Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'Epcot'

Circling Spaceship Earth

In keeping with our Disney Pic of the Week theme, Spaceship Earth, I'm continuing the subject with tips on photographing the sphere from a moving monorail. First, board the monorail heading to Epcot at the Ticket and Transportation Center....

Disney Pic of the Week - Spaceship Earth's Exterior

How many photos do you have of Spaceship Earth's exterior? A lot, right? The geodesic sphere, lovingly referred to as the giant ball by newbies, is an intriguing piece of architecture. As the central focal point of Epcot, it's...

Where in the World #349

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Kameo Crea and her husband...

Disney Pic of the Week - Special Events

What do Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Star Wars Weekends, and Epcot International Food and Wine Festival have in common? They're all special events that draw in even bigger crowds to The Most Magical Place on Earth. Also,...

Where in the World #341

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Stuart Savage, thank you for...

Where in the World #336

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Come on, Claire Gregory! So...

More Photobombs from Readers

Did you miss last week's blog? What about the one from two weeks ago? In the words of Mabel from Pirates of Penzance, "For shame, for shame, for shaaaaame." The last one was with a little more vibrato. Here...

Where in the World #335

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! When we talk next Sunday,...

Where in the World #329

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! I'm watching WDW Resort TV...

Where in the World #327

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Guess what? My husband surprised...

Beverly Strikes Again at Epcot's Club Cool

I had to do it, it's the kind of friendship Yoli and I have. Plus, how many people are initiated on their first trip to Walt Disney World? She should have thanked me. If you're unfamiliar with what just...

Easy Photography Special Effects

Sometimes the cooler shots come along by accident. While visiting the China pavilion in Epcot, I approached a figure in a glass display. As I moved, I immediately noticed that the seam in the glass allowed me to have...

Where in the World #322

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Sara Holloway, here's your Mickey...

Test Track Sans Driver

The craziest rides I've ever taken were in the back seats of New York taxis. When I realized my super charged Test Track vehicle was being handled by a young driver, so little that he couldn't see over the...

Lumiere's Doppelgänger

Belle? No. Bella. This is Italy, the Epcot pavilion where amore sings and pizza digests. Look around and you'll see, everything is lovely, including the Cast Members. Cool to the touch architecture surrounds the square. Go on, breathe in...

Where in the World #304

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! I forgot a very important...

Disney Pic of the Week - The Land

The Land, a themed building in Epcot that speaks to Guests about respecting and learning from our planet. You'll also find a food court, teeny gift shop (gasp), and a bird's eye view of California. This week we salute...

Where in the World #299

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Rob And April Vanderpool, thank...

Disney Pic of the Week - Celebrity Concerts

Eat to the Beat concerts take place during Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Shows begin September 27th and run until November 11th this year. The lineup will make anyone who grew up in the 80's and part of the...

Where in the World #292

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Thank you, Mickey Eckert! I...

Escaping the Elements at Epcot

Boston is finally getting a break from a long streak of 90-100 degree weather. The haze was so bad on Saturday that I could see it at every turn. I spent as much of the day indoors as possible....

Where in the World #289

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! It's a big day, Players!...

Living with the Land's Aquacell

Whether you take the relaxing and educational boat ride through Living with the Land or go on a behind the scenes tour, Behind the Seeds, you will be amazed by agriculture. Within the attraction are plants, veggies, fruits, spices,...

Under the Moon - Revisiting Germany

A few years ago, a little fellow named Claus Stoughton borrowed my blog to tell the tale of his neighbors in Dispolok, Germany. It was a great way for you to get to know what goes in in that...

Sun Kissed in Morocco

Have you ever noticed the specific trees, plants, and flowers used in each of Epcot's World Showcase pavilions? They are specifically chosen to be true to that country's landscape. In Morocco you will find palms and fruit trees. Tempting...

Poster Effect on British Revolution

Last week I posted a quick reference to various In-Camera Color Special Effects available in most point and shoots. We'll now take a closer look at what the poster effect does to images and it's origin. Posterization has been...

Road Trip

I usually write my blog on weekends and this weekend (or last weekend when you read this), I'm off on a non-Disney adventure. Enjoy one of my more creative writing pieces, Under the Moon, about the little inhabitants of...

Disney Pic of the Week - Pixar

The Seas with Nemo and Friends gives us a chance to learn about and identify marine life. In addition you can talk with a totally rad turtle, ride a clam shell, and shout, "I see the dolphin!" If that's...

Germany, Mouse Ears, and a Tourist

If you love hats, you'll have a ball buying or trying on what seems like an endless assortment of mouse ears in various styles at every Walt Disney World park. You too can look like Mickey or Minnie with...

Norwegian Fashion

Looking to shop your way through Walt Disney World? Stop at the Norway pavilion in Epcot, and enter The Puffin's Roost. Here you'll find plenty of tempting Norwegian merchandise to take home. There are warm hats for those cold...

Where in the World #275

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Welcome back, Players! Here's hoping...

Newbie and the Geek Take Epcot - The End

Here they are, the links to each part of the epic trip report including the prequel. If you missed an entry or want to relive my vacation with my friend Yoli, happy reading. Make sure you have sufficient light,...

Newbie and the Geek Take Disney Resorts and Celebration

Get ready because this was a long day filled with adventure, danger, and wild creatures in the night. Our story begins on a cool January morning at All-Star Movies at Walt Disney World. It was the place we collapsed...

Newbie and the Geek Take Epcot, Again

Where does the king keep his armies? In his sleevies. Badumbump. Did you miss one of my 3 thousand trip report blogs? Do not fret, they are posted as such; Disney's Animal Kingdom posted Feb. 13th Magic Kingdom posted...

