Posts Tagged: sand

Oceanside Beach Wedding

Shooting at sunset on the beach is one of my favorite situations to shoot in. You really cant go wrong. I normally combine natural and off camera lighting, and shoot many different poses. In this series, I asked the bride and groom to run from the water to the camera several times. This frame was my favorite. This shot really shows the couple’s personality, and I love it.

Caption: Oceanside Beach 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, On, Fired
Keywords: beach, bride, evening, groom, ocean, oceanside, off camera flash, off camera lighting, running, sand, sunset, waves, wedding
Date: November 7, 2015 4:52:43PM
Location: Oceanside, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.184786, -117.376274

Oceanside Beach Wedding

Oceanside Beach Wedding

Huntington Beach Lifeguard Tower

I am generally not a beach person. I hate when the sand gets between my toes, and all over the floor of the car. However, I do like to shoot at the beach – save the sand getting in my gear. The light and colors are for the most part more vivid than you normally see in regular life. On this morning, we were seeing my daughter off on her first marathon, and as we were walking to the starting point for the race, I saw this scene to my right. I knew what the image would like on my sensor before I took the shot. Yes, I have been shooting my whole life, and this particular skill is easy for me. To see the image in my head before it happens is both a blessing and a curse. I get cocky, and as I am seeing images, I decide not to take many shots, and I think that sometimes hurts my creativity. I like this shot, clean and simple. I like how it it pops. You can see the outline of Catalina island in the background as well. The perfectionist in me wanted to run out and comb over the tire tracks in the sand though.

Caption: Huntington Beach lifeguard tower
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Sony A6000
Lens: E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, Shot at 70 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Shutter priority AE, 1/250 sec, f/10, ISO 100, Compensation: +1
Keywords: beach, huntington beach, lifeguard, lifeguard tower, ocean, sand, summer, surf, waves
Date: August 8, 2015 10:06:45AM
Location: Warner-Pacific, Huntington Beach, California, United States

Huntington Beach lifeguard tower

Huntington Beach lifeguard tower

Peter Lik inspired Scripps Pier

I am a Peter Lik fan. I love his art. I have been to several of his galleries. One of his photos is of the Scripps Pier in La Jolla. I decided to take a shot at creating a similar photo to his shots – “Coastal Dreams” and “Solice“. Naturally I like mine better.

Caption: Peter Lik inspired Scripps Pier, La Jolla, Ca
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM Shot at 16 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 5 sec, f/22, ISO 100
Keywords: beach, calm, clouds, cloudy, la jolla, long exposure, ocean, overcast, pier, sand, scripps pier, water
Date: September 5, 2011 1:40:47PM
Location: La Jolla Shores, San Diego, California, United States

Peter Lik inspired Scripps Pier, La Jolla, Ca

Peter Lik inspired Scripps Pier, La Jolla, Ca