How often do you get those two things in the same photo?
This is a shot from our room at Bay Lake Towers, as Monorail Orange approaches the Magic Kingdom station. The lens was my rather huge ~50-year-old preset Takumar 300mm F4, with it's 18 (!) aperture blades.
Expedition Everest, always a fun place to be at night. The lighting is fun (though the bright mountain makes it hard to maintain the highlights in a photo) and the crowds are light - it's usually a walk-on at this point. This particular night, we had an especially dark and clear night, with the stars and moon shining brightly.
One rumor that I hear is that it's hard to get night shots at Animal Kingdom nowadays - not so! You just need to be there sometime other than the summer, since the days are just too long then. During this trip (February 2013), Animal Kingdom was open until at least 7pm for at least seven days in a row, and two of those days it was open until 8! With it starting to get dark at, oh, 5:30 or so, that gives plenty of time to see it in the dark. So, the trick is just to go in the winter and adjoining months. :)
Right here in Rochester, NY, filming is going on now for a big NYC chase scene for next summer's The Amazing Spiderman 2. I was able to stop in on the one day that they took a break and get pretty close to the cars, including this big three-car pileup.
A close examination will show the ramps that are on the rear of the first two cop cars, to enable the following cars to ride up the back up the car head of them, ripping up the roof in the process. Cool stuff!
Here we see Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, traditionally the opening act of the Hyperspace Hoopla, promoting their new album, "Darkside of the Endor Moon". Featuring such hits as Copacabantha, Watto is Love, and My Sebulba.
Sorry for the lack of updates; Far Cry 3 has been brutally sucking up the time when I usually be working on photos!
Future World in Epcot is certainly colorful at night, isn't it? It's definitely much more attractive when the sun goes down. During the day, it's a bit too much gray concrete for my tastes.
I believe that I used the Gorillapod on a railing for this shot. It looks like I got slight camera movement during the 2-second exposure, but not too bad. The water is certainly nice and silky, which is what I was going for.