Disney Pic of the Week - Mexico

Saludos, amigos. Bienvenido a Mexico, a country filled with gorgeous desert colors, homemade tortillas, handmade home decor, history and tradition. It's all packed neat and tidy into one of Epcot's pavilions, complete with aire acondicionado central. Aqui puedes comprar...

Where in the World #271

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Guess what I realized? I've...

Newbie and the Geek Take Epcot

Happy Birthday to me. OK, now that I got that out of the way, if you've missed any of my previous trip report blog entries, the links are posted for your clicking convenience. Disney's Animal Kingdom posted Feb. 13th...

Bring Back Figment and Dreamfinder

Dear Walt Disney World Decision Makers. Figment is a lonely purple dragon who used to have a friend named Dreamfinder. I'm sure you remember Dreamfinder well. Together, they entertained us with a Journey Into Imagination and really got us...

Preparing for Illuminations

People love watching Epcot's fireworks, laser show, worldly images, flaming spectacular every single night at 9 PM EST. To get ready for the show, crew members prep the centerpiece globe as well as barges from where the fireworks shoot...

Metering Modes with Fairy, Silver Mist

Let's get technical, technical. I wanna get technical. Let's get into intermediate photography skill level in regards to metering. Don't you walk away when I am talking to you. You can do this. It's a good lesson that will...

A Street Rat Named Aladdin

Still I think he's rather tasty... Disney Pic of the Week - Favorite Character Happy New Year! May your 3 wishes come true and remember, no wishing for more wishes. Scott totally ripped off my idea of a collage....

Black and White Challenge - The End

Here marks the end of a year-long blog where I asked readers to shoot in color and B&W or at least convert color images to B&W to expand creativity. Thank you to everyone who participated. I'm sure your fellow...

Where in the World #259

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating...

Disney Abstract Photography in Blue

A brief reminder that one last blog showcasing your photos from the Black and White Challenge will post in a few weeks. Get your images in now to make the cutoff of Friday, December 21st. You can find the...

Newbie and the Geek Take Walt Disney World: Obsessed

First installment of Newbie and the Geek Take Walt Disney World Chapter two, Newbie and the Geek Take Walt Disney World: Reservations The two hyperlinks you see above are portals into this epic journey still in the developmental stages...

Hotel du Canada

Oh, Canada, I like visiting you in Florida but I'd prefer to visit you in person. Plus, you're much closer to me than Florida is. Hotel du Canada is the big building you see from afar. Too bad you...

Crown and Crest - United Kingdom Epcot

It's a jolly holiday shopping in the UK. Inside Siamese twins shoppe, Crown and Crest, you will find merchandise relaying to soccer, pubs, and the Beatles. You can also find your Family Crest of Arms and purchase it. This...

Where in the World #250

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Thanks for your wonderful messages,...

Where in the World #247

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Thank you, Players, for your...

Brighten up Your Photos with Fill Flash

A quick story before we get to the photos. I was at Epcot and as I started crossing from Club Cool towards the Mexico pavilion, I thought about the Segway tours they offer. Then a group on a Segway...

Disney Pic of the Week - China

Epcot's China pavilion is rather calming with its tranquil reflecting ponds and authentic gardens. You can watch a Circle Vision 360 film, look at a diminutive replica of tomb warriors from Emperor Qin, and of course, shop and eat....

A Topiary Salute to Woody

It's extraordinary what Disney horticulturists do with plants, flowers, and metal. Every year Epcot boasts an explosion of talent all over the park in the form of character topiaries during the Flower and Garden Festival. While some character topiaries...

Epcot Artists and Artisans

My favorite Walt Disney World park is Epcot with World Showcase ranking above Future World. I look for something new to experience with each visit. One overall aspect of World Showcase that can easily be missed are the artisans...

Where in the World #244

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! STOP the presses, Players! Carolyn...

Rainstorm Dining at Epcot

Dude! You have no idea how long it took me to find this series of photos. Why? I forgot to name the folder they're in on my external hard drive. Let that be a lesson to us all. Okay,...

Wide Angle Lens Love

I'm a Canon girl. I bought my first Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera when I was 16 years old at Levine's in Boston, MA. I remember the day rather well (a miracle for me). My heart was set on...

Come to American Adventure, We Have Candy

Standing near the register in Heritage Manor Gifts, the shop at American Adventure in Epcot, I found myself shaking my head in disbelief over the gunfight between young brothers running amuck. I personally am not a fan of toy...

Disney Pic of the Week - Italy

Italy brings to mind the aroma of hearty, rich red sauce, the vision of gondolas floating between homes, and the sound of accordions playing. When you can't make it all the way to Europe, head to Epcot's World Showcase...

You Are Here on Disney Maps

A funny thing happened on the way to creating this blog. I had selected and edited my photo weeks ago but had not yet written any words. A few days ago, I was looking at what Scott had waiting...

Where in the World #238

To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt's Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! Patti Mccaffrey, you know I...

Disney Pic of the Week - Epcot's Norway

You know that old Norwegian proverb, We open the same time as Mexico and China. No? Well, it dates back to the 1980's at Walt Disney World. This week Scott and I will edumacate you on all things Norwegian...

Disney Pic of the Week - Inside Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth (featuring my color photos) is a relaxing and slow moving dark ride that takes guests through the progress of mankind from cavemen to Steve Jobs/Steve Wozniak. It sits inside what some refer to as the giant golf...

Juggling Entertainment at World Showcase in Epcot

Interactive juggler Sergio entertaining guests at Epcot's Italy pavilion.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV 0, 58mm focal length. Sergio, the International interactive juggler, entertains guests in the World Showcase pavilion of Italy five days a week. Check the...

