Frontierland Reflections in the Magic Kingdom

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

After an early breakfast at the Crystal Palace, the Magic Kingdom had not officially opened and was very quiet. The Rivers of America was still enough to become a reflective surface.

Like any photographer, I took full advantage. First up was Harper’s Mill on Tom Sawyer Island being reflected in the water.

Harper's Mill on Tom Sawyer Island in Frontierland on a still morning at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Harper’s Mill on Tom Sawyer Island in Frontierland on a still morning.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 450, EV 0, 75mm Focal Length.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland was next.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland on a still morning at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland on a still morning.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 44mm Focal Length.

Once the rafts and riverboat start operating, the water will become to turbulent for such good reflections. The other time to get good reflections is at night after activity on Rivers of America cease. It also helps if the the air is still as it was on this day which was two days after Hurricane Irma had closed Walt Disney World.





Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.

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