Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I made this shot for Mandarin Oriental, Chiangmai, one of the best Mandarin hotel around. The challenge is to reproduce the atmosphere of relaxed, quiet, and a perfect location for vocation while at the same time, it is after all located in Thailand, where beautiful sunshine is its synonym and exotic locations is its attraction.
I placed a vocation magazine, page to the image of vibrant blue sky and a lady in swimsuit, enough to show the hint and color balance with the background and bench, to provide a visual clue that the bench and hotel is patiently await for the return of guest.
Shot with Canon 1Ds II with TS-E 24/3.5L for the right perspective I need. I don't usually recommend the hotel operator to hard sell their property, because hotel is home away home, it is a harbor for the voyager to rest, and the picture needs to convey the right message, especially for hotel such as Mandarin Oriental.