Well it's my first day in LA and we're heading to the dress rehearsal for the Grammys since Sara's cousin is one of the lighting designers. I want to sneak my camera in but that's probably a very dumb idea.
Hopefully I'll have time to take and put up some photos while I'm here, but this is more of a vacation than a photography trip so who knows.
At least I already uploaded a bunch of photos in case I don't have time, so there should be a fairly steady stream throughout the week.
This photo was about an eighth of a second out of the roof of a moving car during the sunset.
I snuck out for an hour today to do a little shooting in the pouring rain. The wind was really whipping around and blowing broken umbrellas all throughout the streets. It was a pretty tough situation to shoot in. When I'm doing street photography I like to stay light and so I don't usually bring umbrellas with me if I can avoid it. So today I only took my waterproof camera covering and a light jacket and got absolutely soaked.
The best moment of the day was when I found the only other person out without an umbrella, a homeless man named PeaceMaker who was covered with a garbage bag rain jacket. In exchange for lunch, he let me take photos of him as he posed and rapped. He also told me a lot about his daughter who was a lawyer and seemed very proud.
These photos don't really do justice to the extent that it was raining out.
Found this photo of trees along the Pacific Coast Highway while going through the archives the other day. I thought it would look good in a nice purple tint. Not sure why, but it just felt right.
I'm heading to LA next week to stay with Sara's cousins. Can't wait, although I'm not sure if I'll have the chance to take many photos.
I'm wondering if I should make some posts ahead of time to put up each day from the road. Otherwise, I'd be forced to take my camera around all the time, which would be a good thing and fun for me, but would probably drive Sara crazy.
And unfortunately, I tend to make decisions that end up driving Sara crazy.