On the way home from dinner at a friend's house last night, I accidentally discovered the Melody Ranch. I'd been sampling the latest from a local Micro Pub and halfway home on the pitch-dark back roads, I urgently required some, um, relief. Just as I was about to pull over and find a convenient snow bank, I saw the sign for what looked to be a roadhouse or bar. I gratefully pulled into the frozen mud of the parking lot and went inside. Instead of a bar, I discovered a dance hall/flea market/used book emporium. It was line dance night at the Ranch!
I went back to my truck, retrieved my M8 and proceeded to shoot a bunch of B&W jpegs at ISO 1250 and 2500. The people were friendly and didn't seem to mind. What I discovered is just how much I have to learn about shooting moving people in a dark space with a rangefinder. Wow. I now have a real appreciation for cameras that have higher ISO tolerances too. These jpegs were a bear to work with and the noise is, well, noisy.
So, for your enjoyment a Saturday night in rural Maine. Comments/ suggestions welcome. More than one of the dancers invited me back to this event as well as several other venues where they get together and dance. I might just go.