Slipping into the Pool

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Daily Photo – Slipping into the Pool

This vast indoor pool at Hearst Castle is just about perfect.  The only thing that would have been more perfect is if I was actually inside of it!  If I wasn’t such an honorable guy, I would have stripped down and jumped in for a bit.  It would have taken at least 15 minutes for security to get me out of there.  But it would have been a sweet sweet 15 minutes.  I could just say that I lost my mind for a bit…  like Hearst Castle was Shutter Island and I was a bit loopy because of the drugs.

A friend was looking at my other photo of this pool (You can access it by clicking on the Hearst Castle category below.  He remarked that he thought it was a slick, reflective floor and not a pool!  I had never thought of it like that, but then I noticed… and I could also see it like that.  A bit like a Necker cube!

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  • casusan

    Love this shot Trey – actually I love this one and the other one from the pool at Hearst – you know when I went there I didn’t get to see this pool – many years ago – but guess it wasn’t on the ‘tour’! WTG!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/4841777590/in/photostream/ Andy Bird

    Wow it does look very tempting for a dip on the fly! What a stunning place!

  • http://JapanDave.com David LaSpina / JapanDave

    Gotta admit, I mistook that other photo you refer to as being a reflective floor. heh. Now I see it’s a pool! And one heck of a nice one at that!

  • http://lightningpaul.shutterchance.com LightningPaul

    Looks soooo cool!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualideas/ Henrik Sundholm

    Indeed, love those colors!

  • Steven Verlander

    Nice shot. Is this handheld? Or did the photo Nazis let you bring a tripod…I was there this past summer and was really bummed it didn’t get to use my pod.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    This was a Tripod – I had my own security guard to take me around… so I was able to use a tripod everywhere

  • Patrick

    Wow! Stunning shot!

  • http://www.fredbeaupre.com/ Fred Beaupré

    Makes me want to walk on the water! :D

  • Bonnie

    Such a calming reflection. Serene. Beautiful!

  • Gail in Montana

    Very beautiful photo, Trey. Great job!!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/4841777590/in/photostream/ Andy Bird

    Cool – Was the security guard for your safety of everyone else’s? Maybe they have had occurences of people going in for an impromptu dip here……

  • http://www.jamesbrandon.cc/blog James Brandon

    I almost went here last year but went to photograph the elephant seals at San Simeon instead. Next time I am in Cali, I will have to check this place out. However it just won’t be the same unless I can manage my own security guard too ;-) Nice shot Trey

  • http://hdrguru.com Adam

    So simple yet so beautiful.

  • http://www.pradeepsanyal.com Pradeep

    superb pic. love it.

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