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Daily Disney - Hollywood Studios Balloons at Dusk (Explored)

Well guys, I'm back from a 5 day trip to Walt Disney World. Although I took my camera with me, with the 50mm f/1.4 mounted on it at all times, I didn't really get all that many photo opportunities. It was a family trip and we were touring with another family that had never been to Disney World, so just not a ton of time for pictures. All in all, I brought home 803 RAW files. Probably only 1/3 of those are keepers and probably only a 1/3 of the keepers are pictures I'd post on Flickr. So that equals out to be around 87 pictures - hopefully enough to post one a day until our October trip. I feel like I really got to know my camera this trip and I played around with exposure compensation a lot and using only the 50mm really made me think about composition. I used the tilted composition a lot because everyone seems to be doing that these days, and also because sometimes I just seemed to close so sometimes by tilting the camera you can get more in the frame. I did get one night at the studios when everyone else went back to the hotel so I did pretty good there. There were so many times that I wish I had my tripod and a wider lens though. We stayed at Pop Century so I got a few decent pics there also.


All in all it was a fun trip... some highs and lows:



-Like I said before, I got to know my camera pretty well.

-Discovered that the 50mm f/1.4 is an AWESOME lens for dark rides.

-We were able to do pretty much everything we wanted to do.

-Had a fun day at Cocoa Beach and heard (to cloudy to see) the space shuttle go off.

-Olivia rode all the attractions including Tower of Terror, Rock N Roller Coaster and Expedition Everest - and loved them all!

-Met up with my brother and his family for a day at the Magic Kingdom.



-Man was it hot!

-Holy smokes it was crowded

-Pop Century (I'm not sure if I'll ever stay at a value resort with the family again)

-Bus transportation (I was on the fence, but I now know for sure that I'm a rental car guy)

-People Mover being closed. I can't tell you how many times I walked by wishing I could take a ride on the TTA.

-Missed out on experiencing the American Adventure because my family thinks it's boring.

-Totally blew it (photographing, again) Peter Pan's Flight.


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Quick Exif:

Exposure: 1/40

Aperture: f/1.4

Focal Length: 50mm

ISO: 200



Hollywood Boulevard

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World Resort

Bay Lake, Florida

June, 2009


Thanks for droppin' by!




This picture made it to Flickr Explore June 20, 2009 - #1 - thanks everyone!




Disney Photo Challenge winner in "Twilight" - thanks for your votes!

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Taken on June 17, 2009