Monthly Archives: January 2014

Darkness Is My Playground

Old Town Temecula – After Dark

When a bride wants to shoot after dark, most photographers will run for the hills, or just make excuses as to why she should schedule her shoot in the daylight. Me – the darkness is my playground. Just give me a strobe and a camera, and I can create a romantic wonderland not visible to the naked eye.

Tritia wanted to start in the afternoon, and shoot into the evening. We started at Wilson Creek in Temecula’s winery row, where she got several romantic vineyard shots. After a short break, we headed for Old Town Temecula.

After several shots near City Hall, the sun went down, and my lights came out.

This shot has romance written all over it, and to me really shows this couple’s obvious love affair.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/200 sec, f7.1, ISO 800, Single strobe in manual mode behind the couple triggered with a Phottix Odin
All processing, and the black and white conversion done in Lightroom

Old Town Temecula

Old Town Temecula

Falling With Style

Torrey Pines Gliderport is one of my favorite places to shoot. It is both challenging (to photograph) and beautiful. The title for this photo came pretty easily – after all they are not really flying, they are falling. It amazes me that normal humans would walk off the edge of a cliff hundreds of feet in the air with the assumption that a strong lifting wind will support them.

Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, 1/500 sec, f7.1, ISO 100
All processing, and the black and white conversion done in Lightroom

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Torrey Pines Gliderport