Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'disney'

Disney Pic of the Week: Souvenir IF Money Were No Object

If money was no object, I would buy out the Art of Disney shop found on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom and then build a house to best show off all the prints, paintings, figurines and collectibles....

Disney Pic of the Week: Thanksgiving

From all of us to all of you:...

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas Lights

As a Disney fan I can only think of one thing when someone mentions Christmas Lights and that's the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. As I am not so great with night photography, here's a photo Linda Eckwerth...

Disney Pic of the Week: Rain

I had to think long and hard about a photo of Rain at Disney. If I'm out in the rain, my camera isn't! This past weekend's Wine and Dine half marathon was in the pouring rain. I felt for...

Disney Pic of the Week: Fire

My photo for this week's Disney Pic of the Week theme of FIRE is from the now closed Backlot Tour at Disney's Hollywood Studios. In its heyday, Catastrophe Canyon was the highlight of the tour. The fire and water...

Deb Wills and Don Ducky Wiliaims at Epcot

Deb Wills having her picture taken with Don "Ducky" Williams.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/30s, f/8, ISO 2200, EV -0.3, 28mm Focal Length. With this being All Ears in the Parks for the Disney Pic of the Week, I felt it appropiate...

Catch You Later

My inner monologue has been over-flowing with stereotypical Jewish what ifs, guilt, second guesses, and the desire for a nice Kosher deli at Disneyland, all in Jackie Mason's voice. Why? What's all the fuss? As a photo blogger I...

Neon Night Photography

Over the years, one of the most common questions asked of Scott, Barrie (you remember her), and me, is about night photography. Our reply always includes the need for a tripod or steady flat surface so that your camera...

What Do You Do at Walt Disney World? Results

The winner of last week's caption contest is Kay Moss with her submission, Let it go, let it go.......(humming). Kay has won a Minnie Mouse pin. Congratulations! Now, onto the blog. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A few months ago I set up...

Last Set of Photo Bombs from Readers

This topic started back in May when I wrote a blog about sneaking into photos for fun. Nowadays the hip cats (kats? katz? Top Cat?) call it photo bombing. I invited readers to send in their own photos containing...

Disney Pic of the Week - Epcot Entertainers

Scott and I would like to dedicate our Disney Pic of the Week to the cast of talented actors, musicians, singers, comedians, and dancers who were recently let go from Epcot. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for always making...

This Way to Fantasmic

Disney's Hollywood Studios (aka MGM Studios) has a large (get it?) assortment of billboards staggered throughout the park. I don't think that it's necessarily very Hollywood since signage on Sunset Blvd and Hollywood Blvd (in Hollywood) consists of moving...

Signs that You're in a Disney Park

Everything is matchy-matchy, themed, and ensembleized (new word) at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World. It's like each land is wearing Garanimals (way before my time). But that's what we love, that extreme attention to detail that assists in...

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,...

Disney Pic of the Week - Flowers

Tiptoe through the tulips and Tinker Bell will trip your toes. She's feisty and she doesn't appreciate people stomping around the garden. That's why Disney plants flowers away from Guests' reach. Okay, maybe they don't. Just don't sit on...

Alien Chipmunks

Scott selected this week's theme, in case you hadn't already guessed. I struggled to find an image that fit properly and wasn't of the rotating planet in front of Mission: Space. I need those photos for my own Light...

Photobombs from Readers

In last week's episode I wrote about photobombing. It wasn't a how to course but rather a recap and look at how something old is new again. New-ish, really. If you missed the blog, read it now so my...

Disney Photobomb

Photobombing has swept the nation, no, the world as a whole, and the funniest thing is, it's nothing new. Now it just has a name. If you're unfamiliar with the term, allow me to explain. You know how wen...

Disney Pic of the Week - All-Star Resorts

Family-friendly, enjoyable for solo travelers, and kitschy fun for friends, the various All-Star Resorts at Walt Disney World are considered value resorts given they're priced lower than the rest of the on-property accommodations. Themed from top to bottom, inside...

Tree of Life Animal Friends

On my solo trips I try to make a point of walking around the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom, seeking out the beautifully hand-carved mammals and even the insects. :shiver: There are more than 300 pieces of...

Disney Pic of the Week - Muppet Vision 3D

Muppet Vision 3D first appeared, and is still playing, at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim. Outside the theatre entrance you'll find Beaker and The Great Gonzo up to their old tricks along with the flying pig ship from The...

Disney Pic of the Week - Peter Pan's Flight

Quite possibly the most popular ride in all of Fantasyland, Peter Pan's Flight sets visitors off in a sailing ship that flies high above London and Neverland. Yes, you can fly. Relive scenes from Walt Disney's 1953 classic animated...

