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While editing photos this morning, I noticed something that I thought was interesting. Of the photos that I tagged as 5-star shots in Adobe Bridge, nearly two-thirds were not taken at night. I found this a bit surprising, as usually night shots are my bread and butter. I looked back at the raw files from past trips, and sure enough, this trip had the most daytime "good" shots of any trip we'd ever taken. Interestingly, my photo library has been trending towards daytime photos, with the vast majority (over 90%) of my "good" 2008 and 2009 trip photos being nighttime shots. The percentage steadily decreased into 2011 and now 2012. In fact, if it weren't for a rare nighttime photo session at Disney's Animal Kingdom on this trip, my photos would have been largely daytime shots. (Although, conversely, the distribution could be explained away by my lack of good fireworks photos this trip, an increase in daytime neutral density use, or the cold weather at night.)
While I love night photography, I'm pleased by this trend for a few reasons. First, because the vast majority of hours in our touring-day are during the daylight hours, making this distribution more appropriate. Second, with the days of tripod photography likely numbered (at least at Disneyland), it's probably a good idea to diversify my shooting. Finally, because daytime photos are almost always easier to edit! This is not to say I'm giving up nighttime photography anytime soon, as that night shots seem to get a much more positive response from viewers.
Just thought I'd share that. I doubt anyone actually cares, but it was fascinating to me, at least. Now I just need to diversify a bit further and improve upon my portraiture. That was supposed to be my big push for 2011, and it definitely did not happen!
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Some of the photos posted there recently:
-The Land sign w/ flower bokeh
-Mission: SPACE sunburst
-Journey into Imagination Upstairs ImageWorks
-Magic Kingdom hidden fountain