LA Photo Outing

We met a fellow photography enthusiast at my cousin’s wedding who invited us to a casual photo outing in LA. It was a good opportunity to get more familiar with the 5D, practice my photography, and meet new friends.

After shooting a wedding where speed is critical to get the shot, it was nice to be able to take my time and really think about the picture before I shoot. Or if it didn’t come out the way I intended, try again. I took this photo about four or five times before I finally got it to look the way I had pictured it in my head.

I like this one too, but it was all luck. We passed these skateboarders as we were walking down the street. They were sitting down, not really skateboarding, so I looked up at the building and started to frame the shot. As I was doing it, I saw out of the corner of my eye that the skateboarders were getting back up, and that one was going to pass through my frame. So I finished framing, then waited a second or two, and when he passed, I snapped the picture.

Alhambra Wedding

I finally finished going through the photos from my cousin’s wedding that Kathy and I shot last month. For our first wedding, we were pretty pleased with the results. Here are a few of my favorites.

Kathy took the one on the left, capturing the bride’s expression as the groom was arriving. I took the one on the right of the groom at the church before the ceremony. The church had these colored walls with lights positioned close to the wall which made for pretty interesting lighting.

Wide shot of the ceremony.

This one was taken in the same spot as the picture of the groom above, but after the ceremony.

This picture of the bride and her bridesmaids was taken against a different colored wall at the church. We didn’t really plan it, but I really liked how the yellow and purple turned out.

Mitsuwa & Mochilato

On Saturday, Kathy and I went to Mitsuwa for a late lunch. We saw a sign that said they were having a Hokkaido Food Festival. I had my camera with me, so I took some photos.

Their temporary cash registers (for the festival) were running on Eee PCs running Ubuntu!

Unfortunately, we didn’t discover the food festival until after we had eaten at the food court, but we bought a few croquettes anyway. They were so oishii (delicious) that we ended up going back to Mitsuwa the next day for lunch.

After Mitsuwa (the first day), Kathy wanted to try out this dessert place in Irvine she had read about, Mochilato. They specialize in mochi ice cream and shaved ice. Yet another reason to move back to Irvine…