The Globe of Tomorrow!
I don't know why, but this is one of my favorite images from our recent trip. Probably more because of the story behind the shot than the shot itself. Please note, the individual on the left is not a guest, but rather a Disney engineer (oddly, he sat near us on Carousel of Progress earlier in the evening).
And now, here is an excerpt from my upcoming trip report (which will be posted today) about the process of capturing this shot:
When the Evening EMH started, I was in the zone, if I do say so myself. It was the UWA's turn to come out and play, and Sarah, feeling somewhat ill, had asked if we could not take any pictures of ourselves that evening. Without having to change lenses or settings between shots, I quickly rolled through my shots, capturing some areas I otherwise have overlooked. We also managed to again unintentionally be overlooked when Fantasyland and Tomorrowland were cleared. This time, no one told us to leave, but I saw the ropes up. In light of this, we cautiously moved around while getting the pictures (as a bit of an aside, Sarah and/or myself have been asked by Cast Members several times during these shoots if we're photographers for Disney and/or Cast Members. Most of the time, I avoid any problems by briskly walking past Cast Members and pleasantly saying hello when I sense that someone might tell us we cannot be in a given location. Surprisingly, that works almost every time.) During the following low angle shot of Tomorrowland, I actually stayed low behind the globe for the entire shot, weary that a manager from a previous night who had 'pushed' us to exit Tomorrowland was standing nearby. Probably my most clandestine act in a Disney park.
Our August 2009 Trip Novel (it's nearly long enough to qualify) is finally posted. There are a lot of pictures in it that are either previews of what will be posted here, or that will just never be posted here (family pictures and the like). Click here to check out the Trip Report!