Where in the World #219

Time for another Where in the World Photo Challenge! Claire, I can't believe it's been a year since the Troll mission! And as I type this, you're grabbing some extra rest after One More Disney Day! What is it...

Not Your Average Maple Leaf

Once upon a time, a young and witty auburn-haired girl lived near The Happiest Place on Earth for over four years. She spent hundreds of hours strolling and playing in the park, enjoying the California weather. One day during...

Where in the World #218

Caroline Burmester: Diane Ramos left on her first Disney cruise yesterday! Quick, everyone wave Bon Voyage and she'll see it when she gets back! Chris Kelly, I would send you a candy apple if I could! :) Here was...

March & April 2012 Disney Calendars

Hi everyone! I have two calendars for you this week " March and April. I also have some news to share with you. I am planning to take a hiatus from AllEars in order to focus more on my...

Disney Pic of the Week - Japan

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 1/500s shutter, f5.6, The Japan pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase is the theme for our Pics of the Week this week. This beautiful 5-story pagoda stands at the entrance to...

Where in the World #214

Happy Belated Birthday, Lauren Thomas! I hope it was magical! I'm glad you're finally feeling better, Mary Beth Tarbet. Good job on sending that healing pixie dust, players! Mike Venere, we had snow (your fault), then Spring, and apparently...

Lisa Berton/Tigger Rumors Confirmed!

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/10s shutter, f3.5, ISO 800 Paparazzi were on hand to capture the illustrious Lisa Berton and her close, personal friend, Tigger, at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian. Also...

German Wine Selection in Epcot

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/8s shutter, f4.5, ISO 400 The Weinkeller shop in Epcot's Germany carries assorted German wines and accessories. The wine tasting is a good way to sample some of Germany's different...

2011 Test Track Highlights

As another year comes to a close, I suggested to my fellow Picture This! bloggers that we each select a favorite photo and memory from 2011 to share with you. I visited Walt Disney World in September with my...

Where in the World #205

Wait a minute, Players, we have a cast member amongst us! John from Animal Kingdom. That's a good lead-in for me saying: when we talk the next time, peeps, I will be in Walt Disney World! Staying at my...

Give Thanks for Bananas

I would like to wish my fellow Americans a Happy Thanksgiving. I would like to wish those of you across the pond and other bodies of water a Happy Thursday. I'm up to my chin in cleaning supplies trying...

Where in the World #203

Spring Smith, you are SO welcome for me putting “It's a great big beautiful tomorrow” in your head all week! How about something for this week, hmmm? Everybody's got a laughing place A laughing place to go Take a...

Trip Report: Day Two - Part I/Animal Kingdom/Epcot

For those who need to catch up, the previous blogs in this series are, in order: Trip Prequel: Decisions, Decisions Trip Prequel: Research & Practice Trip Report: Day One - Epcot Slumber was disturbed by the wake up call...

Trip Report: Day One - Epcot

While standing in line at the gate for my non-stop flight to Orlando, the woman in front of me turned around and asked, "Are you going to Florida?" If you've read my blog for some time, you're aware of...

Where in the World Challenge 195

Jeremy Mccaffrey, I heard I missed your Dumbo answer. I am really sorry about that. I put you in the list of winners, so you are eligible for the monthly drawing. Happy 10th Birthday! I hope you had a...

Where in the World #193

Karen Schlumpf and Ashley P., I'm so glad you're enjoying Where in the World! I'm curious: I know Jeremy who plays is 9. Can I hear from our other Where in the World players who are under 18? It'll...

October Walt Disney World Calendar

This photo from the Italy pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase has come to be one of my favorite photos. I know it's a little unusual but for some reason, the more I look at it, the more I like...

Riding Attractions When They Break Down

A few months ago, I was at Sea World San Antonio with my friend and her family. Her husband, three year old daughter, and I climbed into a swinging fish with bench seating. It moved like it was modeled...

Where in the World #182

Dawn Bach, thank you for such a wonderful note! Have a wonderful trip; I know you and your daughter will have a ball! And I did mean the 16th, Tom Higbee. LOL! Quick note: I will be at the...

Where in the World #177

Brian Grabowski, thanks for the great note! This was Challenge #176: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2009 Erin Blackwell Canon PhotoShot SD890 IS, 9mm, 1/40s shutter, f/3.5, ISO 3200 (ISO 3200 Mode) It's Figment's Open House sign in...

A Kiss from Space Mickey

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/80s shutter, f4.2, ISO 800 Here's Space Mickey giving me a little peck on the cheek. Don't tell Minnie! My Pic of the Week for characters in costumes was taken...

Shutterspeed Variations

Changing only the shutterspeed makes a difference in how your photos look. They don't need to be action shots either to see the variation. These four examples demonstrate enormous changes in the feel of an image. Using my Canon...

Diffusion Filters Soften the Scene

Call me old school if you'd like but as I lean more towards traditional photography, this week's theme was my idea. While nowadays you can use computer software to easily manipulate images there's nothing quite like creating a specific...

Disney Pic of the Week - Filters

This week Lisa, Scott and I are sharing pictures we've taken using filters on our cameras. There are many kinds of filters that affect your image in different ways. Ultra Violet (UV) filters reduce haze and help to protect...

Disney Pic of the Week - Monorail

The Monorail is such a favorite mode of transportation that some would even call it an attraction! In fact, I'd go as far to say that it's a symbol for the Disney Parks in the U.S. Its “elevated” status...

