Shrine of the Mountain

WDW in B&W – WBW41

Shrine of the Mountain
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/125s, 41mm, f/11, ISO 200

Classy

WDW in B&W – WBW40
Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Cinderella Castle in profile is probably more photographed than the full front view, at least by me. Especially this view from the bridge into Liberty Square. During certain times of the day you will need to line-up for your chance to capture Cindy. Late afternoon isn’t generally one of those times. I had this spot to myself and was able to explore various angles before deciding this is the one I wanted. The simple black & white processing is definitely a favorite of mine…

Classy
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/200s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

Port of East Africa

WDW in B&W – WBW39
Africa, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

As colorful and visually stimulating as Walt Disney World can be, there is something special about a black and white image of the park. The removal of color allows the eye to focus on the details and textures of a scene. The gentle balance between shadow and light. Converting an image to monochrome does not lessen it at all.

This view of the port in the village of Harambe in the Africa section of the Animal Kingdom is a favorite view of mine. The amount of detail created by the Imagineers for nothing more than visual decoration is incredible to me. The guests can not walk down to the water nor is there a boat ride that passes by the port. It is the introduction to an area, the tone setter, the preamble for a whole section of a park.

I probably capture a dozen images of this view throughout the course of my day at Animal Kingdom. Actually, both views from the bridge into the village are as photogenic as hell. When the season is right, the sunset will occur over the building for the Festival of the Lion King and adds even more punch to my images.

But this one is an early morning capture with the sun rising over the Tree of Life behind me. I would have liked a few clouds in the sky but who is going to argue with a perfect Florida blue sky. The almost mirror-like surface of the water only “plusses” this view with detailed reflections.

This one definitely belongs in my WDW in B&W series…

Port of East Africa
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/100s, 17mm, f/11, ISO 200

Other Disney Dreams

WDW in B&W – WBW38
Yacht & Beach Club, Crescent Lake, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Other Disney Dreams

Other Disney Dreams
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, 1/4000s, f/2.8, ISO 200

 

Hollywood Dreams

WDW in B&W – WBW37
Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World

  

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

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

 

Mountain Dreaming

WDW in B&W – WBW36
Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Mountain Dreaming

Mountain Dreaming
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/500s, 11mm, ISO 800

 

Journey Dreams

WDW in B&W – WBW35
Monorail Monday
Future World, Epcot, Walt Disney World

  

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

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

 

Relaxing Thunder

WDW in B&W – WBW34
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: WDW in B&W &emdash; Relaxing Thunder

Relaxing Thunder
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/250s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200