Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'long exposure'

Test Track Zoom Zoom at Epcot

Riding Test Track in Epcot's Future World.Nikon D750/Sigma 15mm Fisheye, 1.3s, f/8, ISO 6400, EV 0. Life for Scott lately has been zooming by so he is taking a break the next two weeks. He will be back soon...

Anatomy of a Magic Kingdom Sunset

On my trip last week, I was on my own Friday at the Magic Kingdom. Using an app on my phone, I had determined a location to photograph the sunset. It was from the bridge on the Wishing Well...

Purple Wishes over Cinderella Castle

Purples hues during Wishes over Cinderella Castle.Nikon D750/Tokina 16-28mm, 5.4s, f/16, ISO 100, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length, tripod, remote shutter release. Scott is still on his Stay-cation this week but will be back next week with more on...

Fireworks Primer for Walt Disney World

As the calendar heads towards summer, can Fireworks Season be far behind? Wishes fireworks show over Cinderella Castle.Nikon D700/24-120VR, 15s, f/11, ISO 280, EV 0, 35mm focal length, tripod. At Walt Disney World, every day is in Fireworks Season...

Illuminations at 28mm

On my last trip to Walt Disney World, I went light by only bringing the Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. At 28mm this lens is not as wide as I would like to photograph Illuminations, I found this...

Disney Pic of the Week: The Great Movie Ride

Back in February of this year (2015), the Sorcerer's Hat was about 80 percent removed from Disney's Hollywood Studies. I knew the next time I would visit, the view down Hollywood Blvd. would be very different. Or would it?...

Spaceship Earth at Night in Epcot

Before a trip to Walt Disney World, I will browse through photos on flickr and Google in search of ideas. I found this composition and put it on my shot list for the trip. Though the photo which was...

Blue Storm at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Tower of Terror as a storm closes in on Disney's Hollywood Studios.Nikon D750/28-300VR, 4.5s, f/22, ISO 100, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length, Tripod. I bet you can guess by this photo I took last Saturday from the location of...

Do-over at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The photo this week was taken by me in February of 2009 from the location of tomorrow's All Ears Photo Meet. Earlier this year, the Sorcerer Mickey Hat was removed from in front of the Great Movie Ride. The...

Tripods at Walt Disney World Review

A very useful photographer tool for low light and night photography at Walt Disney World is a Tripod. While it is not essential to have a tripod for the upcoming All Ears Picture This! Photo Meet on Saturday, Setpember...

Disney Pic of the Week: Trashcans

Trashcans at Walt Disney World are everywhere. You can not walk 20 feet without coming upon one. Sadly, Disney has found in their American parks, such an abundance is needed. When photographing there, it is hard not to get...

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas Lights

When it comes to Christmas Lights, you would be hard pressed to find something as spectacular as the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This display has evolved from a fairly static version when the...

Main Street Electrical Parade Over Time

There was a late night performance of the Main Street Electrical Parade on my last visit to the Magic Kingdom. The platform overlooking Main Street USA only had a few people so I set up the camera on a...

Disney Pic of the Week: Paradise Pier

Paradise Pier in Disney's California Adventure was a most pleasant surprise. I knew California Screamin' was going to be a blast but the overall feel of the place did remind me of the East Coast boardwalks with fun games,...

Riding Tomorrowland's Astro Orbiter in the Magic Kingdom

I have been visiting Walt Disney World since 1983. In all that time, I have never ridden one of the iconic rides in the Magic Kingdom. This has always been my view of it... Long exposure photo of the...

Photographing the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at Night

Photographing in the Magic Kingdom at night is a lot of fun. Especially, late at night as the crowd thins out and photographers can set up their tripods almost anywhere. Which is exactly what I did in Fantasyland to...

Hall of Presidents Lobby in the Magic Kingdom

Fisheye view of the lobby inside the Hall of Presidents.Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm, 1/6s, f/8, ISO 200, EV 0. The above photo took two years to get it right. The first time I attempted this photo, I did not notice...

Best of Walt Disney World in 2013

After visiting Disneyland in September, I had two trips to Walt Disney World in October and December. The first was a family vacation where I photographed while touring the parks. The other was a planned couple of days photographing...

Wishing You a Happy New Year

Christmas Wishes over Cinderella Castle.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 11s, f/22, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm focal length, tripod. Ending the year with a bang! Christmas Wishes over Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. Happy New Year!...

Create Your Own Disney Vacation Postcard

Legions of Disney Parks lovers return "home" year after year whether it's to Anaheim or Lake Buena Vista or perhaps Paris, Hong Kong, or Tokyo. We've bought the single and multi-pack postcards and mailed them off to family and...

LIberty Bell at Night in the Magic Kingdom

A replica of the famous Liberty Bell was specially cast from the original mold for Walt Disney World and placed in Liberty Square in 1989. Surrounding the Liberty Bell are the flags of the original thirteen colonies. For more...

Disney Pic of the Week: Illuminations

The current Illuminations fireworks show, Reflections of Earth, is a fabulous show right in the heart of Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon. I believe it it the closest guests get to a Disney fireworks show at Walt Disney World. I...

Bad Fireworks Turned Psychedelic

Coming up on the end of a long day in the Magic Kingdom, I knew Wishes was about to begin. With me was a tiny lightweight tripod with bendable legs designed for holding small point and shoot cameras. The...

Rainbow TTA PeopleMover

Riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover at night.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1.6s, f/4, ISO 400, EV +0.7, 60mm Focal Length. Riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover at night is a colorful Disney Pic of the Week on TTA PeopleMover especially if...

House of Blues Slows Down

There are a good many Downtown Disney restaunts in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. I have yet to try them all, as sad as that sounds. On my last visit to Florida, my friend and I gave House of...

Photographing Fireworks - Part 1

Before I left for Walt Disney World a couple of weeks ago, I asked if there was anything you would like me to cover. I got an inquiry about how to photograph the firework shows at the Magic Kingdom....

Reflective Disney

Reflections at Walt Disney World can be found in mirrors, windows, metal surfaces and in the rivers, lakes, fountains with still water. When using a reflective surface make sure you are not in the photo (unless your intention is...

Spring Waterfalls

It is Spring. Both on the calendar and in the air where I live in upstate New York. Most of the United States has had serious bouts with Spring fever. Spring is also the time of rain and melting...

TTA Colors

Tomorrowland Transit Authority long exposure abstract.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 5s, f/4, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 18mm Focal Length Still working on seeing abstract compositions. While riding the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland Transit Authority and watching the colored lights changing I created this...

Italy at Night

Epcot's Italy pavilion at night.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 13s, f/16, 200 ISO, -0.6 EV, 18mm focal length, tripod This Disney Pic of the Week on Italy lets me show you another photo from the night I toured World Showcase with a...

Capturing an Empty Disney Park

Walt Disney World hosts millions of visitors each year. There are always people about even during a slow period. Yet, you can take photographs without people in them. One way is to get low and shoot at an angle...

Tripod vs. Hand Held Comparison

In my recent article on Using a Tripod at Walt Disney World, I talked about the advantages of using a tripod over trying to hand hold a camera when light levels are low like at night. This week I...

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