Mother’s Day Weekend

I had a fairly quiet Mother’s Day weekend.

Because I had no plans, on Sunday I decided to tackle something I’ve wanted to do for quite awhile.

I drove up to L.A. just to visit The Last Bookstore.

I’ve wanted to photograph the store for years, and I never seem to be able to pull it off.

I’ll try to get a post up about this unique store tomorrow or, at the very least, sometime this week.

(I haven’t had a chance to go through my photos yet.)

I also had a standing invitation to shoot an amazing view of L.A. from the second tallest building in Los Angeles.

Urban Sprawl – Los Angeles, California

I used my (relatively) new Canon 11-24 lens.

This particular lens is exceptional for architecture and cityscapes like the above photo.

I was amazed with the detail and clarity I was able to get.

I can’t wait to pair the lens with the Canon EOS 5DS R camera body which is being released in June.

The 5DS R is not a “necessary” camera for the majority of photographers.

But, because most of what I sell is printed on a very large scale – it will be ideal for me.

(I pre-ordered it the day the camera was announced.)

I walked around downtown L.A. for a couple hours shooting.

If I had more time, I would have snapped on a portrait lens.

The people watching in downtown L.A. is amazing.

I could shoot candid portraits for DAYS if I had the time.

As it was, I didn’t have time to take any “people” shots.

One guy, with huge safety pins piercing each eyebrow, approached me WANTING his photo taken.

In L.A., a lot of people are hoping to be “discovered.”

I was in a hurry to meet up with my contact for the “view” shots so I didn’t indulge the man’s wish to be photographed.

(It’s too bad, though, isn’t it?)

I’m going to try to make a dent in my pile of unedited photos today.

I should have more to share with you tomorrow ….

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