One of the many perks of traveling for work is of course the travel! Its easy for me to get jaded and used to my surroundings to the point that its hard to see the beauty around me, so I get excited when I get a chance to head to a new place to explore. Although I did remember lighting an event at this hotel before, it was a while ago and well before my passion for photography found its renaissance. I was pretty sure there were a few cool features of this hotel (as I remembered it) that I could spend a little time capturing, so I brought a little bit of kit to work with.
Funny thing I always realize after I create these mirror image photos is that I wish I shot a bit wider and included everything (like the top of the building in this case!). The fact is though, I don’t ever really decide to create these until much later after I have processed what is, in all fairness, a pretty cool photo with its original composition. I guess this is just a reminder to myself to slow down a bit while capturing on site to think about the eventual possibilities.
If you are interested, this place is called the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. They were about to undergo a HUGE transformation the day after were departing, so I am not sure they are open again yet, but its work a look if you are in the area! And if you go, let them know I would LOVE to photograph the renovation 🙂