Posts in Category: Cityscape

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

Manhattan Subway

Manhattan is so easy to shoot street photography. There are so many interesting subjects ranging from people to objects. When I was in New York, I really liked to ride the subway. Almost every time I went down the entrance of one of the subways, I would shoot something. This shot was one of those times.

Caption: Manhattan Subway
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF35mm f/1.4L USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100
Keywords: black and white, manhattan, new york, new york city, new york subway, subway, subway entrance
Date: October 20, 2011 10:58:49AM
Location: Midtown Manhattan, New York, United States

Manhattan Subway

Manhattan Subway

San Diego skyline at sunrise

This shot is one of my favorite shots of the San Diego skyline. I have taken it a few times, so I know exactly when to shoot it, and with what lens etc. Many shooters try to take the shot in the evening. The secret to the San Diego skyline, is to start shooting pre-dawn, and keep shooting into the dawn. Sometimes you get great color in the clouds.

Caption: San Diego skyline at sunrise
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF35mm f/1.4L USM
Exposure: Manual exposure, 30 sec, f/8, ISO 100
Keywords: Coronado, buildings, cityscape, dawn, daybreak, downtown, morning, pink, pink clouds, san diego, san diego skyline, skyline, sunrise
Date: November 12, 2009 5:44:02AM
Location: Coronado, California, United States

San Diego skyline at sunrise

San Diego skyline at sunrise

Rush Hour

This image was not terribly hard to create once I was in place on the bridge. The hard part was trying to find a place to park, and standing on the bridge feeling like I might be robbed at any moment. It only took a few frames to get the exposure right. Then I just had to time it so I would have streaks of light in every lane. Even though it was rush hour, I had to wait for all the lanes to be occupied. It is one of my all-time favorite Los Angeles shots.

Caption: Downtown Los Angeles skyline at sunset
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM Shot at 24mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 8 sec, f/13, ISO 100
Keywords: Los Angeles, buildings, city, downtown, dusk, freeway, hwy 110, night, palm tree, skyline, traffic
Date: November 17, 2009 5:11:19PM
Location

Downtown Los Angeles skyline at sunset

Downtown Los Angeles skyline at sunset