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Madrigal Dinner
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Posted By: reh321, 12-07-2019, 10:09 PM

In 2013 we moved 'back' to South Bend, Indiana (*) because of employment for my wife. This past summer she retired from her position as an Administrator in a local small women's college, but we went to the annual Madrigal Dinner there anyway. {the dinners are held every year at this time to raise money for the music programs} I probably should have posted photos from previous years several weeks ago to encourage you to attend one at your local college, but here are a few of mine. In this case, the college turns a student lounge into a medieval great hall, and then puts on a play, dancing, and lots of appropriate singing around a meal.


(*) I went to high school in South Bend, but my wife had never lived here before

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12-07-2019, 10:31 PM   #2
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The Q-7 is unobtrusive and is capable,also the smaller sensor makes a wide depth of field so your choice of camera makes a lot of sense. TFS
12-07-2019, 11:11 PM   #3
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Well done, especially considering the available lighting.
12-08-2019, 02:09 AM   #4
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Interesting story and nice shots. The Q7 certainly has its uses.

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I would love to go to an event like that, it looks fab. I might need a GRiii too, any excuse!
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Great interpretation of a long ago scene. I used to go to renaissance festivals, but I think this would more fun!
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QuoteOriginally posted by pichaser Quote
The Q-7 is unobtrusive and is capable,also the smaller sensor makes a wide depth of field so your choice of camera makes a lot of sense. TFS
Thank you for your comment.

When I went to the event in 2013, and 2014, I had a Canon Elph. At the second one, my wife whispered to me, "those photos don't look right"; further whispering revealed that the camera was not catching the lighting installed for the occasion. I purchased the Q-7 a few weeks later, because I found no way to bypass the Elph's AWB. So, the wide DOF of a smaller sensor helped, but I needed more flexibility to capture the spirit of the event.
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Well done, especially considering the available lighting.
Than you for your comment.

I do have to catch those stationary moments, but I learned early in my ownership of the Q-7 that its IBIS allows me to operate a lower shutter speeds than I would otherwise think of being reasonable.

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Interesting story and nice shots. The Q7 certainly has its uses.
Thank you for your comments.

Yes, I use my yellow Q-7 at certain occasions; the quiet leaf-shutter in its lenses means I am often less conspicuous than I would otherwise be.
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I would love to go to an event like that, it looks fab. I might need a GRiii too, any excuse!
Thank you for your comment.

I'm not sure if Madrigal Dinners are still taking place this year, but it is a fabulous experience. I've been to them at school ranging from large {Indiana University} to small {this one}, and I have personally enjoyed the presentation at each of them.
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Great interpretation of a long ago scene. I used to go to renaissance festivals, but I think this would more fun!
Thank you for your comment.

Yes, I have been to both local Renaissance Festivals and Madrigal Dinners, and I have enjoyed both; they are different, but very enjoyable.
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Great series! congrats to a job well done!
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Great series! congrats to a job well done!
thank you for your compliments also.
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Must be an enjoyable meal. Great series.
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Must be an enjoyable meal. Great series.
Thank you for your comments.

Yes, the meal was enjoyable - but the entertainment is always the center of why we go {this year, my wife consulted with me vis-a-vis photography position before she ordered tickets}.
I should probably post a similar series in mid-November to encourage other members here to order tickets while they can.
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