After riding Thunder Mountain we were heading to see Country Bears and we noticed the moon coming over the castle. The wife and I setup and started shooting like crazy as it rose up. Funny enough, as we setup there was no one around but as we started shooting people stopped to look at what we were shooting and soon a large crowd gathered as tons of people started snapping pics. To be honest this photo doesn’t nearly do justice to how awesome it looked in person but it will have to do. Enjoy.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an Animal Kingdom shot so I decided to mix one in today. Honestly Animal Kingdom is seriously under represented in my Photostream. As it is slowly becoming an all day park hopefully that will change and I’ll spend more time in that park getting shots. Until then, enjoy another shot of Expedition Everest.
This seemed like an appropriate shot for today what with the temp barely being above 0 degrees. I actually think when I took this shot the temps weren’t that cool but any shot of the iced out castle gives me memories of the cold. I think part of this has to do with my first trip to Disney with a camera it was absolutely freezing. I remember standing in front of the castle with all the dreamlights freezing as an unexpected arctic blast came down. Now whenever I see the dreamlights I always think of that week and how cold it was. Enjoy.
I didn’t really intend it but I guess I’m on a Hollywood Studios kick this week, this being my 3rd studios shot this week. This shot is kinda rare for me in that it’s not a night time or sunset/sunrise pic. I very rarely post anything else. I really liked how blue the sky was here though and I thought it had some powerful colors. Enjoy.
The Great Movie Ride scene of Alien is another one of those scenes I love shooting over and over trying different angles and shooting both wide and close ups of Ripley. The spinning lights also help add a certain dynamic as each shot is a little bit different. Enjoy.
Every trip I get a few snaps of Gertie and usually I try to get them at sunset as the back light really is the best time for this particular location. The shape of Gertie I also find lends to shooting at weird angles. Others may disagree but I always find my level shots of her boring and end up going with one of my funky ones. I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.
Ah, lens compression, how I love it. Since finally adding the Nikon 70-200 to my arsenal full time I’ve really enjoyed being able to try out shots like this one. I dare say I enjoy playing around with compression perhaps even more than shooting ultra wide with the Nikon 14-24. You do have to be extra careful about vibrations however. I ended up setting a delay of 3 seconds (even using a remote and MUP) to make sure all the vibrations had died down. This made a huge difference once I made this change. Anyway, for the umpteenth time, here’s Cinderella Castle in all her glory. Enjoy.
Here we’ve got a pretty straight forward shot of Rapunzel’s Tower, but the sun was just low enough in the sky it was starting to get some nice edge light on the tower and the trees. I personally think it makes all the difference and gives a bit of life to the shot. Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.
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.