Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid or the Little Mermaid ride as I refer to it is an OK ride with what I consider to be a really amazing queue. There are quite a few spots both outside of the queue and in the queue that offer some great photo opportunities. One thing I’ve noticed though is that the palm trees outside of Prince Eric’s castle have really grown since they first went in. My pictures from the New Fantasyland previews and the first year after they really complemented the structure. Now they have gotten so big they actually hide it quite a bit eliminating or at least greatly obscuring some of the earlier angles we had to shoot the castle. Still, even with all of this I think it’s one of the better queues to shoot at Walt Disney World.

Shooting/Editing Journey of the Little Mermaid

This was shot with a Nikon D810 and Nikon 14-24 2.8. I’m sure I sound like a bit of a broken record but this really is my go to combo at Walt Disney World. I could happily shoot the entire time with just this setup. This was 5 shot bracket blended in Photomatix. In an effort to give you a better idea of what I do when editing my photos I’m including a look at my layers pallet from Photoshop. I’ve named all the layers so you have an idea of what each adjustment does. This is more or less pretty standard for how I edit all of my photos. Hopefully this will be helpful for some of you. On future photos I plan to go into details on specific steps until I’ve covered all of my workflow.

Journey of the Little Mermaid layer pallet

Adjustments to Journey of the Little Mermaid