It's not easy to photograph Disneyland's big tree on Main Street USA. It's 65 feet tall, and surrounded CONSTANTLY by guests wishing for a photo next to it. Plus, Disneyland's Photopass guys are on BOTH sides of the tree...Disneyland replaced the traditional living tree with this Imagineered LED tree a couple of years ago. I really like the way it shines blue photos, making it stand out even more.
Many photographers hate people in their disney parks shots, but I
don't mind...people add an authentic and emotional element that
recalls your own memory of the scene.
I got lucky here, and only had a few folks stop during the long exposures. The Photopass guy is doing what I'm doing, so I like him...
The wide angle lens I am using here turned vertical to capture the entire tree has madeSleeping Beauty's Castle into a tiny miniature waaaay down the street....
HDR image from 3 exposures