Is this photograph representative of the Los Padres Motel? Yes and no. This is a photograph of the motel - and its reflection - when I was there one morning. The colors, though, are super-saturated. Does this matter?
For me, the answer is obviously no. I was not so much interested in using a photograph to show what the motel looked like, as I was in using the motel to show what a photograph can look like.
In other words, I'm more interested in the final product – the photograph – than I am in the original ingredients of the photograph. I set my camera on a vivid setting, and I added even more color saturation to the photo with an app I have on my iPad, where the photo is stored.