Trying to Photography Too Much at Walt Disney World

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Way back in the early Nineteen-Eighties, I researched for months before my first trip to Walt Disney World. Back then there was only the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. All the time was well worth it as my honeymoon turned out fantastic. Today, it is easy to tell when talking with people after they returned from … Continue reading "Trying to Photography Too Much at Walt Disney World"
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Chinese Dragon at the Great Movie Ride

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The Great Movie Ride in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has gotten a nice face-lift with the new sponsorship from Turner Classic Movies. The Chinese Dragon Foo Dog statues out front make for a nice detail photo of the type of architectural elements found at Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. My first attempt was technically correct. Good focus … Continue reading "Chinese Dragon at the Great Movie Ride"
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Great Movie Ride HDR at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Today is my birthday and I am going to indudge myself with photographic candy. Late afternon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios means the Sun is behind The Great Movie Ride or GMR, for short. Especially, in early December when I was there last. I sure was not going to let the cloud filled sky go to … Continue reading "Great Movie Ride HDR at Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Holiday Shopping

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This week starts the official beginning of the holiday shopping season with Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving Day in the United States). Though it seems each year, it is more like as soon as Halloween is finished, Christmas shopping commences. Well, no sense complaining as we jump into Holiday Shopping at Walt Disney World. … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Holiday Shopping"
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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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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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Documenting Details Around Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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I have had the pleasure of accompanying Disney Historian Jim Korkis and fellow photographers on tours around Walt Disney World. On each tour, Jim repeated how important it was to photograph and document “everything” in the parks and resorts. Over time, things change, get replaced or plain disappear from guest areas. With rumors swirling around … Continue reading "Documenting Details Around Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Donald Duck

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Donald Duck is lucky. He blows his top and everyone laughs. Yet, he has a warm heart and is beloved by many. He even took some time out from meeting guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to give me the thumbs up. Donald Duck greeting guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/160s, f/6.3, ISO 200, EV … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Donald Duck"
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