I wouldn’t say it was my favorite area of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World but I did enjoy Mickey’s Toontown Fair. It was a little sad to see it go when New Fantasyland was created and along with it came Storybook Circus. I enjoy photographing both of those areas but I miss the dedicated places for the Fab Five.
Disneyland still has Mickey’s Toontown. I knew I would be stopping there to not only explore but see the differences to what I use to enjoy at WDW. It was so cool! Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a favorite movie of mine. It was great to see characters from that film in Toontown. I also enjoyed the different settings for each character as well as the whole feel of the place. I was running around snapping as many pics as I could.
Here are a few of my favorites…
This past week I spent in California for work. I know, it was a great sacrifice, but I did it for the good of the company. One of my suppliers was ready to ship an item and I needed to inspect it before I would OK the shipment.
I was out to this same supplier about a month ago for an in-process inspection. I felt I knew my way around the area (LA suburbs) and was ready for some adventure. At the last minute I found out my program manager was making the same trip but would only be there a couple of days. My plans had to be modified. It all worked out.
By Wednesday I was on my own and decided it was time for me to visit Disneyland! I have never visited the original park built by Walt. I have ready plenty of books. I knew going in it was on a smaller scale compared to Walt Disney World. My only problem once I arrived… it was Grad Nite. The event was going to start at California Adventure at 10pm but ticket holders could visit either park all day. To say the park was crowded would be an understatement.
It didn’t matter! I was at Disneyland! There was no opportunities to ride any attractions. The wait times were pushing over an hour for most and almost two hours for the popular attractions. It didn’t matter! I walked around the park exploring every nook and cranny at least twice.
There will be pictures. A lot more pictures. Today is a picture of it’s a small world. The original. The one with the beautiful Mary Blair entrance. Once the sun set, the attraction was even better to look at…
Delta Lake State Park
Train Station, Magic Kingdom
Squared – SQ107
In The Yard – ITY28
Bellamy Harbor Park
The past few mornings have started off with beautiful sunrises. I was getting tired of watching the sky show on my way to work so yesterday morning I stopped at Bellamy Harbor Park to capture some images. I did not have to be to work my usual amount of early. It was a great decision. Starting my day with the camera was definitely the way to go…
The first view is where the Mohawk River meets the barge canal. I was a little early for the morning colors but I really like the lights along the pedestrian bridge and their reflection in the water. The long exposure also helps create an interesting pattern in the water below the small dam.
The second image is Bellamy Harbor Park proper as the sun starts throwing that color into the sky. There was slight movement in the clouds which creates the blurred effect in the sky due to the 25 second exposure.
I could have stayed at the park all morning. When I got to work there was a better display in the sky with the sun peaking through the breaking clouds. I know that would have looked good as the backdrop to either of these images. Maybe this weekend I’ll get lucky…