It's always a treat to spend the day with a friend who is as much a photography nut as I am AND knows the area from years of experience. Almost every time I come to LA to visit my grandson and family, I am hopeful to spend a day out shooting with Frank, who's lived in LA for more years than he would want me to disclose! This time we went to the Mission Capistrano. It was what I call an ugly bright day, but there were a few places to play with in the shadows:
Pretty much a requisite image if you visit a California mission (so I had to shoot it). The hardest part is waiting to have no people in the frame:
Another shaded area gave a nice reflection in window with a beautifully colored wall:
After lunch we walked around the old town of Capistrano playing with images and just walking off lunch. This was playing around at f/1 (very narrow depth of field). Can't resist bench views...
Last shot before heading home. What do you see? Sometimes you just get silly tired :-)
A great day with Frank!