Sometimes I like to challenge myself by limiting the equipment I use. One of my customers works downtown in the Westlake Center building and we would get together now and then with our cameras and go out and walk around and do some street shooting. For this excursion I brought my Olympus e-3 and my Panasonic-Leica 25MM f1.4 lens, which has the equivalent field of view of a 50MM lens on a 35MM camera. What I like about doing this is that it challenges me to be more thoughtful in my compositions. With a zoom lens, I can easily change a composition by zooming in or out and/or focusing on only a small part of the surrounding environment. With a prime lens, you have to make the best of whatever the lens presents to you.

I don’t think I made any works of art that day, but it was a fun exercise nonetheless. We didn’t really do much walking around, most of these were taken from one of the balconies at Westlake Center.

2011 1110 Westlake Center

2011 1110 Westlake Center

2011 1110 Westlake Center

2011 1110 Westlake Center