Today’s photo comes from the Morocco pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot. On this particular day, the sky had a lot of haze in it, and not a ton of deep blue. But, the sun was very strong, seeing that it was in the middle of August in central Florida. That means it is time […]
Today’s photo comes to us from the Boardwalk! I was sitting down waiting for some friends to meet me for a day at Epcot, when I decided to actually take the lens cap off of my camera and try some wide shots of the Boardwalk. I usually struggle here when shooting wide, but I really […]
Anyone who has followed my photography over the years has heard me say that the lure of shooting dark rides (for me at least) is not only for nostalgic reasons, but actually more about the attempt to capture a particular scene under difficult conditions (ultra low light + motion). I’m definitely not going for a sellable print when I carry my camera on a dark ride. I’m after that 1 in 20 chance that I come away with something I would consider “decent,” and maybe even a ride stop in a particular scene to better my chances from “decent” to actually “good” (although in my experience, there’s a 99% chance that a ride stop will put me in a dark area between scenes with nothing to shoot).
Well, we’ve finally arrived at the exciting conclusion of my trip to the Hong Kong Disneyland resort. With the new areas taken care of I wandered through Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and back through Adventureland. Unfortunately the Golden Mickeys, a highly regarded stage show in Fantasyland, was down for refurbishment so I missed out. But I did get to ride It’s a Small World which seems much smaller than either the ride in Walt Disney World or Disneyland in Anaheim; Mickey’s Philharmagic; Space Mountain; Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters; and Autopia along the way. I was surprised to find Festival of the Lion King in Adventureland. The show is not a carbon copy of the Animal Kingdom Show but it is a lot of fun. Like every other ride in the park, the show is almost entirely in English with some occasionally Mandarin sprinkled in. In fact, if you are worried at all about the language barrier forget it. All the signs are in both Chinese and English and almost all the park employees speak very passable English.
Photo Magic 2013 is getting closer and we can’t wait! We wanted to post a quick update for everyone so you know what has been going on with the event planning and how you can take part in it yourself. Event T-Shirts are almost sold out! We had originally planned to stop selling the t-shirts […]
Today’s photo comes from Japan in World Showcase at Epcot. Japan is a rather unique World Showcase pavilion in my opinion, as it is one that actually uses elevation to its advantage. To get up to any of the restaurants, you have to go up a hill or up a set of steps, which I […]