Monthly Archives: October 2015

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding

Wayfarers Chapel wedding. I shot this at 9pm in the evening. The exposure was almost 2 seconds. I had the couple freeze during the exposure, and used a low power strobe to help make them pop. To the naked eye it was pitch black, I couldn’t see very much at all. I had to use a flashlight to focus before taking the shot. I had no idea that the clouds and stars were there before I took the shot. I was pleasantly surprised with the resulting image. Very minor adjustments were made in Photoshop.

Caption: Wayfarers Chapel wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 28 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1.6 sec, f/4, ISO 2500
Off Camera Flash: On, Fired
Keywords: bride and groom, long exposure, night, night photography, stars, strobist, wayfarers chapel, wedding, wedding photography
Date: September 26, 2015 9:04:24PM
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.743270, -118.377730

Wayfarers Chapel wedding

Wayfarers Chapel wedding

Ballerina

I shot this as the curtain was coming down, and the lights were turning off. The resulting frame was exposed for about half a second. I originally didn’t think much of the shot because of the blur, but after looking at the shot again, it does have some artistic qualities. I suppose the “artistic” part is subject to opinion, but then again all art is subjective.

Caption: Ballerina
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Shot at 100 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 0.5 sec, f/4.5, ISO 1600
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Focus: At 11m, with a depth of field of about 2.0m
Keywords: ballerina, ballet, dance, dancer, long exposure, motion blur, portrait, stage, theater, tutu
Date: November 21, 2007 7:38:08PM
Location: Temecula, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.493509, -117.149838

Ballerina

Ballerina

Old Town Temecula Rod Run

I used to go to the Old Town Temecula Rod Run when it was first starting, and then for a few years. I don’t go anymore. It is just too crowded, and violent. That’s a shame, because I enjoyed walking through the old classic cars and catching some color in my camera. Here’s a shot from a few years ago taken on a regular day, not during the rod run. I changed the license plate in Photoshop.

Caption: Old Town Temecula Rod Run
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 105 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/80 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100
Keywords: belair, bowtie, car, chevrolet, chevy, chevy belair, classic, hot rod, old, old town temecula, rod run, temecula
Date: January 15, 2010 3:20:09PM
Location: Old Town Temecula, Temecula, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.492901, -117.148112

Old Town Temecula Rod Run

Old Town Temecula Rod Run