I was shooting a golf tournament for a local church at Bear Creek in Murrieta. Most of my shots were pretty mundane golf type shots. Then I noticed how the light was hitting the players and the grass. I walked up the side of the hill and captured this.
Caption: Bear Creek Golf Club Murrieta
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Shot at 24 mm (shot wide open)
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/1,250 sec, f/4, ISO 100, Compensation: -1/3
Keywords: Bear Creek Golf Club, bear creek, black and white, clouds, golf, golf cart, golf player, golf swing, murrieta, sports
Date: May 10, 2010 9:57:39AM
Location: Murrieta, California, United States
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