Odyssey of Dreams

WDW in B&W – WBW32
Future World, Epcot, Walt Disney World

I have been on a bit of a streak with the B&W images of Walt Disney World of late. Probably has nothing to do with the crappy weather up here in Upstate NY. Although I did appreciate the days of almost 60 deg weather, it melted all the snow and left everything looking brown and dirty. Not very photogenic. It did give me a chance to get back to some of the images from last year’s trip that have been waiting for me to process…

  

MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Odyssey of Dreams

Odyssey of Dreams
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f/7.1, ISO 400

 

Crossroads of Dreams

WDW in B&W – WBW31
Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Crossroads of Dreams

Crossroads of Dreams
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/500s, 28mm, f/11, ISO 400

 

Dreaming Through Life

WDW in B&W – WBW30
Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Dreaming Through Life

Dreaming Through Life
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.5s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Future Dreams

WDW in B&W – WBW29
Epcot, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Future Dreams

Future Dreams
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f/9, ISO 200

 

Living in a Dream

WDW in B&W – WBW28
Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Last August when I was in Walt Disney World I finally managed to have good conditions for a sunset behind Cinderella Castle. One of my favorite images is the Castle Sunset image from that trip. I also was able to get the image with the sun peeking out from behind one of the castle’s spires. As I started to process this image it was taking on a dream-like feeling for me and there is no better way for me to convey that feeling than to convert this image to B&W. Toss in a little highlight glow and the Orton effect to complete the dream…

  

MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Living in a Dream

Living in a Dream
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, 1/200s, 9mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Bazaar Night

Morocco Pavilion, World Showcase
Epcot, Walt Disney World

During my Summer trip to Walt Disney World it rained a lot. Not the normal, twenty minute, afternoon Florida rain, it rained! Not every day was a wash out, but my first day at Epcot saw torrential rains starting at 3:30pm lasting through the night. Although I enjoyed my visit with a friend that night, we were soaked! It also did not allow for any night exploring with the camera.

The next morning I changed my plans and went back to Epcot. I was determined to explore that park with my newly acquired wide-angle lens. After the fireworks, I got down to business. While most guests were heading toward the exits, I was making my way to all the pavilions on my list. Morocco was near the top. The details you can find in this pavilion are amazing.

My first image had to be of Koutoubia minaret. I have tried in recent years to get an acceptable image but this time I had a few extra degrees of view with the wide-angle lens. I wanted to stay on landscape mode and capture more of the pavilion rather than portrait mode with only the minaret. I believe it works better in this orientation to create a better sense of location.

The lighting and colors of this area are beautiful, but it is the details I wanted to capture. I processed this one as a B&W HDR image to allow those details to shine through. Explore this image. Look at the patterns cast by the lights, the details of the stone work and the intricacy of the tiles. I ate lunch at the table near the base of the minaret so I could soak in all the details on display.

  

MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Bazaar Night

Bazaar Night
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, {2.5, 5 & 10s bracket}, 9mm, f/8, ISO 200

Workin’ on the Railroad

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

 

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Workin' on the Railroad

Workin’ on the Railroad
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/160s, 20mm, f/8, ISO 200