Edutaining Behind the Seeds Tour

Ladies and gentlemen, don't touch anything and do not make direct eye contact with potatoes. Hold onto all loose items. Take children by the hand. Put on your 3D glasses. We shall begin our exclusive pay-per-view backstage tour of...

Where in the World #165

Wow... my first week here at the Where in the World contest! Thank you to my friend, Barrie, who entrusted me with this. Thank you to Scott for welcoming to the photo blog, and to Lisa who welcomed me...

Morocco in Mirrors

Exploring new worlds from behind the lens is intriguing, captivating, and exotic. While many of us haven't traveled the globe far and wide, we have and can get a glimpse of some foreign lands at Epcot. When walking around...

Disney Pic of the Week - Universe of Energy

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/500s shutter, f11, ISO 200 The Universe of Energy is one of Epcot's opening day attractions and our choice for Pic of the Week. Today it houses Ellen's Energy Adventure,...

Disney Pic of the Week - Topiaries

The topiaries around Walt Disney World and all the Disney parks are amazing, living works of art. Many of them can only be seen at special times of the year like during the Winter Holidays or Epcot's Flower and...

March Disney World Calendar

World Showcase isn't the only place to see Illuminations. For March's calendar, I took a picture of Illuminations from Futureworld, near the Imagination Pavilion. You will need to have Adobe Reader on your computer to download the calendar(s). Just...

Silence of the Seagulls

You know them. You adore them. You mimic them. A strange and mysterious event occurs when you least expect it. Rushing ocean water crashes over the rocks, sending droplets into the air and onto your beloved birds and then...

Following Nemo and his Friends in Epcot

Follow Nemo and friends to the Seas in Epcot's Future World.Nikon D70/50mm, 1/60s, f/18, ISO 200, EV +0.3 I followed Nemo and his friends to the entrance to the Seas for my Disney Pic of the Week on The...

Disney Pic of the Week - The Seas with Nemo and Friends

In the Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion you can easily spend hours watching all the sea creatures in the large and small aquariums, talking with Crush and eating at the Coral Reef restaurant. If you're lucky you'll get...

Epcot's Test Track Assembly Line

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 11-16mm, 1/20s shutter, f2.8, ISO 800 This is the scene just after stepping off Test Track in Epcot. I spent a l-o-n-g time there on the day I took this picture. The...

A Year of Cast Members

The glisten in your eyes. The catchy song in your head. The broad smile on your face. The pep in your step. The deliciousness on your palate. All of this and so much more are brought to you by...

Disney Pic of the Week - Test Track

Our last Disney Pic of the Week series for 2010 begins today at Test Track. Barrie and Scott will be back on Thursday and Saturday, the latter being the first blog for 2011. That's how we roll, breaking barriers,...

Where in the World #157

This was Challenge #156: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/800s shutter, f/5.6, ISO 160 This maple leaf fence is located in front of the Canada pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase. Jim...

Epcot's International Gateway

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200 VR, 0.0015s shutter, f8, ISO 200 Sometimes Epcot's International Gateway feels like my own private entrance to the World Showcase. Located between the United Kingdom and France, Epcot's “back door” is...

February Disney World Calendar

In February we'll be taking a trip to Japan. This torii gate stands in front of the Japan pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase, framing Spaceship Earth across the Seven Seas Lagoon. You will need to have Adobe Reader on...

I'll Just Put it Down, Here

While everyone else is deciding what to do next, sneak off for 1 or 2 minutes and try taking photos from a different angle. It's not a matter of looking up or down or shooting while laying on your...

Sheena Easton

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200 VR, 1/60s shutter, f5.6, ISO 1600 Sheena Easton performs during one of the Eat to the Beat concerts at Epcot....

UK: A Jolly Good Time

All right? Welcome to the United Kingdom or UK for short. It is comprised of England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Her Majesty (HM) Queen Elizabeth II, a lovely dear, is head of state. Currency is represented by this...

Disney Pic of the Week - Celebrities

Lights! Camera! Action! Strike up the band! Celebrities can be found in Disney parks as visitors, performers, event attendees, and working their day jobs. Disneyland hosted the premier of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" with stars Johnny...

Where in the World #151

This was Challenge #150: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2006 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 1/2s shutter, f/5, ISO 200 Oh geez, I feel terrible. I thought this one was going to be easy! I know you...

Slow - Curve Ahead!

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 11-16mm, 1/5000s shutter, f2.8, ISO 400 Test Track in Epcot's Futureworld will get your blood pumping! The climax of this attraction is a high-speed test that sends guests screaming into a 50-degree...

Gotta Go Back in Time

It'd be so fantasically cool if the Test Track cars were DeLoreans that shot up to 88mph. Seriously, who's with me on this? I know, Back to the Future isn't a Disney movie but a child of the 80's...

Where in the World #148

This was Challenge #147: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/100s shutter, f/8, ISO 200 I always wonder what this guy is thinking about. Any ideas? Emperor Ferdinand I, of the Hapsburg...

Disney Pic of the Week - Land and Lobbies!

I'm playing catch up a little bit here. I completely missed my Pic of the Week day last week. So this week I'll be sharing two pictures. This first one is a behind the scenes glimpse of Living with...

Where in the World #140

Hi everyone " I'm back! Challenge #139 was a tough one. It had four parts, one for each week that I was on vacation. In order to make it into the prize drawing, you had to get all four...

Disney Pic of the Week - From Below

Let go of what you know and try seeing things from a different angle. Look up as Scott, Barrie, and I explore shooting From Below. Canon EOS 30D with Canon 17-40mm IS USM, ISO 250, 1/50, f5 An African...

