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Iron Maiden by Göteborgs-Posten

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Göteborgs-Posten Göteborgs-Posten
Explore score
1
Size
0.64 Gigapixels
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306
Date added
Jun 10, 2014
Date taken
Jul 01, 2011
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Iron Maiden consert Ullevi Gothenburg Sweden 1 July 2011. How the picture was shot was explained in an interview with the head photographer Bengt Kjellin in the swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten (Gothenburg Post), where he works.
This is an english translation of the interview:

The amazing panorama-picture during the Iron Maiden-concert was taken by Bengt Kjellin and Robin Aron Olsson, both photographers at GP. The first question seems obvious:

Have you ever taken a picture while 55 000 people are watching?
- Well, I've worked at the newspaper for 33 years and I've covered 6 Olympic games among many other things, so it' s been many special moments, says Bengt and adds:
- But this is definitely top five!
- Hey, you don't have to ask me, says Robin, who just finished his practice at the newspaper after attending the wellknown photoschool at Biskops Arnö in the middle of Sweden.

It all startled with one simpel question from the newspaper to the Iron Maiden-management:
Would it be possible to take a picture from the stage just minutes before the concert startled?
The answer from the stagemanager Bill was clear:
- Yes, but you've only got 15 minutes.

This image is 112 pictures. The equipment that Bengt and Robin used is standard: Nikon D3s with 70-200 mm lens

How was the preparations?
- We met Bill before lunch Saturday and went through the timeplan. As soon as they built the stage we could test and calculate exactly where we would take the picture and so on.

How much did you hear the crowd?
- Absolutely nothing. I was so focused, says Bengt.
- Almost the same for me but I did hear some of the noice, Robin admits.

What made you most nervous?
- The sharpness. Robin was worried absolut the light. And we both feared a technical collaps, admits Bengt and laughs.

But there was no problems. And the image was a huge success and had more than one million views.


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