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Behind The Lens

The photo was taken at a mid century modern hotel in Arizona
The image was shot in the evening. The seating area is actually outdoors in a secluded area. Both walkways on either side of the image enter to a large courtyard and I wanted to avoid the daylight view of the yard to enhance the low-light atmosphere.
No additional light was used than what is seen in the image.
This image was taken on a tripod with a Sony a7R III and 24mm lens.
I am usually drawn to quiet spaces. In this instance, I appreciated the clean lines of the furniture, walls, and pipes on the ceiling as well as the varying temperatures of the light. It is a rather unremarkable sight when daylight floods through but creates a very intimate space by nightfall.
I used Lightroom to tighten up the vertical and horizontal lines and did a bit of dodging and burning in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
I always have my Sony a7Riii body and two lenses. My favorite is the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 prime for it's ability to expand the story around subjects. I also carry a Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 telephoto zoom because a lot of my paid work is shot from a distance. Accessories include a simple light meter, extra battery and charger, remote shutter release, collapsible reflector (tucked inside an exterior panel of my backpack), grey card, and tabletop tripod.
What I liked most about capturing this image is that I was able to see this area at various times of day. I was at the hotel for a conference and passed through multiple times to and from break out sessions. It was this time of day that struck me most when passing through so I made sure to capture it then.

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