Photographic Innoventions: Bokeh!

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No, it’s not the name of a new ballroom dance craze. Bokeh is used to describe a certain camera lens characteristic. Bokeh comes from the Japanese word “boke” which means fuzzy. Sounds like a strange characteristic for a lens to have, doesn’t it? Bokeh describes how the background looks when shooting with the lens at … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Bokeh!"
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February WDW Trip Report Part 3b, Sunday 2/3/08

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When I returned to the hotel I called WDW Dining and was able to get a reservation at the Brown Derby for dinner at 6:15pm. I lucked out since there was only one show of Fantasmic so anyone on the Fantasmic Dinner Package would be finishing by that time. As I walked toward the Hat … Continue reading "February WDW Trip Report Part 3b, Sunday 2/3/08"
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Dreams Do Come True – A Night in Cinderella’s Castle – Part 1

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All Ears reader Kim Howe had the “dream of a lifetime” in December, when the Walt Disney World Dream Team awarded her a night’s stay in Cinderella’s Castle. She shares her magical story with All Ears. I look back now to my every step and action of the morning that put me in the right … Continue reading "Dreams Do Come True – A Night in Cinderella’s Castle – Part 1"
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February WDW Trip Report Part 3a, Sunday 2/3/08

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Wow! I can’t tell you the last time I had a full day at WDW (it’s been several years) with absolutely NOTHING on the agenda. No dining plans, no meetings, no research, no meets… just a day for me to spend doing whatever I wanted. The first order of business was to NOT have a … Continue reading "February WDW Trip Report Part 3a, Sunday 2/3/08"
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Pirate Tutorial

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The “Pirate Tutorial” show at the Magic Kingdom has been moved to a new location. Once performed in a make-shift area next to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction, the “Pirate Tutorial” show has now found a permanent, more substantial home. The small stage next to the “El Pirata y el Perico” restaurant that was … Continue reading "Pirate Tutorial"
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Focus on Disney World – Where in the World? #27

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This was Challenge #26: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 0.4s shutter, f4.5 This sculpture is in the lobby area of the Impressions de France film in Epcot’s World Showcase. I’ve always thought that this was a gargoyle but I just learned that this replica of a stone carving … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Where in the World? #27"
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February WDW Trip Report Part 2, Saturday 2/2/08

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Saturday was spent with a family who I’ve known for several years. Bonny and Andrew have a special daughter named MJ who is featured (page 246) in the PassPorters Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line book I co-authored. MJ is a 7 year old girl with multiple disabities including Right … Continue reading "February WDW Trip Report Part 2, Saturday 2/2/08"
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Wolfgang Puck Express

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Wolfgang Puck Express at the Marketplace is currently closed and undergoing a major rehab. According to their sign, they will reopen sometime in the spring. I don’t have any details, but as you can see from the photo, a substantial bit of construction is taking place.
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