Sandra Irwin  

Westin Los Cabos Architecture by Sandra Irwin

November 2019 - Westin Los Cabos Architecture

November 2019 - Sandra Irwin


About the Image(s)

I have just come back from vacation in Cabo San Lucas. I only had my iPhone 6 with me. The architecture at the Westin Resort and Spa was really interesting and novel. This is one of my photos.
I cropped it a bit and adjusted vibrance, saturation, contrast and highlights in LR.
ISO 40, 3.99 mm, f 1.8, 1/120 sec.

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8 comments posted

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Sandra, Great composition! My only suggestion would be to clone out the item on the wall at bottom to the right of the palm trunk. I thought about architectural photography and making vertical lines truly vertical but I really liked the curved lines leaning inward as a better frame for the trees. I think the crop is perfect. It emphasizes the vertical lines of the trees growing up to the sun in a manmade brick and mortar environment. Karl   Posted: 11/09/2019 11:08:16

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
I like the architectural lines in this photo, and the perspective of looking up. I wish there was a way not to center the trees in the middle, and perhaps playing around with the crop might be a good suggestion. The difficulty would be to lose some of the windows which are a strong part of the image. The question is whether the architecture is the subject, or are the trees?   Posted: 11/11/2019 00:28:57
Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
The architecture is the subject. That's why I let the trees be in the middle - which I don't usually do on my subjects -- i.e., put them in the middle.   Posted: 11/12/2019 21:14:27
Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Aha. So I think the focus is on the trees if they are in the middle. I will think about a more creative crop to move the trees over somehow.
  Posted: 11/12/2019 22:55:50

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Hi Sandra
Not an image that works for me as I am not clear what the subject is. I know you have said architecture, but I believe the trees being centred and there being so many of them, tend to take precedence. I also keep looking at the background tree which seems to be growing out of the front tree.
I like the sweeping exterior and the consistent patterns of the windows and how the opposite wall mirrors this, but I just feel that the trees split the image into two parts.
I think I would have maybe tried for the architectural aspect from an angle which didn't give the trees so much importance, if that was possible. Val

  Posted: 11/16/2019 04:07:52

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
  Posted: 11/16/2019 04:07:55

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
What wonderful architecture! Where were you when you took the picture? Street level? I like the composition. The deep shadow on the right and the light on the left, together with the opposing curves of the buildings generate a yin/yang balance. The central trees reinforce the image's symmetry. Many have said that the best camera is the one you have in your pocket. They are correct.   Posted: 11/23/2019 18:52:31
Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
I was on the first floor of rooms, just starting into the hallway that led to our room.   Posted: 11/26/2019 10:45:05