Walt Disney World Resort
This shot was taken with one of my favorite lenses, the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 fisheye. Although the fisheye can be a fun lens for its unique distortion, one of my favorite uses for it is as a sort of modified ultra-wide angle lens. What I mean by this is that I compose the frame in such a manner wherein distortion is present, but the stereotypical gimmicky distortion is minimized. I believe that this makes for an intriguing shot, but not one where the "interestingness" is forced or contrived solely by virtue of the lens choice. I believe this photo is a prime example of a such a shot.
The hazy orange sky in this shot is caused by sodium vapor lighting and moisture in the air that are so common in California that they've become the enemy of the California Disney photographer. As it's a rare sight in Florida, I embraced it in this shot. I'm sure this sky would get old if it was in a lot of my shots, but given its infrequency in Florida, I had a field day photographing Spaceship Earth set against the orange haze on this particular evening. While I still prefer a nice deep blue evening sky with plenty of moonlight, this is something I had not previously seen in the Florida parks, so I was quite pleased with it. After all, variety is the spice of life--and photography.
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