Road to the Inn – Stuck in Customs

Road to the Inn

Proving a negative commenter wrong

So I get thousands and thousands of negative comments. I do read them all, and joyfully ignore most of them, but once in a blue moon I decide to make an example out of someone. In this case, I got a rather sour comment for the photo I posted here (note that the comment was on Facebook):

“Trey, I generally like your work, but this is one of the worst Photoshop hacks I’ve seen. Mirror the image with a badly piculated reflection? If I was going to fake the photo, I would at least apply a soft blur to the reflection and use a wave pattern to simulate the water.”

So, anyway, I decided to grab a photo from my Lightroom. BTW, you can also see another icy image there I took about an hour before at Pyramid Lake.

Daily Photo – Road to the Inn

I have strange feelings sometimes when approaching new hotels. I stay in a lot of them, but there are certain times of the day and night when you are going some place quite foreign and you’re just not sure what it will be like.

A good example is this place here in Iceland, where everything can be doubly strange. I’ve had many strange experiences from sleeping in school classrooms (they are converted to hotels in the summer) to having to wake up someone at 2 AM to let me into a room.

Even though Iceland is so mountainous, sometimes there are wide open plains where you can see the destination from miles and miles away as you get closer. And all the strange thoughts (especially very late at night) go racing through your head. It’s all kind of Twilight Zone-ish.

Road to the Inn

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-06-18 23:39:12
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time0.3
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length65.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2