To Trains

WDW in B&W – WBW19
Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

As soon as you enter the Magic Kingdom, you find yourself at the turn of the twentieth century on Main Street U.S.A. One of my favorite first stops is the train station. From the second floor I can see down Main Street to the castle. It is also a great people watching location. I like to explore the station itself as I can always find interesting details to photograph. I really like the curved stairs leading up to the second floor. I know I have photographed this view before but I do not think I have processed it. It felt right to convert this one to B&W…

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; To Trains

To Trains
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/250s, 14mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Red

Monorail Monday
Epcot, Walt Disney World

Although Epcot is full of places to explore with a camera, I always find myself chasing the monorails around Future World. I enjoy trying to find a different view to capture as the monorails glide along the beam. I don’t remember if I heard this from one of the numerous Disney photographers you can follow online but I have tried to stand by this saying… “if your picture is going to have the monorail beam in the view, there better be a monorail on it…”

Some of my monorail images are photos of luck. I happen to be in a particular location as the monorail is passing through. This image is one of those lucky images. I was on the bridge next to Test Track on my way toward the Odyssey when I heard a monorail approaching behind me. I had been admiring the flowers planted along the bank for the Flower & Garden Festival and quickly decided to go as wide as possible to include the vibrant colors. I also like the tree…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Red

Red
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/320s, 15mm, f/8, ISO 200

 

Setting Pandora

Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: Animal Kingdom &emdash; Setting Pandora

Setting Pandora
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/400s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 400

 

Legacy

Monorail Monday
Epcot, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Legacy

Legacy
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, 1/500s, f/9, ISO 200

 

Wish for Tomorrow

International Flower & Garden Festival
Epcot, Walt Disney World

Next to the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot, before the Donald Duck meet & greet area, is a pathway to the side entrance of the pyramid. Along this path you can find a variety of Orchids. In the Spring during the Flower & Garden Festival is your best opportunity. Once I found this area I make a point to return every visit to see what flowers are available. I can always find a beautiful subject for my camera…

  

MLCreations Photography: Floral &emdash; Wish for Tomorrow

Wish for Tomorrow
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/250s, 40mm, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

To The Land

Monorail Monday

  

MLCreations Photography: Epcot &emdash; To The Land

To The Land
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/320s, 16mm, f/8, ISO 200

 

Tree of Life

Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

As much as I wanted to stay in bed, I knew my opportunity for early morning pics at the Animal Kingdom park would be worth dragging my butt out into the day. The park has been having Extra Magic Hours one hour before the normal park opening. Anyone staying at a WDW resort can enter the park during the extra time.

Either, not many people were taking advantage of this hour or I was incredibly lucky. I arrived right at 8am, and was through security and into the park by 8:05am. I ran around Discovery Island, as the majority of guests scrambled to Pandora and the Flight of Passage ride, grabbing as many images as I could with barely another person in sight. It was glorious…

  

MLCreations Photography: Animal Kingdom &emdash; Tree of Life

Tree of Life
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/100s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200