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.
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.