Yard Art

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/250s shutter, f8, ISO 360 During the Flower and Garden Festival in Epcot, I always look for the display of garden art. This is a close-up of one of the pieces...

Where in the World #139

This was Challenge #138: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/15s shutter, f/4.5, ISO 2500 Good job everyone! You're right, this is the microphone in the tank with Crush at Turtle Talk...

Tiny Train

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer Ok, I admit, this is a little bit of a cheat. But it is a train, so technically, I can use it for my Pic of the Week. No one said it couldn't be...

I Walk into a Bar...

...to take photos for our Disney Pic of the Week - Bars & Lounges. La Cava del Tequila (The Tequila Cave) in Epcot's Mexico pavillion was empty when I arrived. The CMs tried to show me what they had...

September Disney World Calendar

I thought I'd share a picture of the Space Shuttle launching over Mission Space in Epcot for the September calendar. This was taken when I was there this past May. I felt like Mission Space was the perfect place...

Where in the World #136

This was Challenge #135: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/160s shutter, f/16, ISO 640 St. Theodore adorns the top of this column in Epcot " specifically, in the World Showcase Italy...

Mariachi Cobre

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 11-16mm, 1/13 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2500 My Pic of the Week is Mariachi Cobre, a 12-piece band that plays Mexican folk music. The group began playing at Walt Disney World in 1973...

Where in the World #134

This was Challenge #133: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 11-16mm, 1/25s shutter, f/2.8, ISO 800 When I exited Test Track in Epcot, I was totally enthralled by the colors and lines of the...

Disney Pic of the Week - Hidden Mickeys

Funny that I should be the one to introduce this week's Pic of the Week topic, Hidden Mickeys. I am the world's worst hidden Mickey locator. I get really excited when I find some of the most obvious ones...

Point Taken

It's a giant golf ball! It's a geodesic sphere! It's...Spaceship Earth! Follow the arrow to submerge your brain into learning about human communication and how it has improved and changed in a mere 13 minutes. That's progress! Better yet,...

Disney Pic of the Week: Spaceship Earth Epcot

As the iconic symbol of Epcot, Spaceship Earth has been photographed almost as much as Cinderella Castle. Trying to find a unique way of presenting it is nearly impossible. In fact, the photo below is me doing something I...

Back! Back over the Falls!

Our Disney Pic of the Week theme is dark rides. At first I was going to use a photo of Snow White's Scary Adventure but I've already done that. Then I thought about it's a small world and couldn't...

Under the Moon

Guten Tag! My name is Claus Stoughton and this is the story of my beloved village, Dispolok in Germany. We're best known for constructing passenger trains. From where I sit, I can see everything that happens in town. I...

Go Greener

Kermit the Frog said, "It's not easy being green." How you interpret his statement can be far and wide from what someone else ascertains. If you ask me, which no one did but it's my blog so I'll do...

Where in the World # 124

This was Challenge #122: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/1000s shutter, f/8, ISO 400 You'll find this decoration on one of the buildings in the Norway pavilion in Epcot. I don't know...

Princess Aurora

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/100 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 Sleeping Beauty, otherwise known as Princess Aurora, is my Princess Pic of the Week. Isn't she lovely? On this day I just happened to notice...

Night Light

Take a small village, add some stores and carts selling handcrafted works of art, a restaurant serving aromatic, flavorful comida, and an adventurous boat ride, put it all together and make it consistently night time and you have Epcot's...

May Disney World Calendar

As Epcot's Flower and Garden Show gets underway, I thought you might enjoy this Pluto topiary from last year's show. The dates for this year's festival are March 3 " May 16. I'm hoping to be there, are you?...

Planets Align So Rare

As you know, our theme this week is Mission: Space, an attraction I'm never ever going to attempt. If you want to give it a go and need me to hold your handbag, camera, car keys, "Grease" collection, sunglasses...

Disney Pic of the Week - Mission Space

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 This week we're going to take a look at Mission Space. Located in Future World at Epcot, this attraction is one of Disney's most intense...

Funnel Cakes

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 Nothing says American Adventure like “Funnel Cakes”!...

Where in the World #119

This was Challenge #118: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 0.0015s shutter, f/8, ISO 200 I always thought it was weird that they had these kind of ugly green metal boxes across from...

Canadian Rockies

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/5 sec, f/22 The late afternoon sun gives a nice warm glow to this waterfall in the back of the Canada pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase....

No Snow for You

There are endless wonderful comments one can make about Epcot and it's World Showcase but I'm exceptionally happy that Canada is never covered in snow because I get enough of that in Massachusetts. Other titles I considered for this...

Just Leave Me Alone

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/500 sec, f/8 Where's a guy gotta go to get a little peace and quiet around here? Something's not right here " can you see it? Just click on the...

Woosh!

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/200 sec, f/7.1 Generally, leading lines are designed to lead your viewer into your image. But sometimes, you just have to break the rules. This photo of the Mission Space...

Bienvenue vers la France

Bonjour. Well that wraps up my knowledge of the French language. Sad, I know. As you cross over the bridge in Epcot from United Kingdom you will see France. Seriously, it's true. Granted an extremely scaled down version of...

Disney Pic of the Week - France

Visit the France pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase and you'll be transported back to the beautiful city of Paris of the late 1800's. Here you will see the mansard roofs and dormers that are so recognizable as Parisian architecture....

February 2010 Walt Disney World Calendar

For this month's calendar, we're taking a trip to France " in Epcot that is. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for a desktop wallpaper version of February's calendar. You will need to have Adobe Reader on...

Where in the World #113

This was Challenge #112: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/400s shutter, f/8 There were so many creative answers this week! I could just tell that you all knew where this was, even...

