Not too far down in Malibu is this fancy little mall they call the Malibu County Mart. It's a nice little escape from the over crowded city that is Los Angeles, but also is a great place for the little one to explore.
A few weeks ago I found myself in Joshua Tree. I've been there a few times now but this time around things were going to be different. I had some new lenses, new cameras, and a different eye. The last few years I've been shooting a lot of Landscape and HDR photography and found myself getting stuck with the routine that often comes with those styles. I was just going with the trends and I needed to hit the breaks. This year I'm trying to shoot everything I can, looking for those incidental stories and moods. It can be challenging to get great shots, but at least this way the results are your own.
The Voigtlander 35mm f1.7 is a great lens for those who want something relatively compact, without having to sacrifice amazing image quality. It's not the smallest 35mm lens you can buy, but it's not the biggest either. It's in that sweet spot. And while there are faster lenses out there, the f1.7 is still a great place to be at, especially for a lens this size.