Talent with be the Headliner for the 2016 version of WTFest.ca .

Saint Asonia

The Standstills

“Monster Truck” via Wikimedia Commons. Copyright Tronbortis  Creative Commons Lic

Monster Truck

Ascot Royals

Bands from all over

Photo of "The Standstills". Photo credit Vincent Banial

I caught The Standstills performance at their Record Company’s party at the Gibson Showroom. The Drummer is a blonde Beauty who knows how to play the sticks.

Click on this link to visit the official WTFest.ca Festival website to get your tickets.

Click on this link to view all our prior coverage of WTFEST.ca 2015, inlcuding posts with concert pics.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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WTFEST Music and Arts Festival 2016

Heads Up.

WTFest is back again in 2016

Mark your calendars and get your tickets.

When ?

Saturday June 25 2016.

Where ?

Lions Park in Brantford.

WTFEST 2016 Art and Music Festival 2016 in BrantfprdPhoto courtesy of WTFEST.CA

Click on this line to visit the official WTFEST website and to order your tickets.

Last year was a blast. This year should be even better. Great location. Well planned Festival. Reminded me of the Festival of Friends which is held in Hamilton.

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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Photos of the “I Mother Earth” concert at WTFest 2015 in Brantford

Photo of the "I Mother Earth" concert at WTFEST in Brantford. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of the “I Mother Earth” concert at WTFEST 2015 in Brantford

The first time that I saw “I Mother Earth” perform was at Cosmo MusicFest. They set lasted about 1.5 hours and on a very sunny day. After their set finished the band did not head to an air-conditioned area. Instead they all headed to the side of the stage for a meet and greet with their fans. No break what so ever. Rarely does one see such commitment by a Band to their fans.

Photo of the "I Mother Earth" concert at WTFEST 2015 in Brantford. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of the “I Mother Earth” concert at WTFEST 2015 in Brantford


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More photos of the Gloryhound concert at WTFest 2015 in Brantford

Here are a few more photos from the Gloryhound concert at WTFest in Brantford.

Gloryhound is an awesome Rock N Roll band from Canada’s East Coast. They are signed with eOne Music Canada.

Photo of the Gloryhound concert at WTFest in Brantford in 2015. Photo credit Vincent Banial

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Photos of the “Big Wreck” concert at WTFest in Brantford on June 13

Big Wreck was the Headlining Act at WTFest in Brantford, on Sat June 13.

Since today is a bad day for me posting “typos”, the rest of this post will just be photos.

Photo of the "Big Wreck" concert at WTFest in Brantford on June 13. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Big Wreck” performing at WTFest in Brantford on June 13.

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Gloryhound rocked WTFest in Brantford on Sat June 13. Awesome band.

I made it to the WTFest in Brantford on June 13. Very impressed with the way the festival was setup.

Photo of Gloryhound performing at WTFest in Brantford on June 13. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Gloryhound performing at WTFest in Brantford on June 13.

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WTFest in Brantford on June 13 & 14. “Big Wreck”, “I Mother Earth”, “The Trews”, Hedley, Lights, USS and 10 other great bands

The first edition of WTFest is being held in Brantford Ontario, on June 13 and June 14. Yes, this weekend.

WTFest band lineup for June 13 and 14th. "Big Wreck", "I Mother Earth", "The Trews", "Hedley", "Lights", "USS

Really nice roster of Bands will perform on Saturday and Sunday: “Big Wreck”, “I Mother Earth”, “The Trews”, Hedley, Lights, USS, Peeler, “The Mohrs”, Gloryhound, “Sons of Revelry, “Ghost Town Orchestra”, “The Ascot Royals”, “Dear Rouge”, Harbour, “Steven ryan” and “Mark Wilson”.

