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Balloon with a View

posted on March 18th, 2010 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

Balloon with a View

No matter where you are in the Parks you can’t help but see balloons. Here’s a unique perspective I captured while looking through a Mickey Mouse balloon on Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland park.

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tanyetta on March 18th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

PERFECT shot!!!! We LOVE all things Disney!


Fred from CA on March 18th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Very surreal shot, I love it! :)


Jaclyn on March 18th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Oh, wow this is VERY cool. I love balloon pictures – so colorful and whimsical :)


Jannice on March 18th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I love this!


Dina on March 18th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

A perfect Disney picture – I would frame this!


Diana on March 18th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

That is so cool, captured very nice


Ellen on March 18th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Creative, nicely framed, depth of field surprisingly good with the reflection and all. Plus, I like purple.


Charla from CA on March 18th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Paul – your work never ceases to amaze me. Fantastic!


Michael on March 18th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I like the unusual shots…


Samantha on March 18th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Love the shot. What lens did you use? How about ISO and f/stop and shutter? I’m taking a photo class, and would love to recreate that shot.


Paul Hiffmeyer on March 18th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Thank you, Samantha. I used one of my favorite lenses, the 70-200 2.8 at 160mm. I set the aperture to 6.3 to get more depth of field, the shutter to 1/400 and the ISO to 320 to stop the movement of the balloon.


Felicia from CA on March 18th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Oh wow! I have to go try that out the next time I go to Disneyland! 😀


mary on March 18th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

What an awesome view of Main street! Can’t wait to get back to Disneyland!!!


Claudia on March 19th, 2010 at 2:01 am

I want Paul’s job!!!!!!!


Jeff from NJ on March 19th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Love the photo. Great stuff!


Kellie on March 19th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

what a great picture!The balloons are part of the experience.On our last trip we splurged and bought our 4 yr. old one,all she wanted and it survived the 7 hr. drive home in the car w/3 kids and stayed inflated for 2 more weeks,well worth the $7 for the joy it brought!


Amy from CA on March 19th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

We got a similar shot at Christmastime a few years ago. It my little brother and sister looking into a huge ball on the tree at the end of Main Street and you can see a reflection of Main Street behind them. Very cool.


Katie from LA on March 20th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I have to say Mr. Hiffmeyer that I enjoy all of your photography. But I believe this is my favorite so far. It captures so much about Main Street U.S.A.