I went to a gig last night.. Yup, a gig. A whole new experience for me. As was taking photos at the event.
I am astounded at the results as well. I still consider myself a beginner at photography but I took everything in manual mode, without flash with a wie open apeture of f2.8 on a 70-200mm VR lens so did not have a lot of depth of field to play with. The light was poor and kept changing and I was hand-holding the camera whilst moving around a crowded pub crowd.
I shall certainly have another go at this and learn how to get better.