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.
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.