So I went to the Prescott Resort in Prescott Arizona USA ,to test a new wide angle lens I rented, on some really long hallways. I thought it would look cool if done in HDR. The things is I didn’t bring my tripod in because I didn’t want to get kicked out, it’s hard to walk across the large lobby with a tripod and gear and not attract attention. So I went very light weight, I strapped on a belt and camera holster, and that was it. It’s Arizona, most people probably just think it’s a gun and that’s fine, just don’t be packing a camera, the second amendment never covered that. Anyway, I hopped on the elevator, went all the way up and shot a bunch of pictures down a super long hallway. Without a tripod they all looked like crap and none of the sequences stayed exactly the same from exposure to exposure. On the way back down in the elevator I noticed it had a really cool looking ceiling on it, all stainless steel and tiny white dots for light. Next thing I know I’m on my back on the floor of the elevator trying to get a descent frame and focus, snapped a couple shots real quick, thought they sucked, so I re framed and started shooting again. By now you probably now where this part of the story ends, the doors open and about 10 people are waiting to get on. They were all very nice(after having a nice long chuckle) and one asked to see how they turned out. I didn’t think they turned out very well, but he really liked them. I noticed the front desk guy eyeballing me, I think he was cutting me some slack because the crowd seemed to get a kick out of it, but he was probably pissed because it wasn’t a gun. Now I just want to put my camera away and get out, so I start walking through the main lobby all casual and nice, then I made the mistake of looking up. Next thing I know I’m flat on my back in the main lobby on the marble floor shooting this picture. I’ve got to stop looking up.
Thank God I didn’t want to attract any attention.
Sense of Shame Missing