Disney Pic of the Week: Animal Kingdom Landscape

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For Animal Kingdom I had to look back into my archives. These days it is difficult to get a panoramic or landscape photo without people in it. Here is one I found from Camp Minnie-Mickey where Pocahontas and her Forest Friends performed several times a day. I needed the panoramic feature to get the entire … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Animal Kingdom Landscape"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Holiday Landscape/Plants/Arrangements

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When I saw this topic on our list for Photo of the Week I knew exactly what I was going to hunt for in my archives! One of my favorite things, now in yesterland, were the themed trees in Camp Minnie-Mickey in Animal Kingdom. Oh, there was Donald and his nephews, Goofy, Finding Nemo, Festival … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Holiday Landscape/Plants/Arrangements"
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Ranger Donald Duck at Camp Minnie-Mickey

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Ranger Donald Duck posing with guests at Camp Minnie-Mickey.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/100s, f/4.2, ISO 400, EV 0, 29mm focal length. The Character Greeting Trails at Camp Minnie-Mickey in Disney’s Animal Kingdom often has characters not seen in the other parks or uniquely themed costumes for one of the FAB Five. My wife and daughter had their … Continue reading "Ranger Donald Duck at Camp Minnie-Mickey"
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Where in the World #273

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To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt’s Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Annie Snodgrass and Paul Moore: you’re back! Frank & Sharon say hello from Disney’s Soaring flower show! Hi! Are you still … Continue reading "Where in the World #273"
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Finale of the Festival of the Lion King

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Festival of the Lion King finale in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 1600, EV -0.3, 28mm focal length. The Festival of the Lion King takes you through a journey featuring the music from the animated movie. The finale is a crescendo of song, movement and colors which captivate audience members of all ages … Continue reading "Finale of the Festival of the Lion King"
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Disney Common Bonds 2 – Answers

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I’ve created a second “Common Bonds” quiz. Here is a reminder of how the game is played. I will be giving you three words or phrases that have something in common. It will be your job to figure out where at the four Walt Disney World theme parks these words would all be applicable. For … Continue reading "Disney Common Bonds 2 – Answers"
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Flash Monkey

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The Festival of the Lion King in Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a unique rule which both surprised and pleased me when I first heard it: Flash photography is allowed during the entire performance. The problem though is most Point & Shoot camera’s flash are not very strong. Even when I use my Nikon SB-600 Speedlight … Continue reading "Flash Monkey"
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Walt Disney World at f/2.8

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Fast lenses for digital SLR cameras have a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or bigger. Except for the Nifty-Fifty which are 50mm prime lenses at f/1.8, fast lenses are expensive. Most of the lenses in this class are considered some of the best ever made. Over the last three years, I have purchased two f/2.8 lenses … Continue reading "Walt Disney World at f/2.8"
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Have a Seat in Walt Disney World – Part 3

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Like everything that Disney does, theming is paramount. In this multi-part blog I’ll be touring all four parks and pointing out benches, chairs, and other seating options that have been themed specifically for a land or area. For the most part, I’ll be concentrating on non-restaurant seating. Part 1 covered the Magic Kingdom. Part 2 … Continue reading "Have a Seat in Walt Disney World – Part 3"
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