A majority of the photographs I took on my recent Cancun vacation were family snapshots. The typical tourist photographs, perhaps with a tad better composition than your average snap shooter. But I also planned to take more “serious” photographs of the interiors and exteriors around the hotel. When we picked the Hard Rock Hotel, one of my prime considerations was how cool it looked, though I didn’t exactly tell my wife this. I used more pragmatic arguments to lobby for this vacation spot.
You may have noticed that I like architecture and neat looking interiors. I try to make these type of shots whenever I can, especially of elaborately decorated hotels. I brought along the tripod just in case and used the Olympus E-PM2 with the Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5 lens and the wide-angle adapter. This is my recent compact go to solution for HDR photography. Light weight and high quality.
I took more photos of the hotel but I wanted to post this one first. It’s one of the better ones, created a few minutes after sunrise. Ironically, I was getting up earlier on my vacation than I usually do for work. I used my usual subtle HDR technique to add a bit more detail and colorful pop. I’m going to print this and put it up near my desk. A visual reminder of a good trip and a very pretty place.
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