Portraits at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Bringing a heavy telephoto zoom lens is something I have only done at Disney’s Animal Kingdom a couple of times. In fact, the last time was back in 2013. Looking through these, I will be bringing it again. The lens I am talking about is the Nikon 80-400mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AF VR Zoom lens. It … Continue reading "Portraits at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Asia

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Motorcycle outside the FastPass entrance to the Rivers of Light show.Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/3.5, ISO 110, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length. The Disney Imagineers really went to town when it came to details throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I have found Asia to be the most colorful and suprising of all the lands there. Right down … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Asia"
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Photo Ratios on Walt Disney World Images

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Photographic ratios come in many sizes. Most digital SLR cameras follow the 35mm film ratio of 2×3 which many people know as 4×6 or Standard size. The photo of Cinderella Castle at dusk in the Magic Kingdom is shown in the 2×3 ratio. For years it was hard to find frames for this ratio but … Continue reading "Photo Ratios on Walt Disney World Images"
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Photographing Birds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Photographing birds whether at Walt Disney World or out in the wild is a challenge. While many birds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are content to stand and be still for photographs. Others are not. If you have ever watched the Eastern Golden Weavers inside the Aviary of the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, you know what … Continue reading "Photographing Birds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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In Search of Nepal at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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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 … Continue reading "In Search of Nepal at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Landscape

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Of all the parks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has wonderful landscape photography locations if you know where to look. Below is a photo taken back in 2009 which is why you do not see the recently added seating for the night time Rivers of Light show. I photographed Expedition EVEREST late in the day which is … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Landscape"
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Still Using HDR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Even with today’s software tools like MacPhun’s Intensify, I still find taking a set of photographs to create High Dynamic Range or HDR images worth my time in the field and in the digital dark room. With my cameras from Nikon, it is easy to create a bracketed set of image from -2 to +2 … Continue reading "Still Using HDR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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I enjoyed Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It is not a show with a lot of “Wow” factor like a fireworks show. The music, floats and use of projections on water is very soothing. I will say my experience in watching it was not enjoyable. I saw Rivers of Light in its third … Continue reading "Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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More Walt Disney World Aerial Photography

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If you have been following the Disney Pic of the Week blog posts recently, you have seen Deb and mine’s attempt at aerial photography at Walt Disney World. When the subject of aerial photos first came up, Deb and I found we only shared three locations. I wanted to share a couple more with you … Continue reading "More Walt Disney World Aerial Photography"
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Ruling the Animal Kingdom in Thirds

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The Rule of Thirds is a compositional rule in photography and other visual arts. The rule states that an image can be divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines. The four points which I refer to as power points formed by the intersections of these lines can … Continue reading "Ruling the Animal Kingdom in Thirds"
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