Pic of the Week - Framing

Using objects in the foreground of your shot to frame your subject is a good way to focus attention where you want it and add depth to your photo. This week we'll show you some examples of framing in...

Disney Pic of the Week - Italy

Before we get started, allow me to point out that I'm still without the programs I normally use (my computer died) and am using a combination of HP Photosmart Premier for very limited editing and Paint to add my...

Where in the World #108

This was Challenge #107: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1.8s shutter, f/8 This statue of St. George and the dragon is in the center of Epcot's Germany pavilion, in front of the...

Dancing to the Beat

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/1250 sec, f/5.3 This belly dancer performs with MoRockin, an Arabic rock band that plays in Morocco. MoRockin is a very popular Epcot band and I suspect she may have...

Emblem of Marrakesh

As my submission for Disney Pic of the Week - Morocco, I offer this photograph of a stone prayer tower which is based on the Koutoubia Minaret. Moroccan architecture has a great deal of texture whether it's brick or...

The Mother(s) of All Trips - The End

Day 5 I forgot to jot down notes so it's possible that things are out of order. Four days of being out in the heat and thick humidity can and will affect you. We were tired and worn so...

The Mother(s) of All Trips

Who Yours truly, the self-appointed Disney fanatic with 20+ visits to Walt Disney World. My mom Sheryl whose last visit was in 2004. She'd never been to Animal Kingdom before. My mom's best friend since they were 16 years...

Where in the World #104

This was Challenge #103: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/160s shutter, f/11 This wooden sculpture of three kings is above the door to The Fjording shop in the Norway pavilion in Epcot....

My Little Corner

My contribution to our Disney Pic of the Week - China was taken in a tucked away part of the pavillion. I love the lighting, colors, lines, and detail. I also have a passion for this type of street...

Selective Focus

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/320s shutter, f9 My example of selective focus is this photo of the marble stones outside of China's Temple of Heaven in Epcot's World Showcase. This type of photography works...

Where in the World #100

This was Challenge #99: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/15s shutter, f/22 It's very hard to see because this photo is so small, but if you look closely where the smaller falls...

Photo Album - Off Kilter

This week I open up my photo album to share a few photos. A trip to Epcot just isn't complete without seeing Off Kilter rock the stage. They have legions of fans who watch every show they can manage....

Disney Pic of the Week - United Kingdom

Welcome to the United Kingdom, chaps. We have plenty to offer our visitors. Why we have a pub where you can enjoy some bangers and mash or fish & chips. I must say, the ale is kept cold for...

Where in the World #98

This was Challenge #97: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/250s shutter, f/5.6 You can find this mountain climber looking out over the miniature trains in a little town just outside of Germany...

Where in the World #97

This was Challenge #96: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/125s shutter, f/18 Hi everyone! I'm back from vacation and so is the Where in the World Challenge. I left you a couple...

Dragon Slayer

We had two brothers, Oliver and Marc. stay with us at different times through the high school exchange program. They taught me a few words in German that I can't use in my blog. Neither my brother or I...

Group Photos at Walt Disney World

It's very exciting when people comment on our photography blogs and ask questions because it means that you are not only reading us but you take the time to contact us and we're truly grateful. Recently we received a...

Right Before Your Eyes

Take my advice and make time to watch Miyuki. She's a well-loved treasure found in the Japan pavillion in EPCOT. Give her the name of any animal and watch her create it out of rice candy. She's absolutely incredible....

Disney Pics of the Week - Japan

This week we'll be visiting Japan with our Pics of the Week. I never get tired of touring the Japan pavilion. In fact, I think I spend more time there than in any other country in Epcot's World Showcase....

Where in the World #93

This was Challenge #92: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/250s shutter, f/8 I thought this week was going to be a challenge, but it seems that there are many of you who...

Concentration

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 1/8s shutter, f/8, ISO 800 My Pic of the Week for Mexico is a picture of a young Cast Member painting an Oaxacan woodcarving. This display is one of my favorite parts...

Disney Pic of the Week - Mèxico

Cuando ustedes estan en EPCOT y quieren sentir algo rico en colores, comida con sabor, y el deseo de escapar el caluroso sol, vaya a Mèxico donde siempre es de noche. Hay tantas cosas para comprar, mucho mas que...

Where in the World #89

This was Challenge #88: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/8s shutter, f/8, ISO 400 Well, this proved to be one of the hardest weeks ever. Only three people knew that this license...

Gadget Guy

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/40s shutter, f3.8 My Pic of the Week is the Kidcot Station in Innoventions West, where kids get to learn about gadgets, satellites and robotics with Josh. He was feeling...

Stuck on You

Over at Innoventions West located in EPCOT you'll find a game show of sorts called, What's Your Problem? The answer is Velcro and how it'll help improve your life. Seen here we have the classic case of packing for...

Disney Pics of the Week - Group Photos

Pretty much everyone finds themselves needing to take a group photo at one time or another when in Walt Disney World. This week, Scott, Lisa and I are going to share some that we've taken " along a few...

Monorail View of Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth as seen from a Monorail.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/320s, f/9, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 18mm Focal Length Epcot's Spaceship Earth is as iconic as Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle. Riding the monorail around Epcot's Futureworld, I concentrated on Spaceship Earth's...

Standing Tall

Copyright © Barrie Brewer It was hard to find a photo of Spaceship Earth for Pic of the Week this week. Believe it or not, I haven't actually taken that many pictures of it. I know, amazing, but true....

Disney Pic of the Week - Spaceship Earth

As I descended the ramp from the monorail station at EPCOT, I heard a small child excitedly point out to his father, "Look! It's the golf ball on legs!" This week, my friends and I present our photos of...

