Did my tigers kill this thread?
Well, have you ever had the perfect shot and known it, but no matter how many hours you throw into shooting the scene things conspire against you?
There is a Hotel in Germany
that is themed to the Roman Colosseum and it has this gorgeously lit center courtyard with an elaborate fountain that is built into the ground so if you chose to, you could walk right into it and get soaked. My tour group checked into this hotel one hot summer's night and it was absolutely the best place to chill. At the back of the courtyard there was some statium seating that gaves great views of the entire scene and I must have spent a good hour trying to get an image that could convey just how great this day was.
But it was really dark, I didn't have a tripod, my only lens wasn't wide enough and I have been cursed with shaky since the day I was born. I eventually gave up, but I do have some shots that I'd like to share.
This is the fountain:
Here was the stadium seating in the background
I wanted to capture the romanitc feeling shared by the people sitting around me with the fountain as the focal point. This is as far as I could zoom out with the lens I had. I chose to upload this shot in particular because I like the candid poses and it gives an idea of the overall shot I was aiming for.
I eventually gave up attempting to capture the entirety of the stands and went with some verticals which I feel are the best shots I got that night.
And one more closer up shot of the people in front of the fountain (they were on the same tour as me). I like their posing in this.
Someday I will return to that hotel with a wider lens and a tripod.