As a travel photographer, I make it my goal to create a sense of place when photographing on location. Most Walt Disney World Resorts are themed in such a way as to do the same. They are great places for new photographers to work on this skill.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter (POFQ) theme is pretty straightforward. The resort’s medallion has its origins in New Orleans’ Mardi Gras festival icons.
Photography Note: The challenge photographing the medallion was the bright sky behind it. I used spot metering to get a good, bright and colorful exposure while controlling the sky with an EV of -0.6.
New Orleans, besides Mardi Gras, is famous for food and music. Earlier this week, I shared a photo of the delicious Mickey Mouse beignets, which can be found in the Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory food court.
Music is represented in a couple of locations. First up are members of the Alligator Band along the path to the main pool, where more of the band continues to entertain guests.
Photography Note: I noticed this composition earlier in the day but the sunlight was harsh with lots of shadows. The studio-like lighting at night brought out the colors.
In the Scat Cat’s Lounge you will find the blues being played nightly. Glass etchings surrounding the lounge have musicians and instruments relating to the blues.
New Orleans has its steamboat tours of the bayous. POFQ has the Sassagoula Steamboat Company, which takes guests up and down the Sassagoula River to either Disney Springs or Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.
I hope I gave you a sense of Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter beyond the guest rooms.
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