Disney Pic of the Week: Pandora Ride

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Pandora is full of exciting new places and things to photograph. The color palette and lighting is a challenge to photograph as is the dark ride of the Na’vi River Journey. Towards the end of the peaceful and beautiful boat ride, you come upon the Shaman of Songs audio-animatronic. Shaman of Songs audio-animatronic on the … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Pandora Ride"
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Great Photography with Mr. Lincoln at Disneyland

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One of the highlights of my visit to Disneyland in Anaheim, California last year was attending the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln show. A few years ago, the audio-animatronic figure of the 16th President of the United States went through a re-imagineering. In a word, it was impressive. The show borrows elements from Walt Disney … Continue reading "Great Photography with Mr. Lincoln at Disneyland"
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Disney Pic of the Week: 2013 Review

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Another year is about to close. At this time, Lisa and I would like to share with you our highlights from this year’s Disney vacations. Today, I am going to share with you two photographs from my trip to Disney’s California Adventure and Disneyland. I will share my Walt Disney World ones on Friday. Many … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: 2013 Review"
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Declaration of Independence in the American Adventure

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Scott is off this week. Probably recovering from a good old American cookout in celebration of the 4th of July holiday in the United States of America. He wanted to share this scene from Epcot’s American Adventure to remind his fellow patriots of the history behind our annual day of celebration and fireworks. Scott will … Continue reading "Declaration of Independence in the American Adventure"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Pixar

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Disney did one thing right when they teamed up, and later bought, Pixar Studios. Disney knew computer generated imagery (CGI) was the future of animated movie making. Pixar was not only ahead of every other studio in CGI but had the talent and creativity to produce good stories to go with the technology. With the … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Pixar"
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The Most Popular Pirate of the Caribbean

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An audio-animatronic Captain Jack Sparrow eyes the key and treasure map of a drunken pirate in a scene from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 6400, EV +0.7. An audio-animatronic Captain Jack Sparrow eyes the key and treasure map of a drunken pirate in a scene from the Pirates of the … Continue reading "The Most Popular Pirate of the Caribbean"
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Doing the High ISO Dance

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One of the things I was looking forward to doing with my new equipment was using it on Walt Disney World’s dark rides. For the dark rides I set up my camera for spot metering and Auto ISO to go as high as 6400 with the slowest shutter speed of 1/125th of a second. I … Continue reading "Doing the High ISO Dance"
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Brother, can you spare a dime?

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A scene from the American Adventure.Nikon D70/50mm, 1/50s, f/1.8, ISO 800, EV 0, 50mm Focal Length Photographing the American Adventure show is a challenge for me and my camera. On my last trip, I was able to sit close enough to use my fastest lens, the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 or Nifty Fifty. That allowed me … Continue reading "Brother, can you spare a dime?"
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