Aretha Franklin came back to the Santa Barbara Bowl to perform her hits and other "diva" standards. The performance sound was good, but from the point of view of a photographer, the lighting was challenging. I had to shoot from the soundboard and only got the first 60 seconds of each of the first three songs. Three minutes is not a whole lot of time to get everything figured out in those conditions. My images were not superb, to say the least, and I opted to print, for the Bowl, one of her walking out on stage.
The images are also restricted by contract, so you'll have to visit sbbowl.com/photos to see any of them.
Oddly enough, a comedian, Sarah Tiana, opened the show, and she was quite funny and also in great light.