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In Focus: Disney Dream

I’m very lucky to have made five trips in the last two years to help document the construction of the Disney Dream – watching it go from the first plate of raw steel in 2009 to a magnificent, nearly finished ship as Disney Cruise Line officially takes delivery of this gem during a ceremony today in Germany.

And every time I come back to the ship, even if it’s only been a week since my last trip (or two weeks in this case), I’m amazed by how much has changed.

Donald Duck Aboard the Disney Dream

Recently, just for kicks, I brought a fun little gadget with me, a low-tech camera lens that can skew the plane of focus and give photos an almost toy-camera quality. I played around as I walked the ship and used it to shoot some of the fun new details that caught my eye.

This little slideshow definitely isn’t a comprehensive look at the Disney Dream, it’s more like a teaser of what’s to come.

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  • Video does not work. I get sound but just a green for the ppicture. All my other videos work, from others sites and youtube.

  • This is an amazing video! I can not wait to see the dream in person, I’m so excited! And all the videos of her just builds up the excitement so keep them coming!

  • Definitely brought a tear to my eye. Can’t wait to see the new girl. may have to show up on Day 1 when she comes into port.

  • thanks so much for posting this video i love it:), but it makes my wait to get on the ship almost unbearable

  • OH THIS LITTLE PEEK A BOO VIDEO JUST KEEPS ON BUILDING THE LUMP IN THE THROAT. OH THAT CHANDELIER IS GOING TO BE SO BEAUTIFUL TO SEE.
    I CANNOT WAIT FOR APRIL AND ALSO WANT TO KNOW WHEN THE DREAM IS TO FIRTS ARRIVE AT PORT CANAVERAL. WANT TO RIDE UP TO SEE HER SAIL IN FROM THE NEQARBY PARK.

    128 DAYS BEFORE WE GO AGAIN. AT MY AGE HATE TO WISH DAYS AWAY…………BUT………..CAN’T HELP IT!
    LOOKS JUST FANTASTIC D.C.L.

  • I <3 Tilt-Shift photography.

  • I would absolutely love to see a book on the maiden voyage that chronicles the building of this ship. I can’t WAIT to board on January 26th!

  • Thats my dad! He is still in germany and this is making me and my family smile so much! Beautiful pictures! We are so proud! Love you daddy! :-)

  • 250 days until we sail the Dream! CANNOT wait – this was a great slide show, just enough of a tease.
    And LOVE the music!! What was it, and can it be found someplace for download?

  • It brought a tear to my eye, the photos and the music were so well done. We really enjoyed it….Can’t wait to see the rest….

  • Great shots as always, and love getting all of these sneak peaks at the Disney Dream! Looks like the shots were taken with a lensbaby…

  • The photos definitely have a dream-like quality, a perfect tease!

  • Wow! So exciting!!! As I watched this video, I tried to figure out what draws me to all things Disney – particularly the the Cruises. I think it has to do with the total immersion, the complete and utter trust that during time spent on a Disney Cruise, everything will be okay. I can’t wait until the next one!

  • This looks so great! I was one of four families that won the maiden voyage trip for this ship! To be the first ones on it will be amazing!!

  • Can you please please let me know what music this is and if I can buy it? It is GREAT! So were the pictures! I can’t wait to one-day get on another cruise :)

  • Amazing pictures!! Can’t wait to see it in person on our very first Disney Cruise aboard the Dream on January 3rd 2012!!!

  • Absolutely beautiful pictures! Can’t wait to see the Dream in person!!

  • *photographer, not photography!

  • Fantastic! We’re going on the Dream in October and love every update about it! As a photography, I love those pictures! Do you mind sharing what kind of camera you used? Also, great music!

  • This is the first time I have cried thinking about a Disney Cruise. I am so excited that because of the kindness of others, I’ll be on this ship within it’s first month of operation. WooHoo!!!!

  • Those pictures are fantastic! What camera did you use, exactly?

    • The camera is actually a lens called a Lensbaby . The current equivalent of the older version I used is called the Muse, and it allows you to manipulate an image’s focus by bending, compressing or stretching a flexible lens bellows. It’s a low-cost, low-tech gadget that’s a lot of fun to play with and is available for a number of different camera makes.

  • Beautiful pictures! I can’t wait to board the ship for the first time! :)

  • Walt must be proud!

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