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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Disney Pic of the Week: Africa

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For the next four weeks, we are going to explore the Lands of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Starting with Africa. Africa’s Harambe Theatre reflected in the Discovery River.Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/160s, f/16, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 70mm Focal Length. The new home of the Festival of the Lion King Live Stage Show is reflected in the Discovery … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Africa"
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Frontierland Reflections in the Magic Kingdom

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After an early breakfast at the Crystal Palace, the Magic Kingdom had not officially opened and was very quiet. The Rivers of America was still enough to become a reflective surface. Like any photographer, I took full advantage. First up was Harper’s Mill on Tom Sawyer Island being reflected in the water. Harper’s Mill on … Continue reading "Frontierland Reflections in the Magic Kingdom"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Landscape

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Of all the parks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has wonderful landscape photography locations if you know where to look. Below is a photo taken back in 2009 which is why you do not see the recently added seating for the night time Rivers of Light show. I photographed Expedition EVEREST late in the day which is … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Landscape"
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Reflective Walt Disney World

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If there is one thing most photographers can not pass up, it is a good reflection photo. Add Disney architecture in the reflection and I can not pass it up. Like the time I walked across the bridge from Discovery Island to Africa on a still morning to see the Harambe Theatre reflected in the … Continue reading "Reflective Walt Disney World"
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Blue Hour over Expedition EVEREST

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In reviewing past blogs recently, I did a few on Blue Hour but never really explained it beyond saying it is something that happens after sunset and before complete darkness. Here are a few facts about Blue Hour: It is not an hour long but more like 15 to 25 minutes. Happens twice a day.  … Continue reading "Blue Hour over Expedition EVEREST"
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Ceremonial Canoe in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Our next stop is along the walk to Asia and just past the Yeti Shrine in Disney’s Animal Kingdom rests (rested) a very colorful ceremonial canoe. On a calm day, the water creates reflections of the canoe. To capture the beautiful colors of the canoe, I underexposed using exposure compensation by -0.3 of a stop. … Continue reading "Ceremonial Canoe in Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Looking Up at Spaceship Earth

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This week we visit Epcot and its “castle”, Spaceship Earth. You will often hear Walt Disney World fans say to Look Up when walking around the parks. I took the saying to heart when I walked up to one of the pillars which hold up Spaceship Earth and looked straight up its edge. I leaned … Continue reading "Looking Up at Spaceship Earth"
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Using a Super Zoom Lens at Walt Disney World

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I am a big fan of using Super Zoom lenses on digital SLR cameras. When I travel to places like Walt Disney World, I do not want to be carrying a lot of heavy equipment. A Super Zoom lens lets me go with a small pouch which holds an extra battery, memory cards, lens cleaning … Continue reading "Using a Super Zoom Lens at Walt Disney World"
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