Hearst Castle, Indoor Roman Pool

Hearst Castle, Indoor Roman Pool

A couple weeks ago I was in Paso Robles to celebrate my roommates birthday. We gathered a bunch of our friends and rented an amazing hacienda and had a wonderful weekend. It was ”the best birthday ever” according ot her! Before heading back to the Bay Area I took 7 of us over to Hearst Castle and did Tour #1, The Experience Tour. This is the same tour I had done with my parents, and also the same tour where I took my previous, angled, shot of the Indoor Pool (click the link to see that photo).  During that first visit I noticed that someone had to use the bathroom and the tour guide walked this person through a gate in the guard rail and across the tile over to a hidden bathroom.

Coming back this time I knew about the secret bathroom and made sure to make friends with the tour guide. I made a little comment along the lines of ”it would have been nice of the guard rail wasn’t there and I could get a photo from the center of the room.” She looked at me, winked, and said ”you have to go to the bathroom, riiiiiiiiiight?” Sure enough, she opened the gate and I was able to run out and grab this photo of the Indoor Roman Pool.

Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
17mm, f/4, ISO 640, Handheld
HDR composed of 5 photos (1/50 sec, 1/200 sec, 1/100 sec, 1/24 sec, 1/13 sec) in Photomatix Pro and edited in Photoshop.

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.


  1. Vern
    December 26, 2010


  2. Steve T
    December 26, 2010

    Fantastic! It’s a shame people can’t swim in it.

  3. Cathy
    December 27, 2010

    Best view I’ve ever seen.

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