Posts Tagged: Santa Monica

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

Trey Ratcliff’s Photowalk Across The USA – Santa Monica

Had a great time at Trey Ratcliff’s Photowalk Across The USA in Santa Monica. I met Trey, and he was very polite and patient in person. Was very impressed with his attitude and demeanor. Great job Trey, thank you.

Trailmate tricycles at Santa Monica Beach

Trailmate tricycles at Santa Monica Beach

Trey Ratcliff poses with fans in Santa Monica at his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff poses with fans in Santa Monica at his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff poses with a fan in Santa Monica at his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff poses with a fan in Santa Monica at his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff speaking in Santa Monica right before his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff speaking in Santa Monica right before his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff speaking in Santa Monica right before his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff speaking in Santa Monica right before his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff speaking in Santa Monica right before his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff speaking in Santa Monica right before his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff's Sony A7R at his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff’s Sony A7R at his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff draws a crowd in Santa Monica for his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff draws a crowd in Santa Monica for his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff draws a crowd in Santa Monica for his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff draws a crowd in Santa Monica for his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff draws a crowd in Santa Monica for his Photowalk Across The USA

Trey Ratcliff draws a crowd in Santa Monica for his Photowalk Across The USA

Sunset Santa Monica Pier

Sunset Santa Monica Pier