A Different Look at King Arthur Carrousel at Disneyland Park

When I went out to get night shots (would you believe it was 4:30 a.m.?) of King Arthur Carrousel for documentation, I brought along most of my lenses, including a great little 15mm fisheye. After about an hour taking images with my normal lenses, I thought I would have some fun with the fisheye lens. The first photo below is an example of a photo I would usually take documenting an attraction.

King Arthur Carrousel at Disneyland Park

When I first saw this next image on the back of my camera I laughed out loud, and I knew I was seeing a funny side to the majestic and historical Carrousel horses.

King Arthur Carrousel at Disneyland Park

Below are a few more examples of the photos through a fisheye lens.

King Arthur Carrousel at Disneyland Park

King Arthur Carrousel at Disneyland Park

King Arthur Carrousel at Disneyland Park


  • You’ll need to “document” again soon. On Monday, we noticed that all of the “stirrups” had been changed. (Your photographs helped us to see that we weren’t imagining it. They are different now.)

  • Do you get paid to walk around and take pics of Disney World? If so, hey Disney, I’ll do it for free!

  • what an awesome idea, delbert. how cool would it be to add a guided tour with a photography element as the emphasis? i’d soooooooooo do that in a second. ๐Ÿ˜€

    paul: i love your photos. the fish eye gives an AMAZING quality to these pictures, esp. since it’s a carousel. it’s like you caught the movement of it without having it move!

  • Paul again & again you always really make me excited for my trips down the 5 to Disneyland… Is there anyway in the near future you’d be willing to take me around the park to take photographs with you? I can pay for the tickets, etc… not looking at a free disneyland trip by any means, I would just really love a walk around with you taking pictures! (Has something like that ever been offered at the parks?)

    Well, thanks again for the pictures!!

    I’ll be at Disneyland this Friday with my DSLR in hand!

  • I wish I could name them all on sight! I’ve tried studying the list here, but there’s so many…
    Love the fish eye shots!

  • These are great photos!! Thank you so much for posting them. I always look forward to seeing your posts & images of Disneyland!

  • This is the best view of carrousel horses we have ever seen. My daughter and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • As someone who just bought a fisheye camera, I am very excited about these photos.

  • As a photographer and lover of carousels, I love these pictures! You have such a fun job.

  • Once again I am in awe of your photos. Thank you for sharing. My friends tease me all the time because I never come to Disneyland without my camera. They always say… “Don’t you already have 200 photos of the castle?” I say “Not from this angle.” I don’t think one can ever run out of things to take pictures of at Disneyland.

  • I love it! the fish eye lense makes they look so happy! Almost alive, coming up to nuzzle!

  • Love these pictures – so much life.

  • That first fish eye pic makes me think of a camel for some reason and like I’m by Aladdin in WDW’s MK… Nice to get a different perspective on a classic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • omgoodness I would love to take pictures of them. this is absolutely amazing. :]

  • I almost prefer the fish eye look. A young one would find the shots more whimsical.

  • There is one horse that I love a few rows behind Jingles (and one horse in) because he has his tongue sticking all the way out to the side of his mouth. You would’ve had tons of fun with him using your fisheye lens ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Those photos are awesome!
    Great work as usual.

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