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...

Al's Toy Barn Flashback

For my part of remembering attractions that are now closed, I turn the clock back to when Toy Story's meet and greet was located off Streets of America. The set consisted of a facade of Al's Toy Barn, owned...

Is it Real or a Pangani Forest Exploration Trail Prop?

We've come to expect well-detailed attractions, resorts, restaurants, and even restrooms from Disney. Let's face it, we're spoiled and we have high expectations. But every once in a while, don't you just stop and look at something and ask...

Virtual Disney Pals - Finale

Disclaimer - This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual...

Virtual Disney Pals, Part 3

Disclaimer - This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual...

Virtual Disney Pals, Part 2

Disclaimer - This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual...

Virtual Disney Pals

Disclaimer - This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual...

Tourist in the Wild at Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom has animals and the king of the jungle, who doesn't reside on the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Wait, who rules this kingdom? I think too much. Yeah, we'll just move on to the Disney Pic of the Week...

Make Room for Minnie

I have a new strategy when it comes to shopping. Should I find something that I want and know that I truly don't need, I take a photograph of it. My savings thank me because it's far more important...

Disney Pic of the Week - Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios wants you to live the Hollywood life by surrounding you with stunt shows, singers and dancers, endless jay walking opportunities, waiters who are really comedians, and over priced food and drink. At least the streets are...

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...

Cartoons Before Dinner

Disneyland Hotel offers multiple dining options, two of which are side by side, Goofy's Kitchen and Steakhouse 55. The Coffee House (everything's to go) is across from Goofy's Kitchen. While you're waiting to be seated (or just need to...

Cropping Photos, Again

Editing photos is common, especially cropping out excess space. Rather than re-write the lesson, I'm re-posting it for anyone who missed it the first time. I lied, I'm just posting the link. Cropping Photos with Character: Starring Glo Ignore...

Gift Ideas for Disney Fans

If you or a loved one are a Disney enthusiast (aka geek) and are stumped at what to buy for a birthday or holiday present, then continue reading. I have a whole gamut of gift solutions for you (and...

Disney Pic of the Week - Camp Minnie-Mickey

Disney's Animal Kingdom consists of various "lands" or themed sections like it's older siblings. Camp Minnie-Mickey is one such area. Here you'll find Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and their pals...whoa. Stop. Times have changed. Characters...

Donald Duck Wear

Among the list of t-shirts I haven't yet bought but have seriously considered buying is this one. It's available in the Mexico pavilion along with other merchandise inspired by Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros. The Crazy Duck...

Disney Pic of the Week - Lighting Fixtures

Over the years, my fellow Picture This! bloggers and I have tried to cover everything possible as topics for our Disney Pic of the Week. Sometimes you can guess who came up with the theme. For instance, Hunks was...

Disney Pic of the Week - Insects

Insects? Ech. I'm itchy just thinking of the topic. Thanks, Scott. I'm not sure what he had in mind. Love bugs don't wear mouse ear hats. Couldn't we have just gone with It's Tough to be a Bug the...

Miniature Jungle Cruise

It will come as no surprise to you that I love the puns and corny jokes told by Jungle Cruise skippers. I have sailed passed the backside of water countless times. As such, I've taken the same photos over,...

Disney Pic of the Week - Kidcot

Kidcot Fun Stops are located in each of Epcot's 11 World Showcase pavilions. Their purpose is to get kids involved in arts and crafts. A Cast Member at each pavilion will stamp whatever the current cutout character on a...

The Flying Dutchman

Scott came up with our theme this week, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Movies. My original theme, Johnny Depp in Various Stages of Sexy, was vetoed. Bugger! Instead of posting a photo I never took of Johnny, here's one...

Disney Pic of the Week - Echo Lake

Disney's Hollywood Studios offers up a look into movie making and Hollywood in general with shows like Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and attractions like American Idol Experience. Both of these take place in a portion of the park...

The Trouble with Stormtroopers

Disney Pic of the Week - Star Wars Weekends Come on over and "Like" my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter, my handle is lisano1....

Disney Pic of the Week - Balloons

Before we begin this week's theme, I want to offer up a "do over" of last week. As it turned out, Scott and I had similar shots of the exact same clock in Tomorrowland. Great Scott! Although, my writing...

Tomorrowland Arcade Time

When the little lightning bolt is on the 10 and the big lightning bolt is on the 4, you gotta get back in time. What? Yes, I'm mixing theme parks. As my pal Scott probably told you on Tuesday,...

In-Camera Color Special Effects

Here are just a few cool things my Canon SX30 IS point and shoot camera can do. Consult your camera's manual to find out if yours can do the same things and how. This is a quick recap and...

