Photographic Innoventions: Mechanics of Exposure

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Cinderella topiary at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival. Copyright © Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/160s, f/11, 200 ISO, -0.3 EC, 18mm Focal Length In digital photography, exposure is the total amount of light allowed to fall on to an image sensor. It’s really quite simple even though there’s a lot of science and engineering … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Mechanics of Exposure"
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Focus on Disney World – Donde esta Donald?

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Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/18-200VR, 1/200s shutter, f4.9 Say hi to Donald Duck, star of the new Mexico attraction “Gran Fiesta”. This was taken outside of the Mexico pavilion at Epcot where Donald was doing a meet and greet with park guests. In between posing with children Donald turned and gave me a … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Donde esta Donald?"
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Attraction Comparison: Space Mountain vs. Space Mountain

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As a blog topic, Deb Wills suggested that readers might be interested in a comparison of attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. It sounded like an intriguing idea to me…see what you think! I thought I’d start with one of my favorites: Space Mountain. Which is at Disneyland in California, and at Magic Kingdom … Continue reading "Attraction Comparison: Space Mountain vs. Space Mountain"
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Focus on Disney World – Astro Orbiter – Magic Kingdom

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Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/55-200, 8s shutter, f4.6 Although many people will tell you what a great view there is while riding the Astro Orbiter, I think the best view is of the ride itself, especially at night. This retro looking rocket ship ride is located in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. I … Continue reading "Focus on Disney World – Astro Orbiter – Magic Kingdom"
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Enjoying Epcot Summer Music with my sister

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My sister, Donna McMurrey, stayed at Pop Century last week for one of her twice yearly visits to Disney World. Donna is an Assistant Principal at a Dallas area high school. When she visits, we plan days or evenings in the parks (depending on my work schedule); we look for Hidden Mickeys and generally have … Continue reading "Enjoying Epcot Summer Music with my sister"
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Parking Lot Trams

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On my recent visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I noticed that the parking lot tram now has speakers mounted on the side of each passenger car, facing outward. I asked the tram driver about these speakers and he told me that this new system allows them to direct comments to guest standing along the roadside. … Continue reading "Parking Lot Trams"
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Disneyland Tips

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I’ve been asked about “Tips” for visiting Disneyland…so here’s a few things that I hope will be helpful. 1. Be at the park when it opens. You can do a LOT of rides in the first couple of hours after the park opens when most of us lazy southern California people (who have to drive … Continue reading "Disneyland Tips"
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Disneyland: What’s New, What’s Next?

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In a recent blog entry on the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage press event I mentioned that I attended a “What’s New, What’s Next” presentation, and that I might talk about that in a future blog entry. So here it is. The session was held in the “Honey I Shrunk the Audience” theater, and made good … Continue reading "Disneyland: What’s New, What’s Next?"
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Photo Updates from Walt Disney World

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All Ears® Team member Jack Spence was roaming the parks recently, and sent in these photos. First, an updated view of the space that once was occupied by the North Garden Wing of the Contemporary. Larger Version Here. Next the Haunted Mansion entrance, closed for rehab! Larger Version Here. Finally, a new figurine for sale … Continue reading "Photo Updates from Walt Disney World"
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