TRON Legacy

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TRON Legacy monorail going past the Imagination Pavilion.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/6.3, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 28mm focal length TRON: Legacy opens today in the United States as the long anticipated sequel to Disney’s 1982 TRON. Earlier this year, the TRON Monorail started running between the Magic Kingdom and Epcot to promote the film. The monorail … Continue reading "TRON Legacy"
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Disneyland Circa 1973

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You never know what you will find on the internet on any given day. Sometimes you get pleasantly surprised. I recently stumbled upon Loren Javier’s online photos. Hidden among what has to be thousands of Disney photos, are some pictures from times gone by at the Disney Parks. When I contacted Loren to ask his … Continue reading "Disneyland Circa 1973"
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Disneyland Hotel Celebrates 55 Years

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Anaheim, Calif. – Oct. 5, 2010 – Fifty-five years ago today the landmark Disneyland Hotel opened as the first major hotel in Orange County. When the hotel officially opened on Oct. 5, 1955, nearly three months after Disneyland park’s opening day, 104 rooms were available. Today, the hotel boasts 969 rooms and signature suites including … Continue reading "Disneyland Hotel Celebrates 55 Years"
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New TRON Monorail Debuts at Walt Disney World

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Disney’s 3D sci-fi adventure film “TRON: Legacy” doesn’t debut in theaters until December, but starting March 19, 2010, guests at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida can see a bit of the TRON universe zipping high above their heads. Renderings of yellow and blue light cycles have transformed one of the trains on Walt Disney … Continue reading "New TRON Monorail Debuts at Walt Disney World"
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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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