Cinderella Castle: Through The Eyes Of A Child

As an adult, one of the the reasons seeing Cinderella Castle is such an emotive experience for me is because of its scope and scale. It is just so domineering and grand off in the distance when viewed from the opposite end of Main Street, and even more magnificent, in all of its ornateness, up close. While Sleeping Beauty Castle has its own quaint charm (yes, it is growing on me), it simply cannot touch Cinderella Castle. For this photo, I wanted to capture how it might look through the eyes of a child: I got down low and used my ultra wide angle lens to exaggerate the scale. I don't recall the first time I saw Cinderella Castle as a child, but I can only imagine it looked something like this, a royal castle towering high into the sky. Even as I view it today, it still retains this jaw-dropping scale.


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  • William McIntosh 4y

    Love the POV and the color! I completely agree about the castle. I wish we had yours! Nicely done!
  • rabidash* 4y

  • Larry White, Jr. 4y

    I think this picture is missing someone...don't you think?
  • Jay Andruckow 4y

    Strong stuff. I'm glad you got the railings on each side perfectly symmetrical and the low POV is cool as well.
  • Scott Smith 4y

    Absolutely perfect!!!!

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  • Vanessa Guzan 4y

    Beautiful! I really like the lower point of view.
  • Ryan Pastorino 4y

    Wow, this makes it look HUGE! I mean it's already huge, but now it looks HUGE!

    Great shot, Tom.
  • Jeff Hamm 4y

    The PoV makes the castle definitely look larger than life and I think the color change half way up really helps that! Great work and processing Tom! :)
  • Gina Mongenel 4y

    Instant favorite!
  • DigitalSLG 4y

    Great PoV...fantastic shot!
  • Steve 4y

    What a great view! I do try to remember what I thought of Cinderella Castle when I first saw it when I was 12, but the time has dulled those memories a bit. It still always looks impressive to me now though, all these years later.
  • Shelby Canterbury 4y

  • Joseph Vernuccio 4y

    Killed it! One of the best I've seen.
  • Victoria 4y

    Fabulous, and great to capture such clarity in the carousel too!
  • Don Sullivan 4y

    Fantastic PoV
  • Jeff Nickel 4y

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  • tarihc2001 4y

    WOW Stunning!
  • Bayan AlSadiq 4y

  • _nmarie 4y

    great shot, perspective and love the caption!
  • Michael Gibson 3y

    Very nice capture, great POV
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