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The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan was one of my favorite things we found to do while we were in New York. Having been to NYC several times, I have already seen most of the major tourist-type destinations. It was a pleasant, short walk, through old neighborhoods and newly refurbished buildings.

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

The High Line in Manhattan

Leonard Knight

Leonard Knight - Salvation Mountain Creator

Leonard Knight – Salvation Mountain Creator

Copyright: ©Tony Gillilan
Terms of Use: Cannot be used for anything without permission in writing from the copyright holder
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM Shot at 105 mm (shot wide open)
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/2,000 sec, f/4, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Focus: At 1.9m, with a depth of field of about 7.9cm
Keywords: Leonard Knight, salton sea, salvation mountain
Date: December 30, 2009 2:28:49PM (PST)
Location: Calipatria, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: ( 33.254220, -115.473360 )
Altitude: 2 meters (5 feet)

Leonard died a few years back, but as I am going through old photos, I couldn’t resist posting this shot of Leonard Knight – Salvation Mountain creator.

Quick Snap

Quick Snap

It was a cold wintery day in Riverside, Ca. I was losing light rapidly. I only had a few minutes while the wedding planner was tapping her foot right behind me. I went straight to my go-to shot on a golf course, and the result was gorgeous

Caption: canyon crest country club wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Copyright: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Shot at 24 mm (shot wide open)
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/200 sec, f/4, ISO 1250
Flash: Off camera, Fired
Keywords: canyon crest country club, golf course, wedding
Date: December 11, 2016 4:41:30PM
Location: Riverside, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.948508, -117.333513

Master of Light

I have seen this shot many times by other photographers. I have been waiting for the opportunity to prove I could make this shot happen, and even better than I have seen it done before. Finally, by chance, a bride booked me for the location – The Coronado Community Center. I already knew in my head that it would take three lights, I just wasn’t sure where I was going to put the lights. I knew that I had to have one on a small lightstand right behind the couple, and one to camera right of the couple. The third light was going to go where? Well, after testing the shot with my assistant, I figured out that the third light went in the front of the fountain at camera left.

I did all this during the wedding. While everyone was eating we grabbed three lights, and stands and went out and fired a few test shots. After I was ready to go, I simply went inside and asked the couple to come out for great night shot. I think I took 4 frames, and the one below was my favorite. There is no “Photoshop”, this is pretty much right out of the camera with the exception of some brushes in Lightroom.

I could not believe that the shot was that simple. Just a few test shots, and then bam.. nailed it!

Caption: Coronado Community Center Wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800
Flash: Off Camera, Fired
Keywords: Coronado, coronado community center, san diego, wedding
Date: April 15, 2016 7:50:54PM
Location: Coronado, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 32.677116, -117.171884

Coronado Community Center Wedding

Coronado Community Center Wedding

Shooting the latest band

As I was telling the groom and his friends to look out over my shoulder, I had the feeling I was shooting an up-and-coming country band.

Caption: Oak Hills Wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/200 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100
Flash: Off Camera, Fired
Keywords: Oak Hills, wedding
Date: March 12, 2016 3:00:27PM
Location: Oak Hills
Hesperia, California, United States

Oak Hills Wedding

Oak Hills Wedding