Kilimanjaro Safaris Bonus Gorilla

A gorilla on the safari? Surely you must be joking. You're such a jokester, Lisa. There is one, not along the drive itself but read on to learn more, and stop calling me Shirley. Picture this (the jokes never...

Princess Merida

Last year we saw the release of Brave , Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature. Princess Merida, the lead character quickly arrived in Disney theme parks as did merchandise supporting the film. Like aiming at a far off...

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 - New Experience

It goes without saying that I'm questioned as to why I visit Walt Disney World and Disneyland so often. Haven't you done everything? they ask. You and I know that the answer is and will always be, no. New...

Tumble Monkeys

Swinging along with our Disney Pic of the Week theme, yellow, are the tumble monkeys from Festival of the Lion King. Catch their high-flying, bouncing, Timon-carrying act at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The fellas, uh, monkeys, are my favorite part...

Newbie and the Geek Take Downtown Disney and More

Our fourth day of vacationing was the most relaxed which might be an odd statement once you read all that we did. The morning began as usual with eating breakfast in our room at All-Star Movies. We'd each bought...

Newbie and the Geek Take Magic Kingdom

Last Wednesday I wrote about our experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom Magic Kingdom was going to be the one that would strike comparisons against Disneyland. It happens to me on every visit so I knew it would undoubtedly do...

Disney Pic of the Week - Snacks

My mind wanders off to New Orleans Square in Disneyland where I always enjoy a cool and refreshing mint julep accompanied by an order of hot and powdered sugar beignets. (Homer Simpson drooling noises) Snacks are very popular at...

Plan to Save Money

Repeat Disney Parks vacationers know to look for package deals and resort discounts when booking trips. We use experience when making decisions on packing, transportation, and entertainment for ourselves and kids while en route. Overall, we've got mad skills...

Disney Pic of the Week - Flowers

Good morning. It's a beautiful day in a sunny state where flowers bloom all year long and the essence of love fills the air. Buenos dias. Es un hermoso dia en un estado soleado donde las flores florecen todo...

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...

High School Musical Dancers

Major props to the entertainers at Disney Parks who sweat energy and smile year round regardless of weather conditions. A quick glance back in time to 2007 when the High School Musical trilogy wound down its Wild Cat-infused popularity....

Front Row at Lights, Motors, Action!

Be it a concert, theatrical performance, or sporting event, people love sitting in the front row. You're close to the action, so close that you can see performers sweating or catch an out of bounds ball. As exciting as...

Disney Pic of the Week - Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line currently has a fleet of four ships: Wonder, Dream, Magic, and Fantasy. Sailings depart from Los Angeles, CA, Galveston, TX, Miami, FL, Port Canaveral, FL, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Barcelona, Spain. Cruises are designed to entertain...

Disney Pic of the Week - Pins

Pins are hugely popular amongst Disney fans, so much so that the Walt Disney Company hosts special pin trading events and exclusive releases. They make a huge profit off of pin sales alone so why not create special occasions...

Tuckered Out on the Studio Backlot Tour

The Studio Backlot Tour over at Disney's Hollywood Studios is a sore spot with folks like who miss the way it was. When I went along for the ride, I found that the guy sitting behind me wasn't too...

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...

Understanding White Balance III

It seems that every two years I write a blog about white balance. Each one is different than the next. In the first blog I used outdoor images on an overcast day and a set of hostage-held plush under...

Scary Sights at Disney Parks

Disneyland, The Happiest Place on Earth and Walt Disney World, The Most Magical Place on Earth are both fantastical dreams come to life. Through the imagination and hard work of Walt and Roy Disney, legions of Imagineers, construction workers,...

Disney Pic of the Week - Haunted Mansion

Do you like ghost stories? Well then, come closer and listen as I make up a spooky story about Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. Back in the 1960's, many years before my parents met, Walt Disney began building the Haunted Mansion...

View from a Monorail

Riding around on the monorail just for the sake of doing so is a nice way to relax and see things from a different perspective. It's even better when you can find yourself a window seat without standing passengers...

Caption Contest - The Little Mermaid

You've seen the movie. You've seen the live show. Now see what you can come up with for a funny caption. I'll pick a winner to receive a special prize. This contest is open to all ages in all...

Disney Pic of the Week - Festival of the Lion King

Elephant, warthog, giraffe, and lion impersonators gather and sit on football stadium-like seating inside a theater. Center stage fills with acrobatic monkeys, soaring birds, stilt walkers, Timon, and a "family" of talented singers. This is, Festival of the Lion...

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...

Newbie and the Geek Take Walt Disney World: Reservations

Before I jump into what's new, those of you just joining us can catch up here. Newbie and the Geek Take Walt Disney World During one of our earlier phone calls, Yoli mentioned using a travel agency to book...

