Epcot’s Future World through an UWA Lens

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As I prepare for my vacation to the Northwestern United States, I know I will be using my ultra wide angle (UWA) lens a lot throughout the trip. The Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens is a favorite of mine since I borrowed a friend’s for a Walt Disney World trip back in 2015. … Continue reading "Epcot’s Future World through an UWA Lens"
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Fireworks and Monorails at Epcot

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A monorail passes Journey into Imagination’s Reverse Waterfall as Illuminations fireworks explode overhead.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 15.7s, f/9, ISO 400, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length, Tripod. Scott is taking this week off to enjoy Fourth of July festivities which will include fireworks. It reminded him of this photo of a monorail passing Journey into Imagination’s Reverse … Continue reading "Fireworks and Monorails at Epcot"
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On the Edge of Mission: Space

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How many times have you gotten home or back to your resort room and, when going through your photos, you find distractions around the edges? I used to have a lot until I trained myself to see the around the edges before pressing the shutter button down. Here’s an example of what I mean. I … Continue reading "On the Edge of Mission: Space"
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Four Parks of Walt Disney World

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Let’s take a trip around the world as in Walt Disney World with a twist. I created this collage using none of the usual park icons. The Four Parks of Walt Disney World. From top left: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in the Magic Kingdom, Imagination Pavilion in Epcot, Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and … Continue reading "Four Parks of Walt Disney World"
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Don’t Stand when Photographing at Walt Disney World

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Hey, listen up! Don’t stand when photographing if you want to take unique and different photographs at Walt Disney World or anywhere else. I will say most of the photos we take we are standing and it shows. They are not as interesting as there are so many of the same everywhere you look online, … Continue reading "Don’t Stand when Photographing at Walt Disney World"
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Disney Architectural Photography – Part 1

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Disney themeparks worldwide are home to beautiful and unique architectural structures. For the next three weeks, I am going to explore how best to photograph some of them. To photograph architecture specific types of gear and techniques are needed. Whether you are using a digital SLR, compact or even a phone camera, a wide angle … Continue reading "Disney Architectural Photography – Part 1"
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Walt Disney World in Black and White

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I always associate Disney with color. Which is interesting because I first watched Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color television show on my family’s black and white tv back in the mid-1960’s. With that in mind, this week I decided to visit each of Walt Disney World’s themeparks in Black and White. All of these … Continue reading "Walt Disney World in Black and White"
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Reflections of Epcot

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Epcot turned 35 this week. I first visited EPCOT Center on October 3, 1983. It was more open then. Nothing in front of Spaceship Earth except a water fountain. No advanced dining reservations back then. You had to either go to the restaurant’s podium early in the morning or use a video kiosk where a … Continue reading "Reflections of Epcot"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Souvenirs for Kids

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This week’s theme is Souvenirs for Kids. In my mind, plush toys are the most popular toys which kids want at any Disney themepark. Sized and priced for newborns all the way up to the kid in all of us. Shops like MouseGear in Epcot have shelves and even whole rooms filled with them. I … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Souvenirs for Kids"
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