Christmas Wish 2016

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Cinderella Castle transformed by Queen Elsa into an Ice Castle.Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/60s, f/4, ISO 6400, EV -1.0, 16mm Focal Length. Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it! — Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas. Scott will be taking next week off to … Continue reading "Christmas Wish 2016"
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Holiday Wishes from Main Street USA

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Before the Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, I photographed Holiday Wishes from the same location. I used the Bulb Technique described in this post: Photographing Fireworks. This is a test shot to line up Cinderella Castle down Main Street USA. Cinderella Castle at the end of Main Street USA in Ice Lights.Nikon D750/16-35VR, 30s, f/11, … Continue reading "Holiday Wishes from Main Street USA"
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Photographing the Christmas Parade in the Magic Kingdom

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As I mentioned a few days ago in the Disney Pic of the Week on Holiday Parade Floats, I would be telling you about my experience photographing Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade for the first time. Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade. Seeing it might be a long time before I could see the … Continue reading "Photographing the Christmas Parade in the Magic Kingdom"
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Disney Pic of the Week: The Great Movie Ride

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Back in February of this year (2015), the Sorcerer’s Hat was about 80 percent removed from Disney’s Hollywood Studies. I knew the next time I would visit, the view down Hollywood Blvd. would be very different. Or would it? For Star Wars Weekends and Frozen Summer Fun, Disney placed a large stage in front of … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: The Great Movie Ride"
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FP+ Fireworks Locations at Walt Disney World

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I photographed Illuminations and Wishes fireworks shows from FastPass+ (FP+) locations in Epcot and the Magic Kingdom on my last trip. The FP+ locations had their advantages and disadvantages which I will discuss below. Magic Kingdom Wishes photographed from the FP+ location in the Magic Kingdom.Nikon D750/Tokina 16-28mm, 10.5s, f/16, ISO 100, EV 0, 16mm … Continue reading "FP+ Fireworks Locations at Walt Disney World"
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Blue Storm at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Tower of Terror as a storm closes in on Disney’s Hollywood Studios.Nikon D750/28-300VR, 4.5s, f/22, ISO 100, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length, Tripod. I bet you can guess by this photo I took last Saturday from the location of the Photo Meet outside of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the weather was not too good. In fact, … Continue reading "Blue Storm at Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Do-over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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The photo this week was taken by me in February of 2009 from the location of tomorrow’s All Ears Photo Meet. Earlier this year, the Sorcerer Mickey Hat was removed from in front of the Great Movie Ride. The view down Hollywood Blvd. is now clear right up to the reproduction of the Mann’s Chinese … Continue reading "Do-over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Tripods at Walt Disney World Review

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A very useful photographer tool for low light and night photography at Walt Disney World is a Tripod. While it is not essential to have a tripod for the upcoming All Ears Picture This! Photo Meet on Saturday, Setpember 12, 2015, having one would allow you to photograph past sunset and into the Blue Hour. … Continue reading "Tripods at Walt Disney World Review"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Blue

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This week’s color is Blue. I changed it up some and instead of showing you a blue building, character or ride, I decided to go with my favorite time of day to photograph: Blue Hour. I also like to find brown/yellow to contrast the deep blue sky with. The Aztec Pyramid in the Mexico pavilion … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Blue"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Trashcans

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Trashcans at Walt Disney World are everywhere. You can not walk 20 feet without coming upon one. Sadly, Disney has found in their American parks, such an abundance is needed. When photographing there, it is hard not to get a trashcan in a wide angle composition. This is what happened to me when I was … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Trashcans"
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