Last October I opted to schlep my camera to a quick conference in Southern California, to practice feeling more comfortable taking pictures of random things in random places and maybe get a good picture or two while out there.

I didn’t imagine the collection in monochrome while I was there, but looking back I like these pics best that way. Maybe it was just where I was emotionally at time- reduced to my most striking textures.  Regardless, I am glad I stumbled across these shots again!