Today’s photo comes from this morning and the Monstrous Summer 24 hour All-Nighter! When Disney announced that they were doing another 24 hour day, I knew I had to be there for sunrise photos. I still lived in New Jersey for the Leap Day festivities last year, so there was no way I was missing this one. Waiting at the entrance, I could see a beautiful blue hour developing over the park, and I was getting antsy to be let in! Once I was let in, I made a few quick stops before heading here, the Liberty Square bridge. This is my all time favorite Magic Kingdom photo location, and I had wanted to get a capture of it at sunrise for a very long time. I did a 5 exposure bracket from -2 all the way to +2 and processed it as a 32bit HDR, which was the subject of our last ISO5571 episode. After heading home at 7:30AM, I slept for a bit and then got right to processing! This shot was taken with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, both of which are available at Amazon. If you shop at Amazon, please click the links here in the article, as anything you buy afterwards will help support the site. Thanks for looking!
Before we get to today’s photo, I’d just like to thank everyone that made yesterday’s Disney Flickr Day so much fun. We had a huge response, and it was wonderful to see some many shots from so many talented people! We hope you all keep posting your photos to Flickr, sharing them in the Disney Photography Blog Flickr group, and sharing them with us on social media! On to today’s photo now. This photo was a very tricky one to take. On the night I shot it, it had poured for about two hours, which made a weird layer of haze and fog in the sky. Add to the equation the color of Cinderella Castle that I foolishly chose to shoot, and this one took a while to get right. To capture all the dynamic range in a scene like this, a three exposure bracket was definitely necessary. Once I took care of doing that, on the computer my biggest challenge was controlling the purple on the castle. To do this, I actually desaturated the purples in the image and then darkened them using the luminance slider in Camera Raw. I also made sure to correct the distortion caused by the ultra wide lens since it made the castle look like it was leaning over. This shot was created with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, both of which are available at Amazon. If you shop at Amazon, please click the links here within [...]
Today we are trying to help reinvigorate the Disney Flickr community. As many of you know, Flickr has kind of the been the Hub so to speak for the Disney Photography Community. But, as of late, it has kind of fallen off the map, with Flickr becoming a little bit stale and not showing any signs of changing. But, the other day, Flickr rolled out a complete redesign of the site. And while recording our newest episode of ISO5571, we all recalled how we all met through Flickr and that basically this site and/or the podcast probably would have never came together if it weren’t for Flickr. So, we want to try and rebuild that community over there again. So today, we are asking you all to post a Disney photo to your Flickr account! And when you do, tweet to us at @disphotoblog and at @ISO5571 so we can share it with other people! Also, use the hashtag #DisneyFlickrDay when you tweet a link to your photo. Thanks for reading, and we can’t wait to see your photos. Promote Yourself If you post a Disney photo today on flickr, then we invite you to post a link to that photo here in the comments for others to see. The whole point it to share photos with each other, so use this as a way to promote your stream. We will try and post some of the photos later today in this article.
Today’s photo comes from some nice late afternoon light on the west coast. I am posting this shot today for no reason other than the fact that I officially miss Disneyland. It took about 3 months after visiting for me to get those nostalgic feelings when looking at photos from my last trip. Looking at this photo, I can remember exactly which friends I was with and how much fun I was having while shooting. Thankfully after this past trip, I had a lot more keepers than the first time I ever went out there. So at least the urge to correct mistakes is less than last time. But, there really is nothing quite like Disneyland and the original Magic Kingdom, and thus, I’m ready to go back. If anyone would like to fund a trip for me, let me know! This photo was taken with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, both of which are available at Amazon. If you ever shop at Amazon, please click on our links here in the post, as anything you buy afterwards will help support us. Thanks for reading!
For today’s photo, we’re going to an ol’ faithful Monorail Monday. This is a shot that has been done over and over again. I understand that. I headed to the park on the day I shot this hoping for some great late afternoon/evening light, but instead got some pretty overcast skies. I was, however, drawn to the clouds that were present. Florida clouds are usually great, whether they are puffy and white OR dark and ominous. To me, they make the shot, and add a sense of motion and drama that I really like, This shot was taken with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, both of which are available at Amazon. As always, if you shop at Amazon, please click the links here in the article to help support the site! 24 Hour Magic Kingdom Day This Friday (and going into Saturday), Disney is hosting a 24 hour day of operation at the Magic Kingdom. I will be there to hopefully shoot two sunrises. So, if you’d like to meet in the park, I will definitely be at the Liberty Square bridge right after rope drop on the 24th, which is 6AM. Hopefully some beautiful shots of Cinderella Castle and the surrounding areas will be possible. Depending on how that morning goes, I will determine where I’ll be for the 2nd sunrise/blue hour, which will be around the time Disney will be kicking us all out of the park to prepare for the [...]