Africa, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World
When Disney decided to build an area at Animal Kingdom for the world of Pandora from Avatar, they needed to move the theater that housed the Festival of the Lion King. This worked out well as they expanded the village of Harambe in the Africa section and created a wonderfully detailed area. The old theater was very utilitarian in style but this new one fits in well with the rest of the village. I finally was able to capture this building and hopefully do it justice.
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, , 12mm, f/16, ISO 200
Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World
On my last couple of visits to Walt Disney World I didn’t go to Hollywood Studios. A couple of reasons kept me away. My last visit in December 2015 didn’t leave me feeling very good about the park. A couple of bad experiences soured my outlook. I’m glad I decided to return. Although there is a lot of construction at the Studios (Star Wars and Toy Story expansions) there was enough to keep me occupied. Plus I had forgotten how much I enjoyed photographing this park once the neon lights come on…
So, this image combines a lot of my favorites… The Rocketeer movie, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and night photography.
Peevy’s Polar Pipeline
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 6s, 16mm, f/16, ISO 200
Pop Century Resort, Walt Disney World
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 2s, 12mm f/16, ISO 400
Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World
If you haven’t guessed from the picture, I am back at Walt Disney World. Although I have been traveling quite a bit for work, this time it was for me. My Spring trip to WDW for Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival has finally begun. I left a 50º and rainy Albany airport on the 6:45am flight to Orlando and was in the Magic Kingdom before noon. I don’t think the silly grin left my face until my head hit the pillow around midnight.
I spotted this view of the Astro Orbitor/Tomorrowland Peoplemover hub during the day while I waited for the Carousel of Progress show to begin. I knew once the sun went down and the fabulous neon glow arrived throughout the park I would be back. This one combines a lot of my quirks… neon glow, symmetry and the long exposure. I have plans to revisit MK toward the end of my trip. I’m making that shot list now…
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 25s, 17mm, f/16, ISO 200
Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 30s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200
Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY
Colors in the Morning
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/60s, 27mm, f/16, ISO 200
Delta Lake State Park
It was quite the day yesterday. Headed out early to visit my son in Albany. He doesn’t work until 11:45am and the plan was to take him to breakfast. There were a couple of reasons for the nicety… his mom had his Easter basket, and his sister had some belated birthday presents. There was a trip to the mall involved and even a stop for lunch (we had left the boy by then).
The drive home was not bad except we drove into the rain that was predicted for this weekend. I’m OK with the rain as long as the temperature remains normal. I thought the day was pretty much a wash. About an hour before sunset the rain broke and the sun made a few attempts at breaking through the clouds. I couldn’t resist the opportunity. I grabbed my stuff and headed over to Delta Lake State Park.
I wandered about looking for images and the last image I tried for was a very long exposure (50 seconds) to attempt to capture the movement of the clouds. I don’t think it turned out too bad…
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 50s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200