Tim's One Photograph a Day

Crowne Plaza Reading Swimming Pool.

Swimming Pool.

Crowne Plaza Reading Swimming Pool.

Water Reflections!

Ask and ye shall receive! Looking at the reflections in our hotel swimming pool, and having seen the online and promotional photographs that the hotel uses, I wanted to have a go myself!

I therefore plucked up the courage to ask if I could come down just as they closed to take some photographs in the swimming pool. (Obviously, it was going to be a non-starter whilst people were in it!).

My request was, much to my surprise, met with a positive response. At the allotted time, I arrived with my camera (and tripod). The staff checked the coast (well, poolside) was clear, and I had the place to myself.

Of course, the first thing that happened was the lens steamed up. I cleaned it off, took a test shot, and cleaned it again! Happy with the angle and exposure, I then fired off some more. Next, I changed to the wide angle lens, which was clear when I put it on the camera, but it steamed up during the exposure.

Once this lens had settled down, I took a few more shots, including some at different angles, and some from the other end of the swimming pool. It was hard to choose which one to use, but I finally picked this image, with the striking feature at the far end (the poolside showers) producing a strong reflection in the water. The shot has been given a little bit of HDR treatment to strengthen the colours and clarity.

Photograph Details

  • Taken: 13 Feb 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS II USM
  • Focal Length 16mm
  • F/11
  • 4 Sec
  • ISO 100

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