A Matter of Minutes

By Cory Disbrow on June 17th, 2013   |    Posted in:  Daily Disney Photo   |    1 Comment

Today’s photo is another Magic Kingdom sunrise shot, but is one to help prove a point and teach a lesson.


This shot is a very similar composition to one shot that I posted a few weeks ago from the same morning. The shot I posted before was taken about 30 minutes earlier. It really is remarkable to see the difference in 30 minutes when it comes to blue hour/sunrise or sunset shooting. In the earlier shot, it was primarily blue hour with a tiny bit of orange starting to hit the horizon. 30 minutes later, there is much more orange and yellow in the sky, and the blue is, for the most part, gone. The above shot was also a much more difficult one to process. The light during the blue hour on that morning was much more smooth and there wasn’t quite as much dynamic range to the scene. In this photo, the light is a little more harsh from the sun being higher. That being said, I like both shots, but I think I prefer the blue hour version. What do you all think?

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 are an Amazon shopper, please click our links within the article, and then anything you purchase will help support the site! Thanks for reading!

1 Comment

  1. Jjon   |   Jun 17, 2013

    I’m very much a fan of the blue hour.That said I do like the warmer colours of the later castle. Timing and luck. great work.



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