Empty Future World

By Cory Disbrow on February 6th, 2013   |    Posted in:  Daily Disney Photo   |    3 Comments

Today’s post is something anyone who takes photos at Disney would jump at the opportunity for, the chance to shoot an empty Future World at Epcot during the day.


This was taken on September 30th of this past year, the day of the D23 event for Epcot’s 30th Anniversary. Since the event started early, we were given access to the park nice and early as well. I don’t think neither Ryan, Don, or myself had any intention of doing photography at this hour, but when we noticed no one around, we kind of had to pull the brakes and get out the gear. I love the EPCOT Center logo in the ground, and I think it makes for a wonderful compositional anchor for photos in this area. This photo is not only special because of the opportunity, but for a reminder of the great fun that was had during this weekend with friends, new and old.

This was taken with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens, which can be purchased at Amazon. Thanks for looking!


  1. Alan Rappa   |   Feb 6, 2013

    I have to confess, I never even knew that classic Epcot logo was there until shooting this spot late one night with you Ryan & Don.


    It is a great detail though – and an amazing one to capture during the day. Quite a lucky moment

  2. Samantha Decker   |   Feb 6, 2013

    Beautiful shot Cory. I would have thought you took it with your 17-40, it just has that ultra-wide look to it, but then again I’m not very good at guessing focal lengths! I’m curious how you like the Tamron 28-75. I just upgraded to full frame and I’ve got a 24-105 which has a nice range, but I’m missing the f/2.8.

    • Cory Disbrow   |   Feb 7, 2013

      Hey Samantha,

      Congrats on the upgrade to full frame, you’ll love it! After coming over from a crop, 24 or 28mm can actually feel quite wide, which is awesome.

      I don’t own the Tamron, as I was just borrowing it for the weekend, but from the limited time I had with it, I really like it. It offers close to a 24-70 range, with the f/2.8, while not being too big or heavy. And it comes in a $500, which is a lot less than many other full frame lenses in the same price bracket. That alone justifies it for me, and I give it a thumbs up!



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