|"San Angel Inn - Mexico Pavilion in Epcot"|
From a technical perspective, the shutter speed for this shot was slow (about 1/25 second) to gather enough light from the dark scene to create a useful photo. I didn't use flash because that would have ruined the mood of the photo. Hand-holding was out of the question due to the low shutter speed, so I propped the camera on a railing and used the self-timer to steady it while framing the shot as best as I could. There was nowhere else to put the camera, and that's why those two chairs are blocking the low part of the shot. I couldn't reach over the railing to move them.
For me personally, this shot succeeds because it really captures the mood of the San Angel Inn and I think it conveys the thought of this being a relaxed place to sit and have a meal. Because of the effort that I put into it, this photo turned out to more than just a travel snapshot.
Going back to the point that I made at the start of this post about capturing memories, just seeing this one photo reminds me of the mood and atmosphere that night at dinner, and the great time (and food!) that our family had there.
On a side note, if I do humbly say so myself, this photo blows away the official Disney photos of this restaurant that appear on their website at the links above! Maybe I should sell it to them! :-)