German Singer Nena performing at the Danube Island Festival

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German singer Nena became quite famous with her Song 99 Luftballons (99 Red Balloons) in 1983, during the era of the Neue Deutsche Welle, a music era that saw a lot of pop songs with German lyrics. The German version of the song reach #2 of the US Billboard charts and the English version of that song climbed to number 1 in the UK charts.

You can listen to Nena's songs on Apple Music.

In 2002, she returned to the stage and had a big hit in 2005 named Willst Du mit mir gehen. In the same year, Nena performed live on the main stage of the Danube Island Festival where she performed a mix of her old and new hits.

Back then, I photographically documented concerts and event for a photo agency here in Vienna.

Like all the other concert photos in the blog, I took it with a DSLR. It was a Nikon D70 that had half of the resolution of an iPhone today: 6 megapixels.

While I deleted many old blog posts from my DSLR era, I kept a few of those as a kind of Pre iPhone Photography portfolio.

During a re-editing frenzy in 2019, I re-edited the concert photo of Nena using Adobe Lightroom Mobile on iPad and I've also published a tutorial about how to convert photos to black and white Lightroom Mobile on iPhone or iPad. It describes the workflow I used for this and all the other concert photos in the blog.