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.
I’ve never been able to eat here but I’ve wanted to. How is it? Sadly this shot was taken after Maelstrom closed so I did not got one last ride. I’ll miss it.
Every single trip I shoot thousands of photos, and hundreds of them are dark ride and queue shots. For whatever reason I only end up posting a handful and that’s really kinda sad I have all these shots just kind of going to waste. I’m going to try once again to start mixing more of them in so more of them can see the light of day. I know everyone loves the landscape style shots but hopefully you can enjoy a nice mix of shots like this one as well.
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.