Motion Over Tomorrowland

By Cory Disbrow on April 19th, 2013   |    Posted in:  Daily Disney Photo   |    2 Comments

Today’s photo comes from a fun night of closing down the Magic Kingdom.


On this night, the skies were relatively boring all day and into the evening, but as the crowds thinned out, some very interesting clouds came out to play. I got really lucky with these clouds over the Tomorrowland bridge and entrance. Instead of getting a big and ugly blanket of grey, it looked like the clouds got cut right down the middle, revealing the sky and making for a much more interesting shot. I also never noticed until I shot this frame how far over to the left Space Mountain is. It always feel like a straight shot from this entrance, but clearly it isn’t!

I purposefully shot this one with very long exposures since the clouds were moving at a pretty solid pace, which makes for a nice sense of motion over the land. It almost reminds me of the Lightspeed scenes in Star Tours, which I think is pretty appropriate for a Tomorrowland photo. To cover the vast dynamic ranges, I used three separate shots in a bracket of [-2, 0, +2] and I shot at f/11 to get the nice starbust twinkle on all the lights.

This was shot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens, both of which are available at Amazon. As always, if you shop at Amazon, please click on the links in the article, as anything you buy afterwards will help support the site! Thanks for reading!


  1. Tonya Holcomb   |   Apr 19, 2013

    I love the sky! It just feels right w Tomorrowland!

  2. Karen :0)   |   Apr 19, 2013

    This is so perfect! Love this picture!! :0)



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