Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Crescent Lake, Walt Disney World

I currently have a love/hate relationship with Disney. Although I have enjoyed the last few trips to my second home, I am frustrated in the direction the company has been going with the theme parks. It isn’t as special as it used to be. The little things are being forgotten in favor of what in my opinion is a grab for the money. I told myself I needed to take a break and for once in a very long time I do not have a trip planned any time soon. Still, there is a part of me that misses the experience of visiting the resorts. Here is a panoramic view of the Yacht and Beach Club resorts from the Wedding Pavilion near the Boardwalk…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, 1/30s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Ageless Beauty

China Pavilion, Epcot, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: Epcot &emdash; Ageless Beauty

Ageless Beauty
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, {2.5, 5 & 10s bracket}, 9mm, f/8, ISO 400

 

On a Cloudy Day

Squared – SQ137
Monorail Monday

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; On a Cloudy Day

On a Cloudy Day
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f/9, ISO 400

 

Frontier and Water

Frontierland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

I typically spend a lot of time over in Frontierland when I am in the Magic Kingdom. I mean who wouldn’t, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Liberty Belle and Tom Sawyer Island! What is there not to like?

I also think I’m drawn to that area because it is one of the few places where there are still trees. I’ve noticed the decline in the landscaping around the parks over the years. There used to be more trees. Now I feel Disney is sacrificing those elements that made the parks feel less like a concrete amusement park in order to cram in more people. One of the memories I have of my first visit in 1973 was the topiaries around the hub in front of the castle. Can you imagine Disney blocking the view today?

If you want take a peek at yesteryear, check out this video… Two Families – Magic Kingdom 1973 Restored Home Movie

If you are interested in the landscaping at Disneyland or Walt Disney World, check out this link to learn more about Bill Evans… The Cultural Landscape Foundation – Morgan “Bill” Evans

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Frontier and Water

Frontier and Water
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/10s, 26mm, f/11, ISO 200

Happy Halloween

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

To celebrate Halloween I am going to re-post one of my favorite images from the Magic Kingdom during the Halloween season. This is Lady Carlotta, who comes out from the Haunted Mansion to entertain us mortals during special events…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Lady Carlotta

Lady Carlotta
Olympus OM-D E-M1, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/20s, f/1.8, ISO 3200

 

Lighting Everest

Expedition Everest, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: Animal Kingdom &emdash; Lighting Everest

Lighting Everest
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 6s, 40mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Casey Jr.

Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

After a long list of Autumn images from my previous weekend excursion I thought I would end the week on a slightly different tone. I returned to vacation at Walt Disney World to find this one of the Casey Jr. Splash and Soak station in the Fantasyland section of the Magic Kingdom. If I am remembering correctly the rains had stopped briefly and I was running around grabbing images with as many reflections in the water as I could. I loved the blue hour sky blending perfectly with the colors of this area…

  

MLCreations Photography: Disney Art &emdash; Casey Jr.

Casey Jr.
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, 0.6s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 400