Conquerors of the Seas

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/320s shutter, f5.3 My Pic of the Week for Epcot's Norway is the Viking statue outside of the Stave Church. Inside the church is an exhibit featuring weapons and other...

Norwegian Watercolors

I haven't seen any commercials lately for Norway but something tells me if they were to spark a whole new advertising campaign to draw in tourists they'd have a catchy song that would go a little something like this....

Eat Your Veggies

Once upon a time a young photographer went to Orlando to see her favorite music group's reunion concert. It only made sense that she also visit Walt Disney World and stay there as well. This was her first time...

Disney Pics of the Week - Topiary

Disney artists work in many mediums, not the least of which is shrubbery. Topiary is the art of creating sculptures from living plants such as trees and shrubs. Disney gardeners also create topiary from moss and vines. Topiary dates...

June Disney World Calendar

This month's calendar is from Canada in Epcot's World Showcase. I know for some of us, it seems like a long time away before we see blooming roses. Hang in there though " it's not as far off as...

Where in the World #81

This was Challenge #80: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/800s shutter, f/8 O Canada! Hello to all our Canadian readers! The answer to this week's challenge is the Canada Pavilion in Epcot....

May Disney World Calendar

For your May calendar, may I present my favorite character, Dory, and Nemo's worrisome dad, Marlin. This undersea sculpture can be found outside of The Seas with Nemo and Friends in Epcot. It's a great place for a group...

Yo Tengo Hambre

Last year at the Food and Wine Festival I tried a "Gypsy Arm" guava roll from Puerto Rico. It was very good, not cavity-causing sweet and had coconut all around. Que sabor! Senor, I'll have another, por favor....

Where in the World #76

This was Challenge #75: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/320s shutter, f/9 Before its closure in 2004, the Wonders of Life pavilion in Epcot was home to such attractions as Body Wars...

He Can Call Me a Flower If He Wants To

Spring is in the air, my friends. Flowers will bloom, birds will sing, and insanely expensive outfits that no one will ever wear will stroll the runway. Ahh, yes, I can envision it all now and that hat is...

Reflections of Earth

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 5s shutter, f8 Visit Epcot at night and you'll see Spaceship Earth reflecting its brilliant color in the World Showcase Lagoon. You can see Mexico's Cantina de San Angel in...

Guest Services Cast Member

Guest Services Cast Member processes an Annual Pass for a guest.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/30s, f/4.5, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 36mm Focal Length Cast Members, or CMs for short, make the magic come alive at Disney themeparks. From entertainers to street...

Disney Pic of the Week - Cast Members

It's Cast Members who make the Disney parks magical. They go above and beyond everyday to make sure our experience is one to be remembered. Disney's Cast Members really are something special. This week we'll be paying homage to...

Where in the World #72

This was Challenge #71: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2006 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 55-200mm, 1/6s shutter, f/8 This miniature train is in the display just outside of the Germany pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase. If you've been...

Will that be Cash or Credit?

One sound you will hear everywhere you venture off to is that of a cash register. It might be the bell tone of a drawer opening up and the clinking of coins or the sound of dial-up as your...

Smiles Are the Same in Any Language

This week's series is about Cast Members who work at EPCOT's World Showcase and it is one of my very favorite subjects. I can't tell you how many conversations I've had with the kids (of all ages) who absolutely...

Disney Pics of the Week - World Showcase Cast Members

This week Lisa, Scott and I will be sharing photos of Cast Members who work in the countries of the World Showcase. Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 50.0mm f/1.4 lens, 1/40s shutter, f1.4 I'd like to introduce...

Where in the World #69

This was Challenge #68: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 50mm f/1.4, 1/30s shutter, f2.8, ISO 3200 The Seas with Nemo and Friends has a great queue. Near the beginning of the queue you'll...

Disney Pic of the Week - Musicians/Singers

Good evening (insert city here)! Are you ready to rock? I can't hear you! The people upstairs, are you ready to rock? Right on! (guitar riff) Disney parks are known for having first class entertainment and the musicians and...

Lisa's Disney Top 10

Scott, Barrie, and I often toss ideas around regarding the Picture This! blogs. What themes should we have, what topics should we write about and revisit, whose turn is it to be picked on, etc... It was maybe a...

Where in the World #65

This was Challenge #64: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/160s shutter, f6.3 Off Kilter is a fabulous Celtic rock band that entertains guests near the Canadian pavilion in Epcot. This is Jamie...

Japanese Garden

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/640s shutter, f4.5 Being a gardener myself, I really appreciate the work of the landscaping crews at Walt Disney World. They do such a wonderful job of transporting us to the...

Keeping it Clean

This week's theme is landscaping. Disney parks and resorts have pristine greens and flower beds throughout the parks but they wouldn't be that way without guys like these. These gentlemen were working in EPCOT across from Nemo. I'm not...

Where in the World #62

This was Challenge #61: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/250s shutter, f8 You guys are good! This was a hard one. This postal box is in the United Kingdom, in Epcot's World...

Trick or Treat

This decadent-looking candy apple caught my eye at Süssigkeiten (Sweets) in Germany's pavillion in EPCOT. The Mickey ears treat is drenched in milk chocolate, designed to look like it's covered by a cobweb and boasts two happy candy pumpkins....

Where in the World #59

This was Challenge #58: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/800s shutter, f7.1 This cool tile wall is in front of the Universe of Energy in Epcot's Future World. It's a great place...

Epcot Water Fountain

Copyright © 2006 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 0.5s shutter, f5 My Pic of the Week for water is the reverse waterfall fountain, or water-rise, in Epcot in front of the Journey into Imagination Pavilion....

