I awoke with a craving for pancakes. I thought about going to the chain restaurant down the street but I needed better ambiance, without muzak playing on the background. I started driving not knowing to where and then saw this little restaurant. Perfect place to have breakfast, sip coffee, and read.
I really like the light here, the way it reflects off the tables and chairs.
Last night I went on a fun bike ride on Pasadena stopping at various museums open late for ArtNight. And… I forgot my camera! I need to start adding it to the checklist of items. I used my cellphone but this morning the photos are blank! They seemed fine when I took them. I used the flash.
Anyway it was another wonderful experience, and I had some of the best tacos I’ve had in a while off a food truck.
Later: I restarted my cell phone and the camera is working again. Phew. I know I’ll need to replace it soon,it crashes a lot. Ugh, I’ll need to examine all the options available and make a decision… have better things to do with my time…. and with certain things, I’m rather indecisive
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Originally uploaded by Pens Place
I had a wonderful time taking photos at the aquarium. It’s been a while since I enjoyed a photo outing this much, and I look forward to going again.
I showed-up with my camera and a Tokina 12-24mm lens. Looking at all the equipment others broght I thought I was under prepared since I didn’t even bother with a tripod. I hand-held the camera. And I was glad I didn’t. Sometimes too much equipment takes away from the experience of enjoying the process, it becomes about adjusting this and that. I like to experience the moment more, so I keep it simple.
I went on a very fun bike ride. We stopped at a few art galleries, they were all quite good but, this one in particular had some interesting works. Some pieces seemed to be made from found objects such as fortune cookie papers, buttons, magnets, etc. It was the oddest and most fascinating assembly of work I’ve seen in a long time.