What do these three photos have in common, besides being taken at Disney California Adventure park? To me, they all show how wind can affect a photo. The wind was blowing really hard when I set out to take photos for this “Disney Parks After Dark” post. This changed what I had hoped to capture – I think for the better.
The spinning windmill at Fillmore’s Taste-In at Cars Land immediately caught my attention. I don’t remember ever seeing it spin that fast before!
For the next photo, of Sarge’s Surplus Hut, I used a flash at full power to stop the motion of the flag.
My favorite of the three is the view of Paradise Bay with Mickey’s Fun Wheel in the background. With a 13-second exposure, the water should be fairly smooth – but if you look closely, you can see what appears to be small waves being pushed by the wind.
See the posts below for more from the “Disney Parks After Dark” series:
This week on the Disney Parks Blog, some of my favorite photos came from the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, which just had its 25th anniversary. If you haven’t seen them, don’t miss the gallery below, which was snapped by Disney photographer Gene Duncan.
Not to be outdone, Disneyland Resort photographer Paul Hiffmeyer also showed off some amazing nighttime images of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. Have you visited Radiator Springs yet?
Be sure to check out the gallery below for more images of our week at Disney Parks.
Just when you thought New Fantasyland couldn’t get any prettier, someone turns out the lights and adds fireworks.
This week’s Disney Parks After Dark photo is an amazing shot of Beast’s Castle that was snapped during a recent performance of Wishes nighttime spectacular. Can you imagine the view from up there?
Picture this: You’re winding through Ornament Valley riding in a shiny, convertible race car. While taking in the desert scenery and after traveling through an archway, there it is – just to the right – Firewall Falls, the most beautiful waterfall in these here parts.
Well, at least that’s how I felt the first time I rode Radiator Springs Racers at night. It only seems fitting that Firewall Falls is the second waterfall featured in my series, “Waterfalls of the Disneyland Resort.”
Here are a few more photos I captured that morning before sunrise at Radiator Springs Racers. Check back for the next post in my waterfalls series.
Depending on where you live in Norway, you can go for months with the sun never setting, or rising. Hence, “The Land of the Midnight Sun” loosely defines much of this ancient country. As I recently visited the Norway Pavilion in Epcot, the weather happened to be dark and blustery-something Norwegians, no doubt, see a lot more than we do in Florida. I decided to exploit the weather a little, reaching into a little photographer’s bag of “tricks” to help heighten a sense of drama that faced Vikings as well as gnomes.
HDR, or High Dynamic Range, is a photographic process by which one can alter the appearance of reality-in small and large ways. Today, I thought it provided a different look to a pavilion that has been seen by countless guests over its 25-year existence. It is my hope to travel somewhere between history and mythology.
Ok, all you dads, sons and daughters, we brought this to you last year and just had to bring it back by popular demand. It’s a present you can print and give to your mom right from home.
So just like last year, if you book a Family Portrait Session as a Mother’s Day gift with Disney Fine Art Photography & Video, they will email you a Magical Mother’s Day Gift Proclamation to present Mom on Mother’s Day to let her know you’ve booked a special portrait session for her. Her name will even be placed on the proclamation and “signed” by your royal family. This was a huge hit with moms and dads last year and so easy to do.
All you have to do is call Disney Fine Art Photography & Video at 407-934-4004, and tell them you want to book a Family Portrait Session and a Magical Mother’s Day Gift Proclamation emailed to you. It’s that easy.
You don’t even have to be staying on Walt Disney World Resort property or visiting one of the parks to have a session with Disney Fine Art Photography & Video – anyone can book a session.
Capturing and holding those memories close is so important to our moms. She will truly cherish this gift from the heart.
As we pause to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of Tokyo Disneyland, I decided to take a walk through our own Japan Pavilion inside Epcot. I was immediately transformed by the tranquil environment, the gentle, smiling faces, and the beautiful art that surrounded me.
From bold bronze sculptures to the most delicately painted fabrics, I was truly transported into a magical and hypnotic culture through its artistic creations. I put this short slide show together to share just a few of the details that caught my eye. I hope you enjoy spending one minute in Japan, with no passport needed.
Tonight’s Disney Parks After Dark photo comes to us from Disneyland Paris on the eve of the park’s 21st anniversary.
Here, Photographer Tom Bricker captured the bright and beautiful lights of the park’s gateway into Adventureland.
Be sure to check the Disney Parks Blog tomorrow for more on the park’s anniversary and check out our past looks into this park at night in the list of posts below:
Tonight’s Disney Parks After Dark photo is a shot that was taken at one of my favorite times of day in our parks – dusk. Is it me, or does this time of day seem to make colors really pop?
I love this shot of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, shot by Photographer Tom Bricker, at Magic Kingdom Park. It totally makes me want want to take another ride through the tiny mining town of Tumbleweed as soon as possible.