Willie Nelson, American Legend

by Marsha April. 22, 2010 5346 views

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 7 years ago

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 ,
rob

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Pandka 7 years ago

Superb!

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Thebronzebow 7 years ago

Willie puts on a great show, wonderful musician. Great shots!

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Lynn 7 years ago

I think they are FANTASTIC!!! Very cool images :))

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Jumiella 7 years, 1 month ago

Great reportage! Excellent photographs!

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Levonthelights 7 years, 1 month ago

great shots, looks fun

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Nadoune 7 years, 1 month ago

Superbes photos !!!

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Milton Jacob 7 years, 1 month ago

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

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Jannie 7 years, 1 month ago

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!

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Leocheung 7 years, 1 month ago

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

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Jon Laysell 7 years, 1 month ago

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.

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Jennye 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow, these are excellent Marsha!!!

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Farideh_Homam 7 years, 1 month ago

Great set.

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Tomie Poodle 7 years, 1 month ago

i did not know him...sorry! great set, i like the 2 last the most, very expressive!

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Nancy 7 years, 1 month ago

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

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Gonia 7 years, 1 month ago

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

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Neil 7 years, 1 month ago

A Great set of captures !! Well Done !! cd

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Pegah & Gelareh 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow amazing set!! so cool :)

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Brian 7 years, 1 month ago

Love the B&W. You got a legend.

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Sara G 7 years, 1 month ago

One of the ole greats! Thanks for sharing :-)

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Ricardo 7 years, 1 month ago

seems like it was a good concert!:)

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Jack 7 years, 1 month ago

cool;)

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Sadhya Rippon 7 years, 1 month ago

Wish I had been there. You took very good pictures Marsha. I enjoyed this set very much.

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Kaitlyn 7 years, 1 month ago

great shots!

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Péter Somogyvári 7 years, 1 month ago

Willie Nelson is an American legend. Great atmosphere on your captures ! Very nice concert post !

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Linda 7 years, 1 month ago

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.

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Bogi 7 years, 1 month ago

wow, great moments!
i like the WB too!

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Helen Hooker 7 years, 1 month ago

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

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Paul 7 years, 1 month ago

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

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Christa 7 years, 1 month ago

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!

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Stefan Fletcher 7 years, 1 month ago

On the contrary, I think they're very good...

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Finbarr 7 years, 1 month ago

WOW!!! brilliant captures !! nice singer,

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Tom 7 years, 1 month ago

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

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Larry Nelson 7 years, 1 month ago

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

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Michael Sakowicz 7 years, 1 month ago

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 7 years, 1 month ago

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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