Photographic Innoventions: Dialing in Digital Exposure

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Positive Exposure Compensation of +0.3 EV.© Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/50s, f5.6, 200 ISO Exposure Compensation allows you to adjust the exposure measured by the camera’s light meter and telling the camera to allow more light in (positive exposure compensation) or less light in (negative exposure compensation). On your digital SLR camera, look for … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Dialing in Digital Exposure"
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Day 4 – Animals and Actors…but no Miles

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Arrgghhh….slept until 6:36 and since we had an early ADR at Donald’s Breakfastosaurus another morning went by the boards without me running. Not good. Anyway, we headed out to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and made our way to Donald’s. Here’s me…awake for only an hour, with Mr. Goofy. We left breakfast and went to see Festival … Continue reading "Day 4 – Animals and Actors…but no Miles"
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Day 5 – Good Morning EPCOT; Good Bye Alfredo’s

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Looks like no running for me at Pop Century on this trip. Missed it again this morning and tomorrow we move to Port Orleans French Quarter. Today we got a late start (wrote my blog until 1 A.M.) and went to EPCOT. We decided to visit Figment first and then we stroled into World Showcase … Continue reading "Day 5 – Good Morning EPCOT; Good Bye Alfredo’s"
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Great Movie Ride Hard-to-Find Hidden Mickeys

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I revel in hard-to-find Hidden Mickeys. Some of these Hidden Mickeys have evaded me, or maybe they’re “off the beaten path” (off stage or behind the scenes). I’m especially interested in the elusive ones, but I listen to Cast Members who whisper to me about the off stage ones (sometimes these are visible only to … Continue reading "Great Movie Ride Hard-to-Find Hidden Mickeys"
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Day 3 — A Soarin’, a Sailing, and a Soaking

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Help, I’m beginning to panic. I woke up at 4:30 Tuesday morning. Hmmm, too early to run. I’ll just close my eyes and then wake up at 5:30 and then go out and run. Big mistake. It’s been almost five days since my last run and I need to run Wednesday morning”¦but we have an … Continue reading "Day 3 — A Soarin’, a Sailing, and a Soaking"
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Day 2 — A little Bit of This and That

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Travel days take a lot out of me. The proof was that I didn’t wake up until 6:45 Monday morning”¦at the time I’m usually just back from my morning run”¦not on this morning. What was worse was that I closed my eyes and didn’t really wake up until 8:30. We had breakfast at Chef Mickey’s … Continue reading "Day 2 — A little Bit of This and That"
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Mike’s Trip Tips Trip Report – Day 1

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So here I am in Walt Disney World and I thought I’d share my trip experiences with you for the main purpose of helping you plan your next trip to Walt Disney World. I’ll reflect on some things that work for me that save me money, time, and stress. Call them tips if you like. … Continue reading "Mike’s Trip Tips Trip Report – Day 1"
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Focus on Disney World – Wolfgang Puck Cafe

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Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/18-200VR, 0.002s shutter, f5.6 It doesn’t take many hamburgers, funnel cakes and chicken fingers for me to start craving the fresh “California Cuisine” offered at Wolfgang Puck Café at Downtown Disney’s Westside. I’ve never been disappointed with a meal that I’ve had there. On my last trip I had … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Wolfgang Puck Cafe"
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Attraction Comparison: Splash Mountain

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Continuing my series of attraction comparisons…I decided to stick with the mountains, and compare the Splash Mountain attractions at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom (MK) and Disneyland (DL). Both are located in about the same area of the park – though at MK this area is in Frontierland, and at DL it’s in Critter Country. … Continue reading "Attraction Comparison: Splash Mountain"
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Taking a Break

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How appropriate that MagicMeets interrupted my training regimen. This “stop in the action” reminded me that no matter how hard we try to maintain our routines that sometimes scheduled and unscheduled events will impact these routines. Events could be in the form of vacation, a crazy work schedule, or something unexpected that plays havoc with … Continue reading "Taking a Break"
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