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Willie Nelson, American Legend

  • Posted April 22, 2010 by Marsha Viewed 5201 times

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Please bear with me on these?.know the quality isn??t what it could be. All shots were taken from my seat in an upper row of the second level of the arena and quite a long way from the stage. Was handholding my Canon Rebel Xti with Sigma 70 ?? 300mm lens which was maxed out!

Colorado Springs World Arena
April 19, 2010

Willie Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor and activist. He reached his greatest fame during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s, and remains iconic, especially in American popular culture. -Wikipedia

On the Road Again [youtube.com]

“I take it not only a day at a time, but a moment at a time, and keep it at that pace. If you can be happy right now, then you’ll always be happy, because it’s always in the now.” -Willie Nelson

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
-Willie Nelson

The guy on the right with the electric guitar is Willie's 21 year old son, Lukas Nelson, a fabulous musician in his own right.

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.”
-Willie Nelson

“I've been a long time leaving but I'm going to be a long time gone.”
-Willie Nelson

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    • # Robel Narte

      It came out pretty well on 300mm , except there's some color aberrations on the last one but still the quality is really good! your lucky to be there Marsha!
      best regards ,

      2010.05.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Milton Jacob

      lovely set. considering the conditions (the distance, the lack of enough light, hand-held zooming etc), these are wonderful

      2010.04.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jannie

      The funny thing is that we are watching Willie right this minute on Austin City Limits! Too funny! These are great shots, especially the first one. It's hard to capture stuff like this, with the distance & the bad lighting. So many concerts don't allow you to bring in cameras, lucky you to be able to take some shots!

      2010.04.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Leocheung

      You've done an excellent job and it must be an amazing experience seeing Willie Nelson live on stage !

      2010.04.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jon Laysell

      I think these are great shots Marsha. #4 in particular looks a real professional job. Great quotes too - especially the one about always being happy now.

      2010.04.24 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Nancy

      Wow, WOW excellent #4 and quote into my fav's!!! Maggie said it all:-))) Bravo to you!!

      2010.04.24 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gonia

      Marsha, they are really great pictures of great singer! he is old but his music is still great and young! bravo for him!bravo!

      2010.04.24 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Linda

      wow... looks like you had a wonderful time. Nice to see you enjoy. Williie has been a favorite artist of mine... yes his instrumental talent is superb.

      2010.04.23 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Helen

      Your lens may have been working hard but the results are great! :-)

      2010.04.23 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Paul

      These are great shots!!! Looks like he needs a new guitar!!! Hope you had a great time.

      2010.04.23 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Christa

      Great post and tribute to this dinosaur of the american music. I always liked his music and the peculiar way he sings.
      Very well done Marsha!

      2010.04.23 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tom

      Wow so cool fantastic shots, looks like a great show, saw him a few years ago

      2010.04.23 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Larry Nelson

      We heard him in Fayetteville just as he released "Always On My Mind." Great artist! Great shots!

      2010.04.23 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Michael Sakowicz

      Wow. No need to to bear with, these are excellent, Marsha. Thanks for the extra trivia on 'Trigger' too. Great fun.

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    • # Marsha

      Yeah....check out his old worn guitar. He named it "Trigger" and it's been with him for forty years. Never realized his awesome instrumental skills until I saw him in person....amazing talent...

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