Spaceship Earth with Graduated Filter Mask

Adding Drama to Epcot’s Spaceship Earth

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Sometimes I look at a photo and know it has more potential than what I see straight out of the camera. For instance, this photo of Spaceship Earth in Epcot’s Future World is good but looks a little flat. All the elements are pretty much the same color and exposure. I wanted to add some … Continue reading "Adding Drama to Epcot’s Spaceship Earth"
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Disney Architectural Photography – Part 1

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Disney themeparks worldwide are home to beautiful and unique architectural structures. For the next three weeks, I am going to explore how best to photograph some of them. To photograph architecture specific types of gear and techniques are needed. Whether you are using a digital SLR, compact or even a phone camera, a wide angle … Continue reading "Disney Architectural Photography – Part 1"
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Walt Disney World in Black and White

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I always associate Disney with color. Which is interesting because I first watched Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color television show on my family’s black and white tv back in the mid-1960’s. With that in mind, this week I decided to visit each of Walt Disney World’s themeparks in Black and White. All of these … Continue reading "Walt Disney World in Black and White"
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Disney Pic of the Week: The Seas with Nemo & Friends

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The Seas of the world are ever moving, always in motion. I really liked how Disney captured that trait of the sea at The Living Seas when it first opened and kept it with the re-imagined The Seas with Nemo & Friends in Epcot’s Future World. The sign to the attraction sits in the middle … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: The Seas with Nemo & Friends"
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Polarizing Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom

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This is the third of three blogs about subjects being taught at the Focus on Epcot Photowalk held on Monday, February 9, 2015. Click the link for more information. The previous two posts in this series talked about focusing issues. This week we turn towards changing the light entering our camera’s lens with a polarizing … Continue reading "Polarizing Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom"
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Main Street Electrical Parade Over Time

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There was a late night performance of the Main Street Electrical Parade on my last visit to the Magic Kingdom. The platform overlooking Main Street USA only had a few people so I set up the camera on a tripod to get ready to make a photo I had seen many other photographers do. I … Continue reading "Main Street Electrical Parade Over Time"
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Epcot’s Mexico Pyramid

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Mexico’s Aztec Pyramid in Epcot’s World Showcase.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/100s, f/16, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 28mm focal length, polarizer filter. Florida has lots of blue sky which sets up the warm tones of Mexico’a pyramid in Epcot’s World Showcase. I used a Circular Polarizing filter to deepen the sky’s color even more for my Disney Pic … Continue reading "Epcot’s Mexico Pyramid"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Illuminations

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The current Illuminations fireworks show, Reflections of Earth, is a fabulous show right in the heart of Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon. I believe it it the closest guests get to a Disney fireworks show at Walt Disney World. I recently shared with you photography tips and a new favorite location for Illuminations. For this Disney … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Illuminations"
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Epcot Flowers

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Hanging flowers in front of Epcot’s Italy pavilion.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/100s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm focal length, polarizer filter. It was a beautiful Autumn day in Epcot’s World Showcase when I took this photo featuring these beautiful flowers in hanging pots in front of the Italy pavilion. I used a small aperture of f/16 … Continue reading "Epcot Flowers"
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