Posts Tagged: sunrise

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

Rush Hour In Temecula

Rush hour in Temecula. This is what a typical morning looks like in Temecula, from the air. Most of the balloons launch in the morning. It is a sight to see. Many of the balloons launch from local wineries, and have breakfast and or lunch deals with a winery. I’ve been up several times, and would highly recommend it if you have never been up in a balloon. Is is very peaceful. Since you are floating in the wind, and wind is relative, it is dead calm in the balloon. There is nothing else like it in the world.

Caption: Rush Hour In Temecula
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM. Shot at 50 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/1,600 sec, f/4, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: balloon, hot air balloon, morning, sunrise, temecula, temecula hot air balloon, temecula wine country
Date: January 29, 2011 7:56:30AM
Location: Temecula, California, United States

Rush Hour In Temecula

Rush Hour In Temecula

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Perris

Do you ever look off to your right, or left, while driving on the freeway in traffic, and wish you could pull over and take a photo? I do. All the time. I actually do pull over, and get out and take the shot. This morning this scene was unfolding right off the freeway. I carry a camera with me every day for just this reason. The photo is no award winner, but I sure satisfied my itch to shoot it. Does anyone else do this, or am I just crazy?

Caption: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Perris
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Sony A6000
Lens: E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, Shot at 45 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/100 sec, f/9, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: hot air balloon, morning, perris, perris california, sunrise
Date: August 14, 2015 6:55:39AM
Location: Perris, California, United States

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Perris

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Perris

The Dawn of a New Day

Murrieta has plenty of rural roads that make great sunrise shots.

Caption: Sunrise, Murrieta, Ca
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Sony ILCE-6000
Lens: E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, Shot at 16 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/50 sec, f/20, ISO 100
Keywords: crack of dawn, dawn, dirt road, hills, morning, murrieta, sun, sunrise
Date: August 5, 2015 6:18:56AM
Location: Murrieta, California, United States

Sunrise, Murrieta, Ca

Sunrise, Murrieta, Ca

Flame On

Hot air balloon flying is one of the things I love to do. I have a friend who is a pilot, and I have been up a few times with him. Many things are fascinating to watch while in the balloon. Among them is the burner. It is amazing that a little heat up into the balloon creates enough lift to carry several people and a heavy basket over 2000 feet in the air. As you can see from the metadata below, I took this shot when we were at 2009 feet.

Caption: Hot Air Balloon Burner
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/160 sec, f/4, ISO 100
Keywords: burner, fire, flame, hot air balloon, hot air balloon burner, hot air balloon flame, morning, sunrise, temecula, temecula hot air balloon
Date: January 29, 2011 7:43:23AM
Location: Temecula, California, United States
Altitude: 2009.5 ft

Hot Air Balloon Burner

Hot Air Balloon Burner