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Dan Hearn

Dan Hearn




Ubaye Valley, French Alps, 2013

Published October 15th, 2013

Earlier this year I spent three weeks in the French Alps, more specifically the Ubaye Valley in a Mexican influenced town called Barcelonnette. Here are a few of the shots I took whilst riding and hiking around the local mountains. All of the images were shot with a recently acquired Panasonic GF1 and 14-42mm kit lens - a far cry from the 1D and L lenses I'm used to carrying around! Needless to say it made shooting in this environment a lot more manageable, especially on longer days out.

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Whetstone - Band Quest Semi Final @ The Dirty S...

Published April 22nd, 2012

Saturday 21st April 2012 - the date of the first Band Quest semi final. Due to work commitments I arrived after the set of Aonia, but I am assured they played their material effortlessly, and a great opening to the night. Bands 2-5 inclusive were competing for two places in the final, which will take place on 15th July at The Underworld in Camden.

After a blinding performance from Stormborn with their Iron Maiden-esque harmonies and speedy solos, followed by the punchy metalcore tunes of competition band number three - AppleCore, Whetstone took to the stage at The Dirty South once again. Soaring melodies and rapid drumming ensued, providing a more progressive sound than the former two bands mentioned. New material always goes down well with fans, and they closed the night with a never-before-heard nine-minute epic. As a strong supporter of Whetstone I thought this was their best live performance yet, and by the cheers of the crowd I would say it went down a storm. Bloodshed closed th ...

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