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Concert Photos

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“Big Wreck” at WTFest in Brantford 2015.
Photo of "Big Wreck" at WTFest in Brantford 2015. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

“Digging Roots” at Harbourfront Toronto 2015
Photo of "Digging Roots" at Harbourfront Toronto 2015. Photo Credit Vincent Banial

“Kira Isabella” concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 29th 2014.
Kira Isabella concert at the CNE Bandshell on Aug 29th 2014. Copyright Vincent Banial

“Lights” in concert in Vaughan Canada Day 2015.
"Lights" in concert in Vaughan Canada Day 2015. Copyright Vincent Banial

“The Sheepdogs” at the Festival of Friends 2011.
Photo of "The Sheepdogs" in concert at the Festival of Friends 2011. Photo credit Vincent Banial

“Vanessa Marie Carter” at the Beaches Jazz Festival 2013.
Photo of Vanessa Marie Carter performing at Woodbine Park in Toronto by Vincent Banial

“I Mother Earth” have just released a great new song titled: Blossom

new song by "I Mother Earth" titled "Blossom". Image copyright I Mother Earth

New song by “I Mother Earth” titled “Blossom”. This image is courtesy of the I Mother Earth Facebook page

“I Mother Earth” have just released a new single. It is called Blossom.
They are making it available as a free download.

Click on this line to visit the “I Mother Earth” page. Click on the Blossom link at the bottom left to play their great  new song.

It’s super to have “I Mother Earth” continue to create more music for their fans…

Click on this line to visit the “I Mother Earth” official Facebook page.

 

Click on this line to visit the Wikipedia page for some background on the band.

 

Click on this line to view our prior post, which featured Photos of “Brian Byrne”, the Lead Singer for “I Mother Earth”, performing at Cosmo Music in 2015.

 

Click on this line to view our prior post, which featured Photos of the “I Mother Earth” concert at WTFest 2015 in Brantford.

 

Click on this line to view our prior post, which featured Photos from 2nd camera, of “I Mother Earth” performing at Cosmo MusicFest on June 06.

 

Click on this line to view our prior post, which featured Photos of the “I Mother Earth” concert at Cosmo MusicFest on June 06 in Richmond Hill

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
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Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice. Because the Facebook embed feature does not work with WordPress the shared with public photo for the Blossom song was posted directly. That image is copyrighted by I Mother Earth. Since it was shared with the public, it falls under the Fair Use provisions.

Photos of LIGHTS performing on Canada Day 2015 up in Vaughan

Yes, I finally caught a live LIGHTS performance.

Photo of LIGHTS performing in Vaughan on Canada Day. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of LIGHTS performing in Vaughan on Canada Day

LIGHTS was scheduled to play at WTFest in Brantford on the Sunday. It rained that day. I myself do not mind, but my camera gear does not like getting soaked. Vincent did not get back to Brantford on Sunday. Apparently LIGHTS did perform that day. Was rather unhappy that I missed it.
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I Mother Earth is back with a rockin new single titled “The Devil’s Engine”

Dan, our buddy, is a huge fan of I Mother Earth. The other day he suggested that I check out a new tune that they had just released on Feb 15, titled “The Devil’s Engine”.

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Photos of Chuck D Keeping, drummer extraordinaire with Big Wreck and Suzie McNeil

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Suzie McNeil at the Taste of the Kingsway. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Suzie McNeil on Sept 06 2013. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Chuck D Keeping is one of those musicians who plays at the back of the stage, while keeping the beat of the concert pumping. In August, I caught this very talented Drummer performing with Big Wreck at the CNE Bandshell. Back in the summer of 2012, I had also seen him on Drums with Suzie McNeil.

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Big Wreck. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Big Wreck. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Chuck D Keeping on Drums with Big Wreck. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Chuck D Keeping on Drums with Big Wreck. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Big Wreck. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Big Wreck. Photo credit Vincent Banial

He has played with Rock bands, as well as major Symphony Orchestras. See if you recognize any of the people that Chuck has played with, such as  Suzie McNeil, Big Wreck, Prince, Jeff Healey and Johhny Reid to name just a few. A very talented musician and songwriter.

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Suzie Mcneil at the Taste of the Kingsway. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Chuck D Keeping performing with Suzie Mcneil at the Taste of the Kingsway. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Big Wreck” concert at WTFest in Brantford on June 13.

Big Wreck” concert at WTFest in Brantford on June 13.


Video of Chuck D Keeping with Big Wreck going over his Drum Kit. Video is courtesy of SonorCanadaTube and their YouTube Channel

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
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