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.
Once again I’ve got a shot of my favorite side of Cinderella Castle. Very happy to not have any random strollers for once which always seem to find their way into my shots especially on this side of the castle. Unfortunately we had some cloud cover for a short while which happened to be while I was still on this side of the castle so the sky isn’t as great as I would have liked it but ultimately not a huge deal. Enjoy!
I originally spent about 20 minutes on this shot and then thinking I had something decent showed it to my wife, who promptly told me it sucked and I wasn’t trying hard enough. Sooooo, I spent another hour and a half working on this shot and now I think it’s pretty sweet. I’d have to agree with her the first rendition sucked and I was being lazy. I’m glad I have someone around to keep my in line and from becoming complacent with my photography.
When I setup here it was actually a compromise as I wasn’t able to get a spot anywhere else. The construction in the hub has limited a lot of spaces making Wishes even more crowded than I remember before. I didn’t really want the people in the shot but now that I’m seeing it I think it actually helps make the shot. The few visible faces add a lot to the story. What are the chances any of you are some of these people?
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend everyone.
The area with the Mad Tea Party has been woefully neglected by me when it comes to photography so it was towards the top of my list this past trip to try and fill in some missing shots. One thing I like to do before trips is take a look at what I’ve shared and determine what I’m sorely lacking shots of and then shoot that to the top of my priority shot list. I got several that I liked of this area, this being the 2nd one I’m sharing. Enjoy.
I think the only thing I love more than night photography is shooting into the sun. I always love the flaring and the warm colors when doing so. Some nicer cloud cover here would have been nice but the flare more than makes up for it I think. Enjoy.
This is seemingly the go to shot in the France pavilion but oddly enough I don’t think I’ve ever posted this shot. Well consider it rectified.I found when editing this shot it’s definitely a fine line on how exposed you want the fountain to be. Too much its all one big blown mess, too low and it just seems off. I think I found the middle ground though. Enjoy.
I haven’t done a lot of pics of the outside of Rockin’ Rollercoaster but when I do I always have to flip it.They made it to look cool when viewed upside down and I feel like it looks even wilder right side up but technically upside down. Enjoy.
Here’s a nice wide look at the Mexico Pavilion. I wanted to include the sign so I went for this off angle and used the rails to hopefully lead your eye up to the temple. I actually think this is one of the more difficult pavilions to shoot right because of the bright spot lights on the temple. The tendency is for them to be blown out while exposing properly for everything else in the scene. You just have to be sure to shoot separately for the highlights and carefully mask in post. Enjoy and have a great weekend everyone!
There is so much great stuff to shoot on the backside of the castle, like Sir Mickey’s. Enjoy.