Drums at the Ready

Japan Pavilion, World Showcase, Epcot, Walt Disney World

Any trip I make to Epcot it is a certainty that I will be stopping in the Japan Pavilion for some pictures. It is a toss up between this pavilion and the China pavilion as to which is my favorite to photograph. There is such beautiful architecture and landscaping in both of these pavilions.

On the Goju-no-to Pagoda the Matsuriza Taiko Drummers perform a show numerous times a day. This is a must see show if you are in Epcot (you can hear the drumming most of the way around World Showcase). I end up watching this show during every visit. When I visited on Wednesday I spied the drums all lined up on the pagoda waiting for the next show. I had the 60mm macro lens on the camera as I was going for the Bonsai Tree displays but thought this lens would give an interesting view of the drums.

Sssshhh! I had to stand on the walkway railing for just a second in order to get this image…


MLCreations Photography: Epcot &emdash; Drums at the Ready

Drums at the Ready
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/60s, f/16, ISO 400

9 responses to “Drums at the Ready

      • You’re welcome! I was talking with a friend about this a couple nights ago…about telling a smaller story. I’m going to challenge myself to do this. Even with the new mirrorless I got, it came with a 28-70 which is a tight focal length for me at the 70. If I can force myself to keep it there that is. Probably best to take the Nikon with the prime 50 so I have no other choice LOL.

      • I’m a big fan of my wide angle lens. I just switched to Olympus last fall and still need to get me the super wide (7-14mm) but I love the compression and shallow DOF I can get with my 60mm.

      • Well you know how much I love WIDE! That’s kinda my thing. I have the 14-24mm on a full frame which is nice. But I need to change it up a bit. I can’t always go to these big places. They require so much driving in traffic around here! lol Is your Olympus a full frame?

      • No. The Olympus has a 2x crop factor. My go to lens is the 12-40mm f/2.8 which is great for walking around. My challenge is learning to not try to get everything in the pic. I keep telling myself it is OK to crop a few things out to get the focus on my subject… Lol

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