Photography

Alison Toon
Guess who’s back in town tomorrow?

Aug 29, 2014
Guess who’s back in town tomorrow?

George Clinton, Sacramento, March 2013The one-and-only George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, at the Ace of Spades, Sacramento. Be there, or be square.

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Chasing the Tide

Aug 29, 2014
Chasing the Tide

This little boy was so cute playing along the shoreline in Long Beach last weekend.  He was scared of the tide line, but kept approaching and then racing away as each little wave moved up the shore.  I really wish I didn't compose this shot w...

Alison Toon
Cold Cave, Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails: huge show at Wheatland’s Sleeptrain Amphitheater, and an open letter to Chris Cornell

Aug 28, 2014
Cold Cave, Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails: huge show at Wheatland’s Sleeptrain Amphitheater, and an open letter to Chris Cornell

Audience watching SoundgardenI thought Soundgarden were wonderful. Seriously. Chris Cornell was totally in control, his vocal range impressive, and the performance was electric. The set wasn't long enough... it should have gone on all night."Jesus Chri...

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Mouth of the Columbia

Aug 28, 2014
Mouth of the Columbia

From the Washington side, and just before we crossed the bridge into Oregon.  Bill was driving when I took this shot.  I wish I'd asked him to stop because it's a little blurry, but at the time I was just playing around.  I liked the old...

Alison Toon
Cutting through the smoke at Wheatland’s Sleeptrain Amphitheater, 27th August 2014

Aug 28, 2014
Cutting through the smoke at Wheatland’s Sleeptrain Amphitheater, 27th August 2014

Much-awaited show last night out at Wheatland's Sleeptrain Amphitheater: I say "out", as it's around 45 minutes drive from Sacramento, and it appears to be in the middle of nowhere... late summer in a drought year means that much of the surrounding lan...

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Kite Tails

Aug 27, 2014
Kite Tails

For all my complaining about the foggy conditions at the Long Beach Kite Festival on Saturday, thick fog does make for some interesting photographic opportunities.  Especially when there are bright colors involved.  I'm always amazed by how v...

Alison Toon
Buckcherry, new CD, and insulting emails from Amazon. Sorta. Kinda. Not their fault really, but it’s funny.

Aug 26, 2014

Lurking on Twitter, I saw mention of Buckcherry's new CD, and the amusing emails received from Amazon.com after ordering it. As Buckcherry will be at Aftershock, and I really enjoy seeing them in concert, I went to check it out.This is why I couldn't r...

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Alison Toon
Aftershock soon, and it’s not another NorCal earthquake, unless you consider 5FDP

Aug 26, 2014
Aftershock soon, and it’s not another NorCal earthquake, unless you consider 5FDP

Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch at Monster Energy Aftershock 2013 They ruled the show last year, at Aftershock 2013. Bet they do it again this year... but there's a HUGE lineup to compete with. Something for everyone. Really. You're going to...

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Marine Layer

Aug 26, 2014
Marine Layer

What is it about us and kite festivals that causes a marine layer of fog to roll in just as we arrive?  We made a quick trip out to Long Beach, Washington over the weekend to enjoy the kite festival there, but it turned foggy just as we arrived.&n...

Alison Toon
Ten reasons music photogs need more gear

Aug 25, 2014
Ten reasons music photogs need more gear

lionfight, Feb 2014, 1/125 f4, Canon 60D and Sigma 70-300 at 70mm, ISO 1600, very under-exposed, low-light venueThere's little-to-no light in the venue and you know you really, reall need to get That Shot of the bass player doing his twirling jump, and...

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