I returned home to Western Australia during Covid times and had to quarantine in a hotel room for 14 days. I made myself a project to take a photo a day from my hotel window.

See my Blog for my story “Room 806 – 14 days in Hotel Quarantine” and how this project came about.

These are the images resulting from my ‘stay-cation’.

Room 806 – 14 Days in Quarantine

Day 1
The one that kicked it off. That big red graphic design on the side of the building could not be ignored.
Day 2
Similar to day 1 I found a very graphic image from a building a bit closer to my hotel. I like this style of urban photography where a single element is isolated and distracting surrounds are removed.
Day 3
I struggled on day 3 and this is my least favourite of all the images, so much so that I cheated on my FB posts and later replaced it with a different picture that I liked much more but, keeping true to my own personal challenge here, I stick with the original day 3 image. This is the rooftop of Huxtaburger.
It really is orange and the light was harsh making it even more orange.
Day 4
I had been eyeing off this crane for a couple of days thinking about how I could use it. There are a few cranes about at the moment, constantly changing the skyline which I knew would be somewhat different to the one I saw when I was last home at Xmas. I managed to capture it at the right angle eventually and with a bit of creative license, removed distractions of surrounding buildings replacing them with the colours of the sunset that evening.
Day 5
Looking the opposite direction today. Attracted again by graphic shapes and colours the white rectangles on the black background stood out to me here although the apartment block (I think) was quite distant, it gave me a chance to use my longer lens.
I was feeling I was running out of ideas by now but that night the skies turned electric, but too bad… I had posted my shot for the day but Wow, what a show! I got some great lightning shots.
Day 6
Even rainy days have silver linings. The window itself became the focus of my attention on day 6 with my view dominated by raindrops. The red background is from the building from day 1 and if you look closely, you can see it in the reflection within the primary rain drop. This one of my favourites.
Day 7
WA Museum building wrapped in clouds. Some creative work today. I call this ‘Imagineering’. I think it’s my new favourite word as it lets my imagination take over from reality. Keeping with my ground rules though, the clouds and the museum photos were taken on the same day, just blended together to make an image a little bit fantastical.
Day 8
Morning Moon Set. The earliest ‘done’ moment of my stay. This was all over and done before breakfast. On opening my blinds the moon jumped out at me. It was beautifully clear an in a perfect spot for a staged and stacked image to capture it’s path to setting. I set the camera to take a series of images 5 minutes apart so this is 30 minutes of moon set. It really does move this far in 30 minutes.
Day 9
Back to a building isolation feature today with awesome sunset colours to back it up. Looking forward to FriYay tomorrow.
Day 10
Its FriYay and the start of my last weekend in room 806. This one came late. The RAC rescue helicopter coming in to land at Royal Perth at sunset. Sad to think there is someone in need of emergency medical treatment in there. I hope they made it through OK. Hats off to our medical and emergency support workers. We are truly indebted to you all. A timely reconfirmation of why I am happy to stay in room 806 for another 4 days. I don’t want to contribute to anyone’s medical emergencies.
Day 11
I have watched and waited for my shadow shot since day 1. Today was my day. I could hear this little fella squealing with delight as he played footy with his Dad. I call this one Me and My Shadow. I just love it, it made me happy.
Day 12
Second swab day…. the real ticket home…
For today”s image I succumbed to the lure of Swedish flower boxes and shutters of Miss Maud’s. It’s as close to Sweden as I can get for quite some time I think. Thankful for the places I’ve been, but even more thankful to be back on home soil.
Day 13
Penultimate day. And it’s a other rainy hazy one so a rainy hazy photo fits. A long view to a distant steeple through the rain and mist fulfilled my creative cup today.
Day 14
Woo Hoo! I finally get to hug my family after 7 months apart later today. Today’s image is created from all the buildings that have been my muse for the past 14 days. Its not perfect in edit sense but I had a Perth Skyline imbedded in clouds ‘imagineered’ in mind for many days, today I decided to make it. Every building that has featured in earlier photos is in this image. I did have to wait most of the day for the right clouds to show up, but they eventually did.