Posts Tagged: downtown

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

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