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This photo harkens back to a better time. A time before Walt Disney World’s light designer got an amazing deal on a warehouse full of blue lights and then proceeded to bathe the entire Kingdom in its awful blueness. It would be nice to see a return to competent nighttime light design. Thanks for listening and enjoy.
I have many shots like this from the hub, so I wanted to try something different to mix it up. I opted to blend a frame of the castle with the Dreamlights with a frame of the kiss goodnight. This look sort of emulates the look you get as the lights cascade on and off and twinkle during the kiss goodnight. If nothing else I think it looks super cool on Cinderella Castle.
Here’s another shot with the Rokinon 12mm fisheye. I like how it curves the frame just a bit here along with the lights in the upper left corner. I ended up doing a slight crop removing some space from the right and the bottom that made it just right. Enjoy.
The Rokinon 12mm 2.8 fisheye lens I use is the cheapest lens I own, but also probably the most fun to shoot with. The image quality is good (but not quite great) paired with the Z7. My biggest complaint I suppose is that the front element tends to come loose and then the images are out of focus. If you aren’t pixel peeping, you may not notice the shots aren’t tack sharp. I had this happen on a few different occasions during the week. But again, for a $375 lens purchase I can overlook these shortcomings for what it does offer. Most exciting of all is the ability to get compositions like this one that just don’t work as well with a regular wide-angle lens.
Here’s a shot that’s become popular over the past few years. Unfortunately, I did not have a fisheye for my FX camera until very recently, so I never took one of my own. Consider that rectified today. One thing I found particularly interesting the colors that popped off the moon as I increased the color contrast. An unexpected surprise I think looks really cool. Enjoy!
I post various stuff from around Walt Disney World and Disneyland but I know what you all really want to see are sunset photos of Cinderella Castle. So here is yet another one. Enjoy.
I’ve been extolling the virtues of the Nikon Z7 the past few images, but it can’t be overstated how much the electronic viewfinder has contributed to my images. Being able to nail perfect exposure after perfect exposure due to the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) nature of the viewfinder is simply incredible. I’m able to spend less time tweaking exposures in post and more time on the creative aspects of my edits. This shot was taken as the sun set behind me casting some wonderful colors on the clouds behind Tomorrowland and on the sign itself. Enjoy.