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Be Our Guest Wishes Part 2

Be Our Guest Wishes Part 2

It’s Friday once again so I decided to process another Be Our Guest Wishes shot for Fireworks Friday. This was my first time attempting Wishes from this location but it went really well. I like the added bonus of not having a thousand people hovering right around me so that I actually have some elbow room.

Donald Duck's Moment in the Lights

Donald Duck’s Moment in the Lights

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these little statue shots so I decided to give this one with Donald Duck a go. This is actually one of my favorites from the statue series as the light bokeh behind him turned out just wonderful. I too love his pose as if he’s showing you the lights.

Architecture of Life - Wonders of Life Pavilion

Architecture of Life – Wonders of Life Pavilion

Every time I see the Wonders of Life pavilion it pains me to think what Disney has done to it. First they make it a seasonal only pavilion before completely abandoning it and using it as a show floor for various events. Such a shame. Instead of spending money ripping out a perfectly fine ride like the Maelstrom to replace it with more Frozen how about spending the money to revive an entire Pavilion which would certainly help spread out crowds and add capacity.

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain is another one of those spots that I always have to shoot even though I have many photos already. It doesn’t hurt it’s an absolutely fantastic spot for some sunset photos as well. I always get at least 1 sunset shot of it if not more during my visit.

Lunching Pad to the Moon

Lunching Pad to the Moon

When I saw the moon high over the Lunching Pad I knew I had to work that into a shot somehow. I ended up having to tilt the camera pretty far back even in vertical and I wound up with a bit of weird distortion but I don’t really mind considering the payoff here. I mean the moon is almost aligned perfectly with the tip of the Lunching Pad which I think is pretty awesome.

A Sun Kissed Epcot

A Sun Kissed Epcot

I think at the moment my favorite park to shoot is Epcot. Even if some of the attractions need some updates the exteriors still provide lots of opportunities for great photos. I also love how many different spots you can get great sunset photos in the park, literally from front to back. This shot is again from an evening I spent chasing the sun. I really loved the contrast of color here between the glow from the sunset beginning and the blue sky to the left. Fortunately I only had to wait a minute or two to get a monorail to help balance out the shot.