Posts Tagged: clouds

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

Statue of Liberty

I took this shot right after getting off the boat on the way up to the pedestal. The tour is pretty amazing, considering how big the Statue of Liberty actually is. I would highly recommend the tour the next time you are in New York.

Caption: Statue of Liberty
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF35mm f/1.4L USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/2,500 sec, f/4, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: Lady Liberty, Liberty Island, black and white, clouds, new york, new york city, nyc, silhouette, statue of liberty
Date: October 20, 2011 1:28:10PM
Location: Liberty Island, New York, United States

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

San Diego Skyline from Mission Bay

I was shooting a wedding in the penthouse of the Hyatt Regency in Mission Bay, San Diego. I went outside on the balcony, and saw the gorgeous cloud layer over the city of San Diego. While the original color shot is acceptable, black and white looks so much better. Black and white removes all the distractions, and just makes the image all about light and contrast – exactly how I saw it when I shot it.

Caption: San Diego Skyline from Mission Bay
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF35mm f/2
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/200 sec, f/11, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: black and white, boats, clouds, hyatt regency mission bay, marina, mission bay, san diego, san diego skyline, storm clouds
Date: May 14, 2011 5:59:16PM
Location: Mission Bay Park, San Diego, California, United States

San Diego Skyline from Mission Bay

San Diego Skyline from Mission Bay

Sunrise, Perris, California

This shot is one of the reasons I carry a camera every day. Not just my cell phone, but a real camera. Currently, I carry Canon PowerShot S120. Granted it is a point-and-shoot, but it shoots raw, and produces pretty good images. Almost any point-and-shoot is better than a cell phone anyway.

Caption: Sunrise, Perris, California
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon PowerShot S95
Lens: 6-22.5mm, Shot at 22.5mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, 1/160 sec, f/4.9, ISO 80
Keywords: california, clouds, dawn, glow, morning, perris, perris california, sunrise
Date: January 26, 2011 6:45:22AM
Location: Perris, California, United States

Sunrise, Perris, California

Sunrise, Perris, California