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Blue Christmas

It's not easy to photograph Disneyland's big tree on Main Street USA. It's 65 feet tall, and surrounded CONSTANTLY by guests wishing for a photo next to it. Plus, Disneyland's Photopass guys are on BOTH sides of the tree...Disneyland replaced the traditional living tree with this Imagineered LED tree a couple of years ago. I really like the way it shines blue photos, making it stand out even more.


Many photographers hate people in their disney parks shots, but I don't mind...people add an authentic and emotional element that recalls your own memory of the scene.

I got lucky here, and only had a few folks stop during the long exposures. The Photopass guy is doing what I'm doing, so I like him...


The wide angle lens I am using here turned vertical to capture the entire tree has madeSleeping Beauty's Castle into a tiny miniature waaaay down the street....


HDR image from 3 exposures

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Taken on November 21, 2010