Epcot Germany Pavilion from Fisheye to (almost) Normal

Even when I had a Fisheye lens on my camera, I could not help myself to take a photo of the Germany pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. Germany is so different then all the other countries with a wide open and welcoming courtyard with the statue of St. George on his horse in the center.

Germany Before and After Photo Editing
Before (on the left) and After Photo Editing of the German pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

I do not want to go over how I “normalized” the Fisheye distortion here. If you are interested, visit this post from a few months ago: Adjusting Disney Fisheye Photos. I followed the same work flow detailed there.

I did do several more edits as I have been using my time to dig into more ways to improve my photos through editing using Adobe’s Lightroom Classic (desktop version).

Germany Pavilion Edited
Germany pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D750/Sigma 15mm Fisheye, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 100, EV 0. Edited in Adobe Lightroom Classic.

In the final image, I used a Graduated filter for the sky to bring down the exposure to bring out more detail in the clouds and color in the sky. I added several Radial filters to lighten out areas around the courtyard buildings. Here are the locations: Clock face, both entrances to the restaurant and the people and building on the far right. The left side I left alone as it was in sunlight. I brushed a little added exposure on the St. George statue and the red and gold tapestry painted on the statue’s base.

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Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.

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One Reply to “Epcot Germany Pavilion from Fisheye to (almost) Normal”

  1. Is it possible to take pictures which have all these details without using photo editing software? I realize the editing software can help improve the quality of the pictures for someone like me who just doesn’t always understand which aperture and shutter speed to use in that exact moment and by the time I think about it, the picture has changed.