In Search of Nepal at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

I know I will never travel to Nepal like Indiana Jones did. Luckily, I can photograph Walt Disney World’s version of Nepal at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Expedition: EVEREST. I am always searching for new angles and compositions like Indy searched for rare artifacts. Walking over the metal bridge with Everest behind me I spotted one of the access trails to the seating area for the Rivers of Light nighttime show. That got me down to the water’s edge where I took the photo you see here.

AExpedition: Everest in Asia at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Expedition: Everest in Asia at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 160, EV 0, 34mm Focal Length.

If I ignored all the sounds of the park around me, I could almost feel the call of the great mountain or maybe the sound I heard was of the guests screaming down the big drop of the ride. Anyway, the Sun was at a bad angle with lots of shadows in the wrong places. I used Skylum’s Intensify CK to pull out the colorful details.

If you have not gotten into the habit, I urge you to always flip your camera into a vertical orientation to see if there is a good composition to be found. I zoomed in to simplify the composition as well. I liked how this photo flowed from green below to blue above with a nice gradient of natural colors in-between. The bridge is the only hint of civilization about.

TExpedition: Everest in Asia at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Expedition: Everest in Asia at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 250, EV 0, 38mm Focal Length.

I had fun in my search for Nepal. Think I will try another exotic location on my next trip to 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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