My wife and I went on a 2 day cruise to Ensenada aboard the Carnival Imagination last month. The grand atrium inside the ship was all sparkle and shine with neon lights every where and gold accents throughout.
I spent quite a bit of time in the Grand Atrium exploring each of the floors for an interesting point of view. I finally decided going wide to capture as much as I possibly could was the only way this type of photo was going to make any sense. My previous attempts where I zoomed in to capture the details, ended up looking like a crazy psychedelic head trip with Pink Floyd being the only missing element. The processing on this photo is a slight departure from my typical approach. Tonemapping the single image in Photomatix worked perfectly to reflect the Imagination’s embellished experience.