In my line of work, which involves testing out multiple cameras at any given time as well as films, I am generally not sure how any of my photos are going to turn out. The camera might have a broken sensor or slow shutter and all my photos can be dark or over exposed. My film may be too expired to produce anything good or just become a completely weird color. So I have learned to always take along at least one true and tried camera from my collect. Generally if it is a local excursion or checked back kinda location I take my Canon AE-1 Program. It gives very reliable results and I understand how it works from years of working with it.
I took it recently to my first trip to LA and had it while we were walking along Olvera street. It was recommend as a touristy spot but still fun to explore. It was not disappointing and reminded me of a similar area from downtown San Antonio, TX where I am from. I found that all the wonderfully colored stalls were great to photograph. I was able to work my 70-150 Lens to get some great shots (at least according to me lol).
I thought the little string dolls were kinda creepy at first, but they kind of grew on me and they were so detailed.
The luchador wrestling masks were also fun to photograph and there were so many to choose from. Wish I had bought one no looking back. The day was incredibly sunny, but there was plenty of shade going through the small alley way. I kept the camera in Program mode for most of the pictures.
Hope you enjoyed!