Making Lens Flare Work for You

Tell me something, have you ever had sun streaks in your pictures? Did the person or thing you aimed at turn out dark? There's a way to successfully incorporate lens flare and keep your subject recognizable. No, I'm not...

Outdoor Portrait Lighting Jedi Style

Making girls soon on the mean Streets of America was Anakin Skywalker, of Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The brooding soon-to-turn bad guy, stood out in the hot sun (ours not his), greeting fans, posing for photos,...

Photography Tips from it's a small world Cast

In another exclusive conversation with the Cast Members of it's a small world, they wanted to jump into my photography blog and offer their own advice. Based on the millions upon millions of both happy singers and grumpy eye...

Enchanted Tiki Room Lighting

Buenas dias. My naps are getting more and more elusive. Look at all the people. Welcome to Lisa Berton's Enchanted Tiki Room Lighting blog entry. My goodness, you're all staring at these words, I'd better type faster. The singing...

Indiana Jones and Canon's Smart Shutter

Millions of folks with point and shoot cameras don't take advantage of even half of what their cameras can do. I recently chatted up a gentleman in a wholesale store who was looking at cameras. He had just bought...

Monorail Futuristic

Everyone loves a free ride. Hop aboard Walt Disney World's monorail from the Polynesian, Grand Floridian or Contemporary resorts and enjoy the view. Adobe Photoshop is fun! Disney Pic of the Week - Monorails Keep up with my freelance...

Characters of the Disney Dream

Disney characters are a joy to see at the Disney resorts. Seeing them on the Disney Dream cruise ship last January was even more joyous. The ship, while big, is still small compared to a park. Many meet and...

Livin' on the Edge

As is with any great attraction, when you exit, you find yourself in a gift shop. Some thrill rides, such as Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith will grab a snapshot of you and your mates during a drop...

When to Wait

You've made your way to The Happiest Place on Earth or The Most Magical Place on Earth and you are bursting at the seams with anticipation and excitement. All of that bottled up energy is ricocheting inside of you...

Disney Delights with Magical Smiles

Barrie is taking a break until August 22nd! While Barrie is on break, we will share some photos from fans of the AllEars® Facebook page! Today's photos courtesty of the following AllEars Facebook Fans: Kalin Johnson, Pamela Jane Gray, Laura...

Photo Album - Star Wars Weekends

While I hadn't seen every "Star Wars" movie when my vacation overlapped Stars Wars Weekends at then-named Disney-MGM Studios in 2006, I knew enough to appreciate all that I saw. By researching the schedule of events online before I...

Character Photos!

Sundays just won't be the same for awhile! Barrie is taking a break for the summer, so the next time you will see Where in the World will be on August 22. That means you have lots of time to...

Your Photography Questions Answered

Last week I invited you all to write Barrie, Scott, and me with your photography questions. We weren't able to get to everyone but we thank you for reading our blogs and taking the time to write us. Without...

Pixelmania!

What happens when you mix a love of Disney, a group of photography fanatics and a time to experience both? You get Pixelmania! The theme for Pixelmania was "A gathering of photography, friends & fun!" Hosted by The Magic...

Disney Pic of the Week: Main Street USA Windows

Last December, I took my first tour at Walt Disney World called KEYS TO THE KINGDOM and learned about the history of the Walt Disney Company and the Magic Kingdom. Though I was aware of the windows on Main...

Taking a Break

You know, it's a bit funny but these "assignments" we've given ourselves each week is like going through photography school all over again. Take for instance this week's theme, abstracts. That's not something I normally go out and shoot...

Disney Cameras

Last year around this time, I went over a list of digital cameras for kids and teens. Now, I'll turn the attention to Disney cameras which are of course, designed for kids and a few adults who like toys....

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....

Disney Pic of the Week: Street Performers

Street performers not street walkers! This is a family-friendly website, people. Geez. ;-) No matter which Disney park you visit, you'll find a vast amount of extremely gifted Cast Members who sing, dance, tell jokes, act, perform magic tricks,...

Pleasure Island's Kiss Goodbye: Act Two

I last left off having watched Yvette, the French Canadian maid entertain folks in the Main Salon at the Adventurer's Club. To read Act One, click here. Once I got back to the Treasure Room, I spent time chatting...

Back in Time: Dis/Magic Meets

If you'll all kindly step forward into my time machine then we can be on our way. Our first brief visit will be to DisMeet of 2006. The gathering of 350 or so Disney fans took place at the...

Light Meter: Shoot from Different Angles

As they say, variety is the spice of life. It's easy to "spice up" your photographs by simply taking a few minutes to walk around and shoot from different positions. You may find yourself standing on benches, crouching down or...

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