Disney's World of Motion - Paradise Pier

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    While I think there are few among us who won't miss the likes of Pizza Om Mow Mow and Burger Invasion (kidding of course), I also think Paradise Pier is an area of Disney California Adventure that has now turned a corner. I can't speak to the quality of Ariel's Undersea Adventure, and I've avoided reading early reviews and viewing photos, but having an omnimover attraction is huge for the park as a whole.

    There is still work to be done in Paradise Pier, to be sure, but its Victorian Pier influences make it a start contrast to the crackpot Din-o-rama at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Paradise Pier is a great place to get some ice cream, walk around, and just soak up the ambiance. It truly is "fun in the sun for everyone!"

    As for the shot, this was taken just after the golden hour, at a time that some people call the "blue hour" (I swear, there are way too many names for all the periods of time during the day). While it does not appear this vividly blue to the human eye, it does photograph this way. I actually backed off of the blue saturation a tad in post processing.

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    1. Kevin. B. 35 months ago | reply

      Excellent work with the exposure, and the colors look great!

    2. MBesantPhoto 35 months ago | reply

      Very wicked Tom!

    3. Fab05 35 months ago | reply

      Very well done.

    4. DugJax 35 months ago | reply

      The lights, the color, the action! This shot has it all! Very nice, Tom!

    5. Crebs08 35 months ago | reply

      Awesome indeed.

    6. Peter E. Lee 35 months ago | reply

      This shot is ridiculously beautiful -- wow! The "force field" created by the Golden Zephyr is particularly stunning.

    7. dgwphotography 35 months ago | reply

      wow - this is really beautiful!

    8. ac209 [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot

    9. Eugene1959 35 months ago | reply

      I love all the bringht colors. Beautiful shot.

    10. Don Sullivan 35 months ago | reply

      Fantastic movement and light.

    11. Daintree* 35 months ago | reply

      Wow! Fabulous shot!!!

    12. Jeff.Hamm.Photography 35 months ago | reply

      Motion is right! Fantastic blue hour shot!

    13. WJMcIntosh 35 months ago | reply

      Killer view from that deck, Tom. Wonderful effect here with both the Zephyr and the Fun Wheel spinning. Outstanding job on this!

    14. makinmemoriesphotoblog 35 months ago | reply

      This is more reason why I think you're amazing!

    15. -Jamian- 35 months ago | reply

      Legendary. World of color indeed.

    16. `Andrea [anndreeühh] [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      I don't know how I missed this. BEAUTIFUL!

    17. Express Monorail 35 months ago | reply

      Fantastic view and great exposure

    18. Disneyprophotographer [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      LOVE this! Nice shot. All it needs is a full moon :-)

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