Sorry to everyone who follows me exclusively for Disney photos… I’ve got at least a few more Smoky Mountain photos first! This is one of the many stream photos I took on my latest visit. I love shooting various spots on the streams throughout the park as they all offer something unique and interesting. This shot also gave me a chance to test out the Z7 weather sealing as the rain was coming down steadily by the time I was setup for this shot. I’m glad to say it held up without any issue.
I took this shot twice in the same day. I took one version earlier in the day, but I didn’t love the lighting. Coming back through the park after sunset I decided to stop again and take this shot as the moon was starting to rise. This worked out much better and I was able to capture the mood I was looking for. Also, that smiley face in the water is super creepy……
I finally had a chance to take my new Nikon Z7 out and do some shooting with it and my overall impressions are quite good. More on that later however as I am working on a full write up of my thoughts and experiences with the camera for a later date. This shot was taken from the parking lot for Clingman’s Dome. It was becoming cloudy very quickly so my hope of shooting the Milky Way later this night was busted but I decided to not let the drive up be completely wasted and took a couple shots and ended up really liking how the sky turned out.
I’ve been getting requests to do some more instructional videos so I’m back with another one. In this one I take you through my entire process for editing Sleeping Beauty Castle. Its all applicable to other processing though. Looking forward to feedback and what yall would like to see next.
I don’t know if this is technically Archimedes, but it looks like him so don’t spoil it for me if it isn’t. The sun was starting to set when I took this picture which gave me some nice gold tones throughout the scene. They look especially nice on the top of the castle. Finally, I shot this hand held with the Nikon 14-24 2.8 at 2.8.
I’m embarrassed to admit how many times I started editing this photo, scrapped it and started over. In fact, I think I lost count somewhere after the 10th time. I thought about giving up yet again this time but finally was able to get it over the hump and to a point I felt it good enough to share. Enjoy.
In the never-ending quest to improve my post processing I’m introducing some new techniques with today’s photo. The photo still looks like something I would process but I think is a bit of an evolution over my previous look. Hopefully you can see the difference. Either way I hope you enjoy, this one had a lot of TLC!
Today’s shot is another go at Spaceship Earth with my newest lens acquisition, the Rokinon 12mm fisheye. I tried not to overdo it and shoot everything with the fisheye. It’s hard once you get started to not just shoot everything with it, but I must remind myself it really only works in some situations and I shouldn’t try to force it. The area around Spaceship Earth is one of those areas you can use it with some crazy angles for some cool results.
I was digging through some older shots (2016) and came across this one which I never processed in the day. I’m glad I didn’t process it because I don’t think my editing skills then would have done it justice then (maybe they still don’t), but it’s an effort I’m fairly happy with. At the very least it’s a sky that needed to be shared. Enjoy.
I don’t have a lot to say about this one. It’s the Disneyland train station. The lighting is a bit hot in places, so you must be careful editing it as you can quickly make it worse. The subtle glow on the ground is really great though. Enjoy!