Posts Tagged: temecula

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

Temecula Street Painting Festival

The Temecula Street Painting Festival is both fun to shoot, and fun to attend. The work the artists do with chalk on the pavement is amazing. They work from small drawings as a guide, and then blow up the scene on the street. The talent these folks have is just spectacular. If you haven’t been to one of these, I would encourage you to do so the next time they have one in Temecula, or in your local area.

Caption: Temecula Street Painting Festival
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/2,000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: Old Town Temecula Street Painting Festival, old town temecula, street painting festival, temecula, temecula street painting festival
Date: June 23, 2012 11:51:37AM
Location: Temecula, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.494342, -117.148066

Temecula Street Painting Festival

Temecula Street Painting Festival

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

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

Hot Air Balloon, Temecula, Ca

I was flying in a balloon piloted by a friend of mine, and I was having a ball shooting up into the air at other balloons. If you have never taken a ride in a hot air balloon, you are missing out. My GPS device recorded the altitude, and it showed 1878 feet with this shot.

Caption: Hot Air Balloon, Temecula
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 45 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/640 sec, f/4, ISO 100
Keywords: hot air balloon, sunrise, temecula, temecula hot air balloon
Date: January 29, 2011 7:46:25AM
Location: Temecula, California, United States
Altitude: 573 meters (1,878 feet)

Hot Air Balloon, Temecula

Hot Air Balloon, Temecula