Life Reflected

Tree of Life, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

At one point yesterday I looked out the window at work and saw blue skies, puffy white clouds and the sun. That all changed about an hour before I left work. We got snow! Not a lot, only 4 – 6 inches but enough to change my plans… no sunset photography. Now the snow I’m OK with but these single digit temperatures hurt. It is supposed to be clear skies this morning, maybe I’ll brave the four-degree temps and search out the sunrise… maybe… 🙂

My Lightroom catalog was still on the Disney folder when I opened the program. Yeah, a warm looking sunrise image would help take my mind off the current temperature. Most images of the Tree of Life at the Animal Kingdom are from the “front”, if a tree can have a front or back. There is generally a long line of people waiting to grab the iconic image (Tree of Life Morning), but I prefer the opposite view. Probably due to my preference for a good reflection.

Life Reflected
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/40s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

Morning Serenity

Boardwalk, Crescent Lake, Walt Disney World

Other than a moment of sun a couple of days ago we have had only grey skies lately. I saw a message pop up in one of my streams that Disney has released the dates for the 2022 International Flower & Garden Festival. As much as I am still conflicted regarding Disney, I do love going down for that festival. All this had me searching my images from my trip last year.

This is from the morning of my last day at the resort. The sun was barely breaking the tops of the trees so you can see the orange skies starting to move in from the right. I love the small reflections in the water on the boardwalk. Overall, it was a quiet, peaceful morning before the madness of traveling back home. I need to schedule this year’s trip…

Morning Serenity
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 1/13s, 13mm, f/11, ISO 200

G’morning Beach Club

Wordless Wednesday
Walt Disney World

G’morning Beach Club
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 2.5s, 18mm, f/8, ISO 200

Imagination Freed

Epcot, Walt Disney World

I might be watching a little too much Disney+ lately…

Imagination Freed
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 6s, 16mm, f/11, ISO 200

Boardwalk Bright

Boardwalk, Crescent Lake, Walt Disney World

Boardwalk Bright
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/160s, f/16, ISO 200, 5 image pano

Fantasy Ending

Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Fantasy Ending
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 12-100mm f/4, 8s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 400

Happy 50th WDW!

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Today is the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World! I didn’t make my first trip there until the summer of 1973 but I believe I have since made up for any lack of visits in my early years. I would have loved to be in the park today. I can only imagine the festivities that will be occurring. I can also imagine the number of people and that is why I’ll wait for a slightly quieter time to go partake in the celebration. I converted my castle image from the trip in May to my postcard art style. Cinderella Castle dressed up for the party…

Castle Shine Art