Aretha Franklin at SB Bowl

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.

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A. Arthur Fisher

Mr. Fisher is a photographer and graphic designer who lives in Santa Barbara, California. He has run his company, In Color, since 1989.