Future World, Epcot, Walt Disney World
Whenever I am in Epcot late at night my general plan is to run around World Showcase grabbing as many images of the country pavilions as I can. On my last trip in October I changed it up a little one night and stayed in Future World looking for interesting locations. I was not disappointed.
I have a few of my standard “go to” locations like the Imagination Pavilion or Spaceship Earth from the entrance plaza but I went looking for additional opportunities. Oh, don’t get me wrong I stuck to my standards too! I just made sure I opened my eyes to everything else. Sometimes trying to see past your own view of a location is difficult.
I was sitting on a bench waiting for some people to clear out of the area in front of the Fountain of Nations when I noticed a great opportunity to capture Mouse Gears. This is one of my favorite stores in WDW as it has a little bit of everything. I knew I was going to have to use a long exposure so I waited until the group of moving people would work for me and not against me.
This next image is of the Joffrey’s coffee stand next to Innoventions East. I really liked the color and style of this stand. I waited on the bench for a clean opportunity but the people just kept coming for a drink. Eventually I realized a static image might not be what I wanted to convey so I grabbed a few frames with people in the view. This one was my favorite as it had some energy but still a clear view of most of the stand.
Oh Universe of Energy, what can I say about you. Your pre-show is a little dated (although still fun). Your attraction is a great place to relax for 20 minutes in your nice cool building. Your best features though are your exterior views. I always stop to capture a new side of you.
I liked how the sign and even Spaceship Earth was being reflected in the illuminated water. I must confess though… this image required some work. I manually blended four separate images to get the look I wanted for this picture. It was a lot of fun though as I learned a better way to handle images like this and experimenting on this really helped solidify the concept.
I have a few more images from around Future World that I might eventually work on but these three were my favorites (of my non go to locations). I will definitely be spending more of my nights in Epcot exploring the often over looked corners. I know there are more image possibilities out there…