Pete’s Silly Sideshow

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

During my August trip, this was my first evening at the Magic Kingdom in between the rain. Everything about this area really stands out for me. I love the circus theme. The colors were working well with the sunset sky. Pete is larger than life but fits with the show. So glad I bought the wide-angle lens. I used every bit of it for this one…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Pete's Silly Sideshow

Pete’s Silly Sideshow
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, 0.6s, 9mm, f/11, ISO 400

 

Outpost Canoes

African Outpost, World Showcase, Epcot

One of my favorite apps to process images on my phone is Prisma by Prisma Labs. I really put the app through it’s paces during my last Disney trip, you can see the results here. I have been playing with Topaz Labs Studio 2 recently trying to re-create the look I like from the Prisma app. Topaz Labs has quite a few different plug-ins/apps for processing images and their Abstraction tool has been the one I am currently playing with. I’m getting closer to the look I want…

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Outpost Canoes

Outpost Canoes
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, 1/80s, 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

Mr. Mutumbo’s

Harambe, Africa, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: Animal Kingdom &emdash; Mr. Mutumbo's

Mr. Mutumbo’s
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 0.6s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200

 

Thunder Storm

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Magic Kingdom

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Thunder Storm

Thunder Storm
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/15s, 40mm, f/9, ISO 200

 

Night at the Guest House

Harambe, Africa, Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

It appears to me I enjoyed the images I captured at the Animal Kingdom the most during my last trip. I have been processing those the most lately. In the Spring of 2018 I captured a similar image through this arch but at the opposite end of the day. I really liked the colors I found after the sunset and a little bit of rain. I went with a wider view to include more detail on the arch wall. The original image can be viewed her: Guest House.

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; Night at the Guest House

Night at the Guest House
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 9-18mm f/4-5.6, 8s, 9mm, f/11, ISO 200