Posts in Category: Landscape

Fall colors – Boot Lake Nature Preserve Elkhart Indiana

Boot Lake Nature Preserve Elkhart Indiana

Boot Lake Nature Preserve Elkhart Indiana

I shot this on a recent trip to Elkhart. The colors were beautiful. I am sure by now, it is covered in snow.

Title: Boot Lake Nature Preserve Elkhart Indiana
Camera: samsung SM-G930V
Lens: Samsung Galaxy S7 Rear Camera
Shot at 4.2 mm (shot wide open)
Exposure: Auto exposure, Program AE, 1/480 sec, f/1.7, ISO 50, Compensation: +1/2
Flash: none
Date: October 12, 2018 11:46:05AM
Location: Elkhart, Indiana, United States
Latitude/longitude: 41.748983, -86.013750
Altitude: 240 meters (787 feet)

Woodlawn Nature Center Elkhart Indiana

Woodlawn Nature Center, Elkhart, Indiana

Woodlawn Nature Center, Elkhart, Indiana

The Woodlawn Nature Center in Elkhart, Indiana is in the middle of a residential area. It is only about a block or so square. We decided to stop and walk through after we drove around looking at an old neighborhood.

Title: Woodlawn Nature Center
Camera: samsung SM-G930V
Lens: Samsung Galaxy S7 Rear Camera
Shot at 4.2 mm (shot wide open)
Exposure: Auto exposure, Program AE, 1/60 sec, f/1.7, ISO 64
Flash: none
Keywords: Woodlawn Nature Center, indiana
Date: October 11, 2018 2:38:48PM
Location: Elkhart, Indiana, United States
Latitude/longitude: 41.709677, -85.966883
Altitude: 230 meters (755 feet)

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

This is not really a great shot, or even a good shot. I just wanted to post again. It has been quite awhile since I stopped shooting weddings. I shot weddings for so long that photography became tedious work and no longer fun. I recently started to think about shooting again just for me. Just for the joy of it. This was my first outing in a long time.

Caption: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Copyright: ©Tony Gillilan
Terms of Use: Cannot be used for anything without permission in writing from the copyright holder
Camera: Sony ILCE-6000
Lens: E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
Shot at 16 mm (shot wide open)
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/1,600 sec, f/4, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: The Flower Fields, carlsbad, carlsbad ranch, flower fields
Date: April 22, 2018 12:12:51PM ( timezone of 8 hours behind GMT)
Location: Carlsbad, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33° 7′ 24.5″ North, 117° 19′ 5″ West ( 33.123477, -117.318052 )
Altitude: 26 meters (85 feet)

Sunset Santa Monica Pier

I shot this during Trey Ratcliff’s Photowalk across the USA. I already posted this photo as part of that gallery, but I wanted to write a bit about this photo in particular.

Shooting into the sun is very hard on your eyes – except if you are shooting mirrorless. This is one of the areas that mirrorless excels. All you have to do is set the camera to manual, dial in the aperture, ISO, and then adjust the shutter (set a fast shutter to start so you can look into the setting sun easily) until you like what you see on the screen, then pull the trigger. Optical viewfinders would be tough with this shot because you have to look directly into the sun, then chimp each shot until you have what you want. Yes, you can do it, but you will be seeing spots for a few minutes. I have already said that Sony has a long way to go, but this is one of the reasons I like mirrorless.

Caption: Sunset Santa Monica Pier
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Sony A6000
Lens: E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, Shot at 70 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
Keywords: Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica Pier, beach, pier, summer, sunset
Date: August 22, 2015 7:22:57PM
Location: Santa Monica, California, United States

Sunset Santa Monica Pier

Sunset Santa Monica Pier

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