We were actually rushing past here to make it to Splash Mountain for our fastpasses when the light coming through the trees caught my attention. This was just a quick 3 shot handheld bracket but is one of my favorites of the trip. I think this stand is new or I have the worst memory ever, not sure which. But I love that it allows you to create a frame with something interesting front to back. Have a great weekend everyone.
It’s funny, I used to rarely ever shoot anything in portrait long exposure. That was because they were almost always ruined by the ballhead shifting during the exposure. Then I go and get an RRS BH40 head and an l-plate and I’m shooting portrait style left and right. I’m glad to have that avenue opened up so that I’m not worried if the shot is going to be ruined, which is why I was so hesitant to shoot in that orientation before.
This was a shot I had the idea for some time before our actual trip and was really looking forward to giving it a try. Unfortunately it didn’t go off exactly as planned.
I originally planned to light the monorail with a strobe trigger by my on camera flash. I used a remote to trigger my camera while standing at the rail with the strobe, but alas the distance was causing issues with reliability. After a second miss I decided to just shoot the next monorail that passed at a very high ISO and that is what we have here. Next time I’d like to try this with radio triggers to eliminate the firing reliability of the handheld strobe. That should help polish off the shot, though I’m sure someone else will try this before I get a chance myself. Still I think it turned out well enough and I think the monorail really helps to finish off this scene. Enjoy.
More often than not I’ve shot at Disney on or near a new moon. This of course means no moon light and things can be quite dark. This trip was around the full moon and it was nice to have the moon light to really help light up the scenes. It’s amazing the difference a little moonlight can add. And of course using the moon in your frames can be nice as well.
Another shot from my visit to Cloudland Canyon State Park. Visiting in the off season was a neat experience. I explored this wonderful state park, and did not see a single person the entire time. It allowed me to really focus on nature around me. Granted I would love to visit in spring or fall to see more lush foliage or the beautiful fall colors but this was a special first visit. I look forward to many more. Enjoy.
The UK Pavilion really has some great ambiance. The way it is lit creates a great intertwine of light and shadow that makes for a lot of interest. Enjoy.
A pretty classic composition but I always like to grab this shot if I have time. The dreamlights add a nice twist and I always love the glow on the compass rose. I spent quite a bit of time dodging and burning this one to try and set the mood just right and in the end I think this is my favorite I’ve done of this shot.
I must say I really enjoyed putting an emphasis on using the Nikon 70-200 2.8 on this past trip. I love the ability to compress spaces with it and using it to think up different compositions and shots. Enjoy.
I love Beauty and the Beast, it’s easily my favorite Disney movie. Therefore I also love Be Our Guest restaurant, the best themed restaurant on property in my opinion. I just wish it were a little easier to get a reservation for. For purely selfish reasons I wish they’d build a Frozen restaurant in the Magic Kingdom so it would drop the demand here. Oh well, at least I finally got a couple decent pics of the inside entrance. Enjoy.
Happy Fireworks Friday everyone. Here’s another shot of Illuminations from Italy. Still pretty excited I actually got to shoot from here and the more I look at these shots the more I like this spot. The foreground interest is really nice and its a great perspective for the fireworks. I would have loved to actually had 2 cameras for this as I shot without an ND this time with the 14-24. Would have liked to see some of the results with an ND and some longer exposures. Hopefully next time. Have a great weekend everyone!