Spinning Away

By Cory Disbrow on December 5th, 2012   |    Posted in:  Daily Disney Photo   |    4 Comments

Hello everyone! For today’s post, we are headed to the New Fantasyland, Storybook Circus to be more precise!

I think the new Dumbo in Storybook Circus is significantly more photogenic than the version that existed over by the Carousel. There are just so many more visual elements to make photographs with, and there are two spinners! To create this shot, I needed to go for a long exposure, so a tripod was a must. I also knew that I wanted to have the correct amount of light across the frame, so I took this as a 5 exposure bracket of [-2, -1, 0, +1, +2] and blended them using Exposure Fusion in Photomatix, which is my favorite way of creating nighttime images. All things considered, this is the first shot of the new Dumbo that I’ve been pleased with!

This shot was taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Olympus 14-42mm kit lens. Have you seen or photographed the new Dumbo yet? If not, are you looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments! Thanks for reading!


  1. Rsholman   |   Dec 5, 2012

    Cory – fantastic photo. I just spent a week at Disney World with my Olympus OM-D and the 12-35 2.8. The low light capabilities and clean high Iso gave me amazing photos of dark rides like Pirates and Haunted Mansion. I thought I’d miss my Canon 7D – but never looked back – and the weight was Ana extra bonus

  2. Deborah   |   Dec 5, 2012

    I just road on Dumbo last Tuesday, it was so much fun! I had two great days in Orlando.

  3. Brett Kiger   |   Dec 7, 2012

    Nice shot, Cory! You are coaxing some great images from that little kit lens. Here’s my E-M5 attempt with the 7.5mm fisheye from earlier this year:


  4. Scott Smith   |   Dec 20, 2012

    Cool shot!!! I haven’t done any real shooting of Storybook Circus yet. On a somewhat different note, the main queue inside is very nicely done. It’s definitely a great place to beat the heat, or let the kids burn some energy. Not sure how creative you could get with shots of it though, unless it’s pretty empty.



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