Making Lemonade: Hotel Still Life

We’re spending a little quality (work) time in San Jose this week. The hotel suites I spec’d out for us for a couple days didn’t really live up to the the reviews OR the promises on their website. I thought I’d take advantage of the lovely interior, however, to do a little series with the X100.

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I’d say this place needs a bit of an update. No complaints though, really (well, except for the glacially slow/intermittent internet and the flat pillows). We’ll be heading over to Los Gatos next to celebrate our anniversary having dinner at Manresa (and staying in a much, much nicer hotel).

CS-LD-0937See how it says “No Smoking In Suite” on the inside of the door? That’s the reason the 8 guys in the next door suites have been out on the adjoining porch/deck smoking cigarettes and marijuana for the past hour and a half. They’ve also got themselves quite a nice line up of empty Bud Light cans on the railing. Classy dudes talking shit (loudly) about their ex-wives. Perhaps by the time we get back from our sushi dinner they’ll be passed out and quiet in their rooms. Fingers crossed.

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Oh, and the story of our “neighbors” reminded me of one of my favorite Beck songs:

4 comments

  1. Really kinda cool, Laura. Okay, so do you set up manually or do you just let the camera do its “thing”? LOVE this little camera.

    Enjoy your time there!

    • Hi Kim,
      I do both. I like to see what it does first, then sometimes I’ll tweak that a bit to see what else it can do. Still learning my way around it, but when I grab and go it really does a fabulous job. LOVE it too! Thanks! 🙂

  2. You really captured the essence of the suite . . .

    Happy Anniversary!