Japan Lantern

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Disney is known for it’s attention to detail. After watching Illuminations on my last trip, I stayed to photograph around some of the pavilions of World Showcase. In Japan, this lighted paper lantern hanging from a tree in front of the Mitsukoshi Department Store caught my eye as a strong icon of the pavilion. A … Continue reading "Japan Lantern"
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Hiya, Pal! Use Your Flash

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I couldn’t have said it better myself, Mickey. It’s a given that you should turn on your camera’s flash for photos taken indoors. Did you know you should also do so for shaded outdoor areas? In fact, you can also use your flash outdoors, especially when the sun is harsh and causes dark shadows. Prime … Continue reading "Hiya, Pal! Use Your Flash"
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Flamingo Island

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Flamingo island on the Kilimanjaro Safari.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/125s, f/14, ISO 200, EV 0, 18mm focal length Flamingo island on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one place on the trip I go with a wide angle focal length and small aperture to take in the picturesque view which even includes an African elephant. … Continue reading "Flamingo Island"
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Disney Pic of the Week – Kilimanjaro Safaris

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This week we’re going to take a trip to Africa to visit the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. Our Pic of the Week has us heading out to Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Come on along as we cross the savannah with our cameras in tow. Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/320 … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Kilimanjaro Safaris"
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Where in the World #129

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This was Challenge #128: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/125s shutter, f/5.6, ISO 200 This looks a bit ominous. It can’t be a good sign when a raft comes back empty from the Kali River Rapids in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I’m worried about what might have happened to … Continue reading "Where in the World #129"
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Fire Slide

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Last week I talked about using long exposures to show water as silky flow over waterfalls. The same technique can be used to show movement for other subjects. During the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show is an exciting chase scene with motorcycles ending with the bad guy sliding through a wall of fire. I … Continue reading "Fire Slide"
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High Speed Musical

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Think your point and shoot camera has zero chance of capturing movement? Think again! Check your manuals for Continuous Shooting and/or Continuous Shooting AF (Autofocus) Modes. The icon for these modes look like 3 layered boxes. The Continuous Focus AF Mode has an “AF” on top of the boxes. In order to enable these options, … Continue reading "High Speed Musical"
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Disney Pic of the Week – Tower of Terror

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The Hollywood Tower Hotel also known as Hotel Hightower is a franchise of resorts with locations in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Anaheim, California, Tokyo, Japan, and Paris, France. Some refer to them as The Tower of Terror and only stay once while others drop in repeatedly. You’ll have to decide for yourself if one night’s … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Tower of Terror"
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