Magic Kingdom - Fireworks Friday!!

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    I've been super pumped to make it to Friday this week. For the night we shot regular old Wishes, we decided at the suggestion of Bob Desmond to try shooting the show from right in front of the Crystal Palace. It was a great location that wasn't too crowded, and it led to some cool shots for me that you'll see down the road where the bursts only frame the left side of the castle due to the view. You might also see some blown highlights here, and that is because after talking to Bob about fireworks, we came to the conclusion that they need to pop and have some kick or they just get boring. They're explosions after all! So thanks Bob! Thanks for lookin', and have a great day!

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    1. Eddy Alvarez 68 months ago | reply

      Castle came out great

    2. Larry White (Trying_to_Shine) 68 months ago | reply

      Sweet!!! that was a fun night for sure!

    3. Express Monorail 68 months ago | reply

      I agree on fireworks... a little blow out here and there are certainly normal!

    4. Andreea Radu 68 months ago | reply

      Really cool,Cory!!! Love it!!

    5. Corsey21 68 months ago | reply

      I really like the smoke action going on in the sky, I agree on a great angle.

    6. CL Photographs 68 months ago | reply

      WOW! Now this is epic!

    7. Katie Marino Hansen 68 months ago | reply

      I've been excited for what you were going to show us on Friday, too! I love how you captured the frame with the icicle lights back on. This is beautiful!

    8. Victoria*G 68 months ago | reply

      Great angle! And the highlights really bring the shot alive!

    9. --melyna-- [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      i have been waiting for everyones fireworks shots to be posted!! guess i should have known "fireworks friday"!! this is awesome! the smoke gives it the whole northern lights look...very cool...and the castle...aaamazing!

    10. jdhilger 68 months ago | reply

      Absolutely great shot. I'm of the mind that bright lights in real life should also be bright in a photograph, so I'm all for the change of heart.

    11. MSummersPhotography 68 months ago | reply

      Awesome! I can't wait to see the rest of them

    12. WJMcIntosh 68 months ago | reply

      Brilliant, Cory . That's a great POV for the fireworks, and you did a spectacular job with that shot. Looking forward to seeing other shots from your trip!

    13. Ring of Fire Hot Sauce 1 68 months ago | reply

      Damn I wish I was there. Great shot and also the thinking about the highlights. It's a brilliant point.

    14. Sandy Manwell 68 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Believe it or not, I think the moving smoke is almost as eye-catching as the fireworks. The castle is so shimmery and clear!

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    15. Jeff Krause Photography 68 months ago | reply

      Had such a fun time that night too. Great location too. You really captured some wide dynamic range. I like the smoke and other dark details.

    16. DugJax 68 months ago | reply

      Spectacular is an understatement!
      I've always thought that the view from right in front of the Crystal Palace is a great spot to view Wishes. That's where I wanted to set up with Susan the night before you arrived but it was so crowded that every inch of space was taken.

    17. Jeff.Hamm.Photography 68 months ago | reply

      I really like the comp here and the smoke in the wind is a nice touch too! Great shot!

    18. Xenomorf 01 68 months ago | reply

      WOW shot !! amazing exposure of the castle

    19. Kiki FL 68 months ago | reply

      Agree with every single superlative in all of the comments. WOW!

    20. Gregg L Cooper 68 months ago | reply

      This shot is amazing...I love the exposure on the foreground elements. It is nice to see trees with fireworks other than in silhouette...the smoke is cool!

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