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

 

Disney Art

Walt Disney World

In my year in review post I mentioned I currently have a love/hate relationship with Walt Disney World. I am still a fan and I will be taking more trips to the world especially after being rejuvenated by the excellent Disney+ series The Imagineering Story. My current frustration is with the decline in services at the parks and resorts. The little things that use to make the place extra special are slowing going away. Anyway, it could also be an overload condition from way to many trips…

I did a little something different this year as I processed my images. I finally worked out how to turn my favorite images into postcards. I have mentioned this in a few other posts throughout the year but I really stepped it up late in the year. I started with a group of ten images and created a set of postcards. I’m still working out how best to offer them to any interested parties but I wanted to share my results with everyone.

In no particular order here are the original ten cards…

  

MLCreations Photography: Disney Art &emdash; Castle Sunset

Castle Sunset

  

MLCreations Photography: Disney Art &emdash; Night Life

Night Life

  

MLCreations Photography: Disney Art &emdash; Port Details

Port Details

  

MLCreations Photography: Disney Art &emdash; Friendship Cruisin'

Friendship Cruisin’

  

MLCreations Photography: Disney Art &emdash; Fantasyland

Fantasyland

  

MLCreations Photography: Disney Art &emdash; Tomorrowland - Take 2

Tomorrowland

  

MLCreations Photography: Disney Art &emdash; Imagination Pavilion Redo

Imagination Pavilion

  

MLCreations Photography: Disney Art &emdash; Shadow Clouds

Shadow Clouds

  

MLCreations Photography: Disney Art &emdash; Hollywood Holidays

Hollywood Holidays

  

MLCreations Photography: Disney Art &emdash; Mornin' Cindy

Mornin’ Cindy

You can view the entire set of images in the Disney Art gallery on my portfolio.

God Jul!

Norway Pavilion, Epcot, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: Blog Post Related &emdash; God Jul!

God Jul!
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/800s, 23mm, f/5.6, ISO 200

 

Dueling Light

Yacht & Beach Club Lighthouse, Crescent Lake, Walt Disney World

  

MLCreations Photography: Around WDW &emdash; Dueling Light

Dueling Light
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8, 1/10s, 12mm, f/11, ISO 200