Monthly Archives: September 2015

Lonely Eyes

I always wonder what’s going through the mind of a gorilla in captivity. I don’t like the fact that they are locked up, but there I was taking photos of them. Her eyes looked so sad and lonely.

Caption: Lonely Eyes
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XTi
Lens: EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/125 sec, f/6.3, ISO 800
Keywords: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, animal, escondido, gorilla, san diego, san diego wild animal park
Date: November 10, 2007
Escondido, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.098465, -117.000372

Gorilla at theSan Diego Zoo Safari Park

Gorilla at theSan Diego Zoo Safari Park

2001 Plymouth Prowler

I was in the showroom of my favorite Chrysler dealer early one morning, and Glenn had his Prowler parked right in the middle. The light wasn’t perfect, there was a glare off one of the lights. I couldn’t resist taking a photo. I always carry a camera. That morning I had my daily shooter, the Canon S120. This little camera never lets me down. It’s more than capable of taking publishable images. Back to the car – I am actually not sure what year it is. It could be a 2001 model. I remember when these were sold new. I thought they were kinda funny lookin’ and didn’t think they would sell that well. Now, they are collectible. I should’ve bought one! Well…. maybe not. I would’ve had to pay storage costs, upkeep, etc. Oh well. They are fun to look at and imagine yourself driving one.

Caption: 2001 Plymouth Prowler
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon PowerShot S120
Lens: 5.2-26mm (full frame equivalent: 24-120mm), Shot at 7.9 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, 1/80 sec, f/3.2, ISO 250
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: car, chrysler, plymouth, plymouth prowler, prowler, yellow car
Date: February 25, 2015 7:18:31AM
Location: Moss Bros. Chrysler, Riverside, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.927267, -117.416234

2001 Plymouth Prowler

2001 Plymouth Prowler

First Look No Look

This was a fun wedding to shoot at Wedgewood Indian Hills. Both the bride, and groom helped create a bunch of fun photos. Here is one where neither the bride or groom wanted to see each other, but they still wanted a “first look” photo. We solved the problem by allowing them to hold hands around a corner with the entire bridal party looking on. The shot took an extremely wide lens to get what I needed, but of course I got it done.

Caption: First look no look
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Shot at 18 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640, Compensation: +1
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: bridal party, bride, first look, fun, groom, wedding, wedding dress, wedgewood indian hills
Date: September 7, 2015 5:35:24PM
Location: Wedgewood Indian Hills, Riverside, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.985977, -117.458470

First look no look

First Look No Look

Flo’s V8 Cafe

Having grown up in Southern California, I have been to Disneyland more times than I can count. I remember actually using the “E tickets”, and parking right out in front of the entrance and walking inside. Those were the good old days. Now, it is completely different, changing with every movie they release. I took this shot of Flo’s V8 Cafe shortly after Cars Land opened.

Caption: Flo’s V8 Cafe – Cars Land
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 55 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/13 sec, f/8, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: Flo’s V8 Cafe, anaheim california, california adventure, cars land, disneyland, disneyland resort, flos v8 cafe, long exposure, neon, night, night photography, sign
Date: September 9, 2012 8:06:19PM
Location: Anaheim Resort, Anaheim, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.805570, -117.918936

Flo's V8 Cafe - Cars Land

Flo’s V8 Cafe – Cars Land

TWiT Brick House

This is a shot of the studio in the morning before TWiT is recorded. I drove up to visit Leo Laporte from Southern California. Leo was very cordial, and talkative. He was not snobbish as you would expect. He is exactly how you see him in all his shows. These days I spend more time reading than I do listening to podcasts. When I do listen to podcasts, it is mostly TWiT shows. You can check out TWiT and the TWiT Brickhouse.

Caption: TWiT Brickhouse
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF20mm f/2.8 USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: brickhouse, leo laporte, petaluma, studio, this week in tech, twit, twit brickhouse, twit studio
Date: October 21, 2012 8:42:07AM
Location: Petaluma, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 38.234736, -122.642541

TWiT Brickhouse

TWiT Brick House