Yisroel Levitansky of Chabad (of Santa Monica) lights the giant menorah on the first night of Chanukah on top of King’s Liquors store on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. Chabad has placed over 30 menorahs on the West Side of Los Angeles to celebrate Chanukah, the festival of lights.
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During my stroll to the post office last week, I took part in an original, self-made, street photography challenge. First, I set my camera on P on the mode dial because I am a professional. [See earlier blog-post] Joking aside, I set my camera setting to manual and used the sunny 16 rule. I treated the camera like it was a film camera filled with black and white film (picture style was set to monochrome). Here were the rules: Only one click of the shutter and no reviewing the LCD. I would need to wait until I uploaded the pictures at home to review. The result: It made me pause and review the scene before pressing down on the shutter.
Here are my favorite shots from the mile and a half walk west of the 405 on Santa Monica Blvd.