Went for a walk in Downtown Los Angeles yesterday and experimented a bit more with how I approach subjects in relation to the available light and shadows cast by the building. It took a while to change my method of thinking in approaching subjects but after about an hour it was easier to see how the light filtered through the buildings to setup great areas to capture.
The biggest factor that changed was I learned to stake out a good photo location and wait for the right moment. This requires a lot more patience than my typical run and gun style. It was definitely a fun way to approach the city but tomorrow I'll definitely go back to the R&G style.