Japan Pavilion

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 26s shutter, f8 Choosing a Pic of the Week for architecture was really hard! Walt Disney World is an amazing place to take architectural photos and I love that kind of...

Indoors: Heigh Ho Cherry Tomato

A quick story to share first. Way, waaaay, way back in October of 2004, I finally got my grandparents to go to Walt Disney World with me. One of the attractions we enjoyed was Living with the Land. Now,...

Disney Pics of the Week - Indoor Photography

This week's theme for Pic of the Week is indoor photography. Although it might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of taking pictures in Walt Disney World, there are loads of great indoor...

Where in the World #48

This was Challenge #47: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/500s shutter, f11 This is the sign for the relatively new Character Spot sign in Epcot. Head to Innoventions West to meet Mickey...

September Disney Calendar

If you read my December 25, 2007 blog, you know that my holiday gift to you is that each month I will post a photo calendar page that you can print out and use at home or work during...

Epcot's Morocco at Night

The Morocco pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase at night.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/10s, f/3.5, 1600 ISO, -0.6 EV, 18mm Focal Length The Koutoubia Minaret (prayer tower) in Epcot's Morocco pavilion is beautifully lighted every night and makes an excellent Disney Pic...

Canon's Color Accent

I dedicate this blog to all my fellow Canon peeps. :secret handshake: Camera companies are always competing in the sense that one brand's cameras can do something that another's doesn't. One of Canon's specialties is Color Accent. You'll find...

August Disney Calendar

If you read my December 25, 2007 blog, you know that my holiday gift to you is that each month I will post a photo calendar page that you can print out and use at home or work during...

Year of the Monkey

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/400s shutter, f5.3 The China Pavilion in Epcot celebrates the Flower and Garden Festival with a display of Chinese Zodiac topiaries. My Pic of the Week is a topiary depicting the...

July Disney Calendar

If you read my December 25, 2007 blog, you know that my holiday gift to you is that each month I will post a photo calendar page that you can print out and use at home or work during...

Where in the World? #39

This was Challenge #38: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/5s shutter, f3.5 You'll find this fountain in the marketplace of the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase. Mexico is a great place...

Photo Album - Character Masquerade

If you're like me, every once in awhile you pull out the old photo albums and relive those happy times from yesteryear. Tonight I was enjoying a solo trip I made to Walt Disney World over Thanksgiving in 2003....

Focus on Disney World - Where in the World? #37

This was Challenge #36: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/50s shutter, f5 The three-tiered, circular Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest is a one-half scale reproduction of its counterpart inside the Temple of...

Focus on Disney World - Where in the World? #30

This was Challenge #29: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/8s shutter, f4.8 This was a tough one! By far, the most popular guess was Pirates of the Caribbean. However, the correct answer is...

Focus on Disney World - Where in the World? #27

This was Challenge #26: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 0.4s shutter, f4.5 This sculpture is in the lobby area of the Impressions de France film in Epcot's World Showcase. I've always thought that...

Focus on Disney World - Where in the World? #24

This was Challenge #23: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/125s shutter, f5.6 The Mexico Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase is the home of last week's photo challenge. This is a close-up of a...

Focus on Disney World - A Holiday Gift

Season's Greetings! I hope everyone is having a wonderful time with your loved ones. I have a gift to share. I hope you like it. The gift is a monthly calendar for the new year. Each month I will post...

Light Meter: Silhouettes

Bonjour. I trust you are all rested after whooping it up at MouseFest. Those of you who were not in attendance were probably causing trouble elsewhere. News gets around, ya know. I was on a mission to come back with...

Focus on Disney World - Where in the World? #18

This was Challenge #17: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/18-200VR, 1/500s shutter, f13 You're going to have to get up early to beat the Romano family! Once again, Christina, Nick and Annette Romano have won...

Focus on Disney World - Where in the World? #16

This was Challenge #15: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2006 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/55-200, 10/2500s shutter, f10 Christina Romano is this week's challenge winner. Way to go Christina! With the help of her sister, Jessie and her dad, Nick,...

Focus on Disney World - Where in the World? #14

This was Challenge #13: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/18-200VR, 1/1000s shutter, f8 Kudos to Tim Wingfield! He did some very creative detective work and was the first to come up with the right answer....

Focus on Disney World - Where in the World? #13

This was Challenge #12: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/18-200VR, 1/500s shutter, f8 Everyone's a winner! There were more responses than ever to this week's challenge and everyone knew that the photo was taken in...

Focus on Disney World - Where in the World? #10

This was Challenge #9: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/55-200, 10/5000s shutter, f5.6 This Hidden Mickey is on one of the totem poles outside of Canada in the World Showcase area of Epcot. Do you...

Focus on Disney World - Germany

Copyright © 2006 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/55-200, 0.8s shutter, f4.8 I think I've mentioned this before - night photos are my favorite, especially from Disney World. This is Germany from the World Showcase in Epcot. I think Epcot is...

Focus on Disney World - Composition

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/18-200VR, 1/250s shutter, f5.7 Most of us take a lot of snapshots when we are on vacation " quick photos of our traveling companions standing in front of their favorite attractions. We're happy...

Focus on Disney World - Where in the World? #7

This was Challenge #6: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50/18-200VR, 1/60s shutter, f4.8 Many people guessed Small World for this challenge. I can see why, but it's actually from the United Kingdom toy store in...

Focus on Disney World - Illuminations

Copyright © 2003 Barrie Brewer, Nikon E3100 One of the things Disney does best is put on a spectacular fireworks show. This photo, although not one of my best, has always been one of my favorites. It's a photo...

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