Aerial Tour of Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

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Back in January, I posted a Disney Pic of the Week of an aerial photograph I took of what was then called Downtown Disney from the Characters in Flight Balloon ride. At the time, I said I had been trying to go on the ride to get new photos of Disney Springs. Third time was … Continue reading "Aerial Tour of Disney Springs at Walt Disney World"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Disney Springs Aerial

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I visited Disney Springs twice last year and both times the weather grounded the Characters in Flight balloon ride. I wanted to get an updated aerial view since the transformation from Downtown Disney for this week’s aerial topic. Unable to do so I went back and found this aerial taken back in 2011 when it … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Disney Springs Aerial"
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Sunset at Downtown Disney

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Sunset at Downtown Disney.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 4500, EV 0. Characters in Flight Balloon rises over Downtown Disney at sunset back in 2013. These days Downtown Disney is being transformed with lots of construction happening and new entertainment, shopping and dining experiences being announced. Sunset photos are tricky. It is best to meter the … Continue reading "Sunset at Downtown Disney"
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Cinderella Castle and the Red Balloon

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A red Mickey Mouse balloon behind Cinderella Castle.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/160s, f/6.3, ISO 200, EV -0.7, 11mm focal length, cropped. Hard not to get a Disney balloon in a photo at the Magic Kingdom. As I was taking this wide angle photo behind Cinderella Castle, a father passed by with a red Mickey Mouse balloon … Continue reading "Cinderella Castle and the Red Balloon"
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Color Composition at Walt Disney World

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There are many rules of composition in photography, like the Rule of Thirds, symmetry, golden triangle and others. One thing that is often overlooked is using color in composition. Color can be used to lead the viewer’s eye to the subject, create a response in the viewer or even frame an image. When studying this … Continue reading "Color Composition at Walt Disney World"
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Characters in Flight at Twilight at Downtown Disney

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Characters in Flight balloon rising from its platform at Downtown Disney.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/30s, f/3.5, ISO 3200, EV 0, 28mm focal length. I have been planning to ride the Characters in Flight balloon from the time it was announced. Yet, since it’s first flights in 2009, I have never been able to find the time or … Continue reading "Characters in Flight at Twilight at Downtown Disney"
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Main Street USA Balloons

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Balloons reflect Main Street USA where they are sold by the hundreds.Nikon D7o0/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 2500, EV +0.3, 100mm focal length As Barrie mentioned, balloons, especially those found at Walt Disney World, are special. As I walked around the Magic Kingdom this week (boy, that’s neat to say!), I saw the buildings of Main … Continue reading "Main Street USA Balloons"
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How Many Balloons…

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The last time we talked I was talking about a blurred balloon. That lead me to ask the question of how many balloons are sold at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. I asked the All Ears team, they didn’t know. I asked Lou Mongello, author of Walt Disney World Trivia Books, Volumes One and Two, … Continue reading "How Many Balloons…"
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Balloon Bust SOLVED!

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Last week I showed you a photo of a Mickey Mouse balloon hanging out in the Magic Kingdom: Balloon Bust. I told you there was a flaw with the photo. I asked you to find it and tell me how I could avoid it in the future. I had 12 comments. Thank you! Only two … Continue reading "Balloon Bust SOLVED!"
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