My flickr Project Part I

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I had read a few articles on how flickr, the popular Internet photo sharing community website, was being used by people to become better photographers. Besides the obvious inspirational elements of seeing great photos, I wondered if I could go a step farther and replicate the photos I admired from other flickr photographers who were … Continue reading "My flickr Project Part I"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Leading Lines

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Lines in photography are used to lead the eye to the point of interest and prevent the eye from wandering. Lines can put emphasis on distance or illustrate a relationship to foreground and background elements. Lines can be straight. Lines can be curved like the monorail tracks I photographed from the front of an express … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Leading Lines"
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Hotels that Never Were at Walt Disney World

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In early 1971, I purchased the above booklet – a “Preview Edition” of Walt Disney World. Within its 21 pages were dozens of artist’s renderings of this fantastic resort that was under construction in Florida. I took it home and read it cover to cover, twice. The booklet briefly described each of the lands within … Continue reading "Hotels that Never Were at Walt Disney World"
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A Tribute to Austin Wuennenberg

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AllEars® Team Member Jack Marshall shares his thoughts about monorail pilot Austin Wuennenberg: How difficult an undertaking is it to write about someone that wasn’t famous and you never even met? I wondered that as I sat down at the keyboard to write this. I’m speaking of Austin Wuennenberg, the monorail pilot that lost his … Continue reading "A Tribute to Austin Wuennenberg"
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Monorail View of Spaceship Earth

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Spaceship Earth as seen from a Monorail.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/320s, f/9, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 18mm Focal Length Epcot’s Spaceship Earth is as iconic as Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle. Riding the monorail around Epcot’s Futureworld, I concentrated on Spaceship Earth’s geodesic shape. This image has good light, good sun angle, height of the monorail track lifting … Continue reading "Monorail View of Spaceship Earth"
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Wide World of Disney

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A wide angle lens for a digital SLR camera is usually considered a lens of focal length 24mm lens or less (for full frame SLR it’s about 1.5 times more or 35mm). Wide angle lenses can take in a wider field of view then normal, telephoto or telephoto zoom lenses. On my last trip to … Continue reading "Wide World of Disney"
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Highway in the Sky

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For years I was convinced I was seeing the future of public transportation when I would see the Disneyland Monorail on television. When I first visited Walt Disney World I marvelled at the ease I could get from Epcot to the Magic Kingdom. The monorail system is quiet, comfortable and gives a scenic view of … Continue reading "Highway in the Sky"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Recreation

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Believe it or not, there’s a whole lot you can do at Walt Disney World besides spending time in one of the themeparks. Besides swimming at your resort, there are all sorts of recreational activities like golf, minature golf, surfing, tennis, horseback riding, parasailing, waterskiing, driving a race car and fishing. What did you say? … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Recreation"
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Frontlighting

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Almost as important as the amount of light for a photograph is the direction the light is coming from. In the next three weeks, I’ll show you how the direction of light effects your photographs. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you use, light properties and direction remain the same. Frontlighting is light illuminating … Continue reading "Frontlighting"
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1972 Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World Pictures – Part 1

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Here we go again, another set of pictures taken in January, 1972. These first two pictures were taken of the Indy Speedway from the Skyway. In the first picture, look to the left and you can see the 20,000 Leagues building. And if you look toward the back of the picture, you can see the … Continue reading "1972 Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World Pictures – Part 1"
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