Vanishing Point

This is a spot at the Excellence Riviera Cancun that I knew I had to shoot as soon as I saw it the first day. We walked through this long outdoor corridor at least two or three times a day, commuting from our room to the restaurants, the beach, and the pool. During daytime hours, this corridor isn’t anything too special, but at night when the lights are on it’s much more compelling. This photo was taken before one of my sunrise trips to the beach, so I was able to capture it without any other pesky tourists in the shot.

Originally, this shot included much more of the tiled floor in the foreground, but I felt the composition worked a bit better with the extra tile cropped out. I threw a few of my favourite Phototools filters on the tonemapped image, and then used the Midnight filter in Nik Color Efex Pro selectively to darken a few areas. This is exactly how I remember this hallway looking that morning:

Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm, F 7.1, ISO 400, 5 Exposures

Jesse - December 23, 2010 - 9:37 am

So so cool. Awesome comp dude

Mike Olbinski - December 23, 2010 - 9:41 am

Feels like I’m right there with you…processing is top-notch.

John Sotiriou - December 23, 2010 - 10:13 am

Great composition. I love what you did in post.

Scott Frederick - December 23, 2010 - 10:44 am

I agree the post production is awesome, but the pre production was just as important. As always, great work Heath. I’m a big fan!!!

Tom Baker - December 23, 2010 - 12:38 pm

Very Nice Heath!

Tanya - December 23, 2010 - 1:26 pm

the infinite corridor…nice work!

Eric Leslie - December 29, 2010 - 9:54 am

Sorry I missed this while I was out. That is how a vanishing point gets done!