This is one of my favorite images I’ve edited from this past trip. When I started working on this shot I really wanted it to look and feel like you are in Gaston’s Tavern, not some themed quick service restaurant in a theme park. While this area looks very nice, the lighting in person leaves much to be desired with the bright Florida sunshine spilling in. As a friend of mine mentioned, in the movie, it’s cold and snowy outside Gaston’s Tavern. The inside should be warm and welcoming. I played off of this idea to really warm the lighting in this scene, and along with a few other fixes and tweaks really try to make Gaston’s Tavern a real place. I hope I succeeded and I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for looking.
I’m a day late for Monorail Monday. Hopefully everyone will let it slide just this once as I was still fine tuning this shot. The wife and I went on this most recent trip solely to not miss out on the Flower & Garden Festival. I had never gotten to photograph it before and didn’t want to miss yet another year. Once the trip was set in stone I started really thinking about some of the shots I wanted to get on this trip. This shot was priority numero uno on my list of shots to get. Thanks to the Disney Park Manager mentioned in the previous post I had plenty of time to setup and take this shot. I setup and while people trailed out of the parks I patiently waited as monorails came by and I captured them. I actually had 4 chances (though I ended up using shots from monorail 1 and monorail 2) while I waited for everyone to clear out and take my final shots of the park empty. I finally had a clearing and was able to snap off my bracket literally seconds before another group of people walked into frame. One of them being some dude with some epic Really Right Stuff gear /jealous. I packed up and wandered back further into Epcot for some more Spaceship Earth shooting. Mission accomplished!
I was recently invited to be a moderator of a new sub-reddit devoted to Disney Photography. We’re just building up members but already there are some great photos being shared. If you have a chance be sure to check it out and subscribe!
Welcome to my new portfolio page. I thought it was about time I present my work in a more professional and selective manner. For those of you who have been following me there’s not much new to see here, but I’d love to hear what you think of the new site.