I may have hit my head prior to taking this shot. It’s the only explanation I have for being inexplicably off center on a shot that really needs you to not be off center. Thankfully I was able to fix my stupidity for the most part but now I’m going to need to reshoot this to deal with my OCD. And to think this is my first shot of Mouse Gear too. Maybe it won’t take me 4 more years to get around to shooting it again. Enjoy.
Over the past few trips this has quickly become a spot I make sure I’m around at sunset in the Magic Kingdom. Some sunsets are obviously better than others but you pretty much are guaranteed something beautiful. I personally prefer more clouds for something a bit more dynamic but I was able to position myself to get a nice burst through the trees. It’s funny how this can sometimes be a game of inches as in my library I have a few shots shifted just slightly and taken seconds before that I didn’t get the burst which helps makes the shot in my opinion.
I dunno why but I feel like starting the week out with some fireworks. I always enjoy these sequence of bursts contrasted with the blue of the castle. I hope you enjoy.
I originally was going to title this image “Mark Twain Smokes a Fatty with BenjaminFranklin on the Statue of Liberty” but then I decided it might be a bit wordy. I’ve gone with a shorter title instead. I actually have shot this before but I guess I didn’t think it was worthy of editing and uploading because I believe this is the first finished shot I have of this scene. I’m really happy with how it turned out. Enjoy and have a great weekend everyone.
I have to admit once you’ve done this shot with the dual monorails any time you do it afterwards without them it feels less than complete. In this case I had no chance of getting the monorails as I had long been the last person in the park and waiting another 40 minutes would have been out of the question. I just have to learn to let it not bother me. Enjoy.
One cool thing about my last trip is I was able to shoot Cinderella Castle both with and without the Dreamlights lit. Comparing some of the similar shots with the only difference being the dreamlights is pretty dramatic. The dreamlights really add something special to the scene, though the castle is still gorgeous on it’s own as seen here. Enjoy.
Pretty straight forward shot of the Sword in the Stone. I went for a shallow depth of field which I think works nicely here and focuses your eye a bit more on the sword and the inscription. Enjoy.
The photos I’ll post that contain the hat are dwindling down so this could possibly be one of if not the last shots I post that contain the hat. Appropriate then it’s a sunset as the sun sets on the hat. I’ll take this opportunity to say one last time, good riddance.
Like so many I am a huge Star Wars fan and of course really enjoy Star Tours. I thought the refresh added some much needed life to the ride. Photographically there are not many opportunities though and I sure hope the rumored Star Wars land comes soon. The blending of 3 of my favorite things, Disney World, Star Wars and photography. I for one can’t wait.
Since I switched to a Really Right Stuff ballhead and l-plate on my d810 I have really taken to shooting in the portrait orientation. It’s a fantastic feeling not having to worry about your equipment ruining the shot. In my case, with previous ballheads, more often than not the head would slip just enough during long exposures to add a motion blur. Now I never have that problem and I’m loving being able to think about the scene in that way.