Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'mickey mouse'

Disney Summer Doldrums

I am in the middle of a long time between visits to Walt Disney World. While I love photographing at WDW, most of the time I unable to be there. What does a Disney photographer do while counting down...

Disney Pic of the Week: Mickey Ears Souvenir

Who has not tried on a Mickey Ears Souvenir Hat? Anyone? I thought so. Disney makes thousands of different Mickey Ears Hats from the classic Mickey Mouse Club to Attractions and Rides. Not to mention movie tie-ins like this...

Disney Pic of the Week: Epcot Yesterland

Remember the hysteria as the year 2000 approached? People were worried computers would stop working and computerized systems from air traffic control towers to thermostats would cause all kinds of problems. I sure do as I was running the...

Photographing the Christmas Parade in the Magic Kingdom

As I mentioned a few days ago in the Disney Pic of the Week on Holiday Parade Floats, I would be telling you about my experience photographing Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade for the first time. Mickey's Once...

Disney Pic of the Week: Holiday Parade Float

My favorite time of year is Christmastime. Saying that it should come to no surprise my favorite holiday parade float would involve Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade which is part of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Up until...

Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Heads in the Magic Kingdom

My last visit to Walt Disney World was the day after Labor Day here in the United States. Even so, the Magic Kingdom was all decked out for Halloween and the start of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Parties...

Partners and the Crane at the Magic Kingdom

I got on the ferry to travel from the Ticket and Transportation Center on my last visit to the Magic Kingdom. I walked up the ferry's stairs and made my way to the front railings. I looked over the...

Disney Pic of the Week: People Watching

One of my favorite "People Watching" activities involves character interactions. This photo comes from a Star Wars Weekend in 2015. I wish I had video of Minnie and Mickey's reaction when this mini Darth Vader approached! Just use your...

Where in the World #444

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! Now for Challenge #443: And...

Disney Pic of the Week: Castaway Cay

Every Disney Cruise Line Caribbean itinerary has a stop at Castaway Cay. Some even have more than one day there. It is my personal favorite of all the Disney Cruise Line Ports of Call. You don't have to worry...

Disney Pic of the Week: The Disney Dream

Each ship of the Disney Cruise Line can be identified by the character or characters on their bows sterns. For the Disney Dream, the scene is one taken from the animated classic, Fantasia, with Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's...

Disney Magic Cruising

Upon walking on to the Disney Magic, the first ship of the Disney Cruise Line, I immediately compared it to the Disney Dream which I had been on several times. That comparison makes the Disney Magic feel small and...

Disney Pic of the Week: Yesterland Magic Kingdom

First, let me define what "yesterland" photos are to me. It is any Disney photo I took before I purchased my first digital SLR camera in 2005. In other words, I fired up my scanner and went through a...

Disney Pic of the Week: Metal

When it comes to metal, there are tons of it at Walt Disney World. Yet, every year Disney Imagineers find ways to make metal into things which make us smile. Which is what I did when walking in from...

A Day in the Life at the Magic Kingdom

We all have our own perspectives. Each day we spend in our world which might include family, friends, work or play. When visiting Walt Disney World, it seems the rest of the "real world" disappears for a few days....

Where in the World #363

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! Merry Christmas or Three Kings...

A Sampling of Disney's Aulani

Aloha! Venturing out of