In looking through some of my favorite shots from past trips, there have been a surprising number of shots that I would categorize as shots that “take me back” to that moment. They can be as simple as a photo of a tray of food at the water park to a wide capture of Hollywood Boulevard at sunset. These shots are typically far less unique or artistic than my other shots, but I think they’re still pretty interesting (and well-captured), and more importantly, they capture that feeling of being in the parks so well.
This shot fits the bill in that category (although I do think it's sort of good, too!). I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of Aloha Isle at night (it isn’t exactly your E-Ticket attraction–unless you really like Dole Whips!), plus I think the light on the ground is gorgeous. I love Dole Whips, so it gets bonus points for being of the place that sells those delicious treats. When I set up for the shot, I really wanted to change lenses to the ultra-wide, but circumstances did not allow for that. I tried to de-fish this a bit on the computer, but after doing so, I found that the fish works well to bring in as much of the ground as possible, and also gives the building a nice look. For whatever reason, this just couldn't be accomplished without the distortion. Hopefully it's not too bad; I try to avoid it with buildings.