Photographing Luke Combs in Concert Las Vegas

What a performance by @LukeCombs and the band last night in Las Vegas!

Here are just a couple of my favorite photographs captured during last night’s concert.

P.S. a very special thanks to everyone in the band and crew for giving me a truly amazing experience being able to photograph it from the pit, especially to an amazing master and teacher of concert photography, ūüďł: @davidbergman.

Anaheim Convention Center Arena (1967)

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The dramatic Anaheim Convention Center, one of my favorite buildings in Orange County, was conceived and designed by Adrian Wilson & Associates in 1965, and built by Del E. Webb Corporation at a cost of $6.8 million. Visible under a layer of concrete are the 200-ton steel arches that peak at 112 feet above arena floor. The original configuration provided a total area of 375,000 square feet, with 100,000 square foot main hall.

Opened in July 1967, the domed building’s elliptical floor plan provided for up to 9,100-seats for performances (6,500¬†for circus or ice show, 7,800 for basketball, 8,500 for stage performance and¬†9,100 for boxing).¬†

When opened, it was the fifth largest convention center in the U.S.

The original convention center project staff included Supt. M. D. Stevens; Mickey Brown, engineer; Woody Witaker, foreman; Tom Swann, assistant superintendent; Ed Konkol, office manager and Bob Sheer, project manager.

Huntington Beach’s Pacific Air Show

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The Pacific Air Show held last weekend in Huntington Beach brought out an estimated 2 million spectators over the three-day event. Here are a few of our favorite photos.SANS5366

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Vintage VW Microbus show on Main Street

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Spectators stretching south along Huntington Beach towards Newport Beach