Monthly Archives: August 2015

You Might As Well Jump

I remember playing the Van Halen song “Jump” in my head while I was shooting this. Part of the song’s lyrics are “Might as well jump. Jump!”. Anytime someone in the bridal party mentions anything about jumping, I’m game. The results are always funny. It does take timing, but I’ve done enough of these that I have the timing down pretty good. I can nail it on the first shot, as long as my subjects are jumping at the same time – and that takes a few attempts.

Caption: You Might As Well Jump
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 2500
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: Joy, Play, bridesmaids, fun, groom, groomsmen, happy, jump, jumping, point loma, sunset, thursday club san diego, wedding
Date: February 14, 2015 5:06:39PM
Location: Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 32.728766, -117.249529

You Might As Well Jump

You Might As Well Jump

Coronado Shores

This was a shot from a recent wedding in Coronado, Ca. The bride wanted sunset silhouette shots, so of course I did what I was told. After we took the silhouette shots, I opted to turn on my strobe, and you see the result here. This was done with high speed sync with my favorite light.

Caption: Coronado Shores
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM. Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/500 sec, f/9, ISO 200
Flash: Off camera strobe, camera right, Fired
Keywords: Coronado, Coronado Shores, beach, clouds, ocean, rocks, san diego, sunset
Date: August 1, 2015 7:23:32PM
Location: Coronado, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 32.678784, -117.179983

Coronado Shores

Coronado Shores

San Diego Skyline

I’ve shot this scene countless times. This one was taken June of 2011. The shot really isn’t that hard, it’s just getting up early enough and driving down to San Diego that is the tough part. So many photographers shoot this scene at sunset. The real beauty of the San Diego skyline only comes out at dawn. I’ll just keep this little secret to myself. If you live in SoCal and want to give this shot a try, my GPS coordinates, and time taken are below. You’ll just have to determine what time sunrise was on the day I shot this, and use the same offset for the day you plan to shoot.

I prefer the black and white version. The color version is quite striking. You can see another shot that I posted in color when the tide was higher.

Caption: San Diego Skyline
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF35mm f/2
Exposure: Manual exposure, 30 sec, f/8, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: Coronado, black and white, cityscape, clouds, downtown, low tide, san diego, san diego bay, san diego skyline, sunrise, waterfront
Date: June 4, 2011 5:04:28AM
Location: Coronado, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 32.700284, -117.172834

San Diego Skyline

San Diego Skyline

Temecula Street Painting Festival

The Temecula Street Painting Festival is both fun to shoot, and fun to attend. The work the artists do with chalk on the pavement is amazing. They work from small drawings as a guide, and then blow up the scene on the street. The talent these folks have is just spectacular. If you haven’t been to one of these, I would encourage you to do so the next time they have one in Temecula, or in your local area.

Caption: Temecula Street Painting Festival
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/2,000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: Old Town Temecula Street Painting Festival, old town temecula, street painting festival, temecula, temecula street painting festival
Date: June 23, 2012 11:51:37AM
Location: Temecula, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.494342, -117.148066

Temecula Street Painting Festival

Temecula Street Painting Festival

Bike Rider In Central Park

I was right outside the famous Loeb Boathouse Central Park, getting ready to rent a boat. There were a lot of bikes zooming past me. One after another. I decided to slow my shutter speed down, and try a bit of panning. I took several shots, and I liked this one the best.

Caption: Bike Rider in Central Park
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24mm f/2.8
Exposure: Auto exposure, Shutter priority AE, 1/40 sec, f/11, ISO 100, Compensation: +2/3
Keywords: bicycle, bicycle rider, bike, central park, messenger, new york, new york city, nyc, panning
Date: June 3, 2015 1:34:40PM
Location: Central Park, New York, United States
Latitude/longitude: 40.775026, -73.968314

Bike Rider in Central Park

Bike Rider in Central Park