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Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok pool- by night

Grand Hyatt Erawan pool at night

Long exposure photos of the pool at Grand Hyatt Erawan, Bangkok

It has been a couple of years since I started trying to turn my three interests; Thailand, hotels and photography, into something more than just a hobby.

A couple of years ago I bought a pretty decent camera, a Nikon D90 and while I certainly don’t make any claims of being a “photographer” I think I have taken a couple of nice shots over the years (see my Flickr page of Thai hotel photos here). I also like to think that my love of beautiful hotels also shows.

But last week I had a real “Duh!” moment when I finally tried a tripod for the first time. What have I been doing all this time?!

Until now I had only really taken one nice night shot that I really like and that was of the pool at the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. For that shot I had rested the camera on one of the rocks surrounding the pool at about 1am.

So this trip I finally pulled my finger out and got myself a tripod. As you may know, my first stop in Bangkok is always the Grand Hyatt Erawan. So my first night I snuck down to the pool at midnight, set up the tripod and tried out some long exposure shots. The results are what you see below. Most of the shots were taken with a 15 second exposure.

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What do you think? Any suggestions or advice? I will gladly accept any constructive criticism.

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