At Disney, when it starts to pour rain, most people run for cover. I run out into the middle of the street and start taking photos with a big smile on my face. I love how the sign lights up the rain splashing off the ground here.
Today I’ve got another image from Hollywood Studios. It only rained for about 30 minutes, but this was legitimately the wettest I’ve ever been at Disney. Totally worth it though.
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It’s seemingly a small thing but really Rex’s recasting as a DJ in the cantina is one of my favorite aspects of Galaxy’s Edge. On our visit we were stood right in front of him, so I was able to get a lot of photos of him. This is one of my favorites.
Photographing these exit scenes on Space Mountain is much easier now that they’ve removed the moving conveyor belts. I continue to be impressed with the rendering of the Nikon 28 1.4 lens. Every single shot I take with this lens just has this extra beautiful quality that’s difficult to put into words but makes it my favorite Nikon lens to date.
Looping back around with another Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway shot. I shot this at 1/250 and there were several minor artifacts from screen bleed (not having my shutter speed synced to the screen refresh rate). I fixed a few glaring ones, but you might still be able to spot a few others. There’s definitely a lot to take in on each of these scenes!
Let’s continue with the Millennium Falcon theme today. The texture and layers in the sky is what really makes this one. Behind me the sun was starting to set and shining some nice golden light through the clouds onto the scene.
I’ve seen so many people’s version of this shot but I finally got around to editing one of mine. I shot this with my Rokinon 12mm fisheye at 2.8.
I only had one ride on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and I went in blind so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Additional ride throughs along with riding in one of the first few cars would have presented better opportunities to get some of these scenes right but I’m working with what I managed. Considering the parks shut down almost immediately after the ride opened I’m just happy to have been able to get a ride in and get any shots at all.
More weird angles from me… I blame it on my extra long leg. In reality I was trying to use the compass arrows as a guide for the bottom corner of the frame and also with the spire of Cinderella Castle. I didn’t completely nail it and if you hate these kind of angles I don’t think the compass is gonna make it for you but that’s where my head was at.