March 20, 2007, 7:51:10 am - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Sometimes images pop up out of nowhere and not always at a convenient time. This scene is from the lobby of a small hotel in Mexico. I had only had seconds to take the photo. At the moment, I wasn't sure what attracted me to the images. It became clear when I began to process the photo and rediscovered its value. I like the confusion, not knowing if the scene behind the counter is real or a painting. I also like its balance and colors. It serves as a reminder to always be aware of your visual surroundings and not hesitate to take the shot. Our first perceptions are usually good. They often come from our subconscious, a place that stores our life experiences. 

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