After Hours In Disneyland Paris (Explored)

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Earlier in the night, I had decided that I was going to try to be one of the last 2 or 3 guests out of the park. I had no idea what I was in for as guests took their time leaving as there was still plenty of daylight left at 9:30 PM. As the park closed at 9 PM, by 10 PM I was still waiting for DOZENS of people to make their way out of the front gates. Eventually, it was down to me and a group of stragglers. Those stragglers straggled...and straggled...and straggled until I seriously thought I was about to lose my mind and run screaming up Main Street. ("Photographer bludgeons dozens of park guests with his camera while singing La Marseillaise at the top of his lungs. Film at 11." )

They must have gone through 150 different poses...EACH...before they finally gave up and got out of my way. Even in this shot, you can still see them milling about in the distance. But after years of practicing on my home turf here in Anaheim, I knew that the true beauty of the Disney Parks begins to emerge once those guests are out of your shot, especially after the park closes. It was well after 10 PM before they finally relented and I was able to get my shot.

Handheld 3 shot HDR with Pro Optic 8mm Fisheye.

(Explored at #23 on 9/15/11. Thanks for the views, comments, and faves!)

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  1. TheRedDragon 43 months ago | reply

    Nice angle... Great shot
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  2. MadCR8tionz Studios 43 months ago | reply

    wow! now this is amazing

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  3. RobertoA 43 months ago | reply

    Bella foto (good shot)

    If you want you can add it into the
    The sky above
    Picture at an Exhibition group

  4. Nadine Kollakowski Fotografie 43 months ago | reply

    This is a really wonderful image! Thanks a lot for sharing this

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  5. Letua 43 months ago | reply

    Great shot!!

  6. Mason1010 43 months ago | reply

    Great Pic, Congrats on the Explore!

  7. Siuloon 43 months ago | reply

    Great work!!
    This is awesome... i see this in Explore!

  8. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 43 months ago | reply

    Incroyable photo

  9. Kiki FL 43 months ago | reply

    Mercy! Wow! Whoa, Nellie! Wow again!!!

  10. dale hartrick 43 months ago | reply

    Great capture how are you finding the d7000 going to Disneyland Paris in December and looking to get this camera before I go

  11. Don Sullivan 43 months ago | reply

    Absolutely stunning. Fantastic perspective and amazing color.

    Yet another reminder that I need to find a way to get back to this park, it's been too long.

  12. Reckless_Me 43 months ago | reply

    absolutely amazing! hope u can visit my page n give me some advice too :)

  13. Maggie_K. [deleted] 43 months ago | reply

    Fantastic colours!

  14. Peter E. Lee 42 months ago | reply

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  15. Mark & Collette 29 months ago | reply

    What a fantastic photo. So beautiful. The colours are great!

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