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Ships Passing in the Night

Yes, I know this photo looks like I merged two photos together, but I didn’t. Today’s cameras are truly amazing with how they handle the “noise” associated with high ISO numbers. I shot this photo using a tripod with a 3200 ISO at a ¼ second and a 4.0 aperture. Ordinarily, I would have expected the Sailing Ship Columbia to appear as the sharper ship in this photo because it’s not moving and I would have expected the Mark Twain to be a bit blurry because it is moving. However, I think the Mark Twain looks as sharp because it was moving away from me and not across my field of view.

The Sailing Ship Columbia and the Mark Twain Riverboat at Disneyland Park


  • This is a beautiful photograph =) I think it really captures the essence of Disneyland!

  • Beautiful! Love it!

  • Incredible! Thanks for sharing.

  • What a beautiful pic…..I too would love a camera capable of this 🙂
    Well done and thank you for sharing such a fantastic image

  • I dont think they are both passing in the night, looks like the Columbia “docked”. but cool pic.

  • Mary from Santa Barbara, CA

    This picture is AMAZING!!! Disney thanks for sharing it!!!

  • I took a shot exactly like this on our trip to DL in December:) It’s one of my favorite pics. I took mine with my Canon Rebel T1i.

  • A real beauty, Paul. The Park’s even more magical at night.

  • I, also, would like to now what camera was used as well as the lens. Awsome image!

  • Very nice! 🙂

  • That is amazing! What type of camera did you use for this shot? I’d love a camera that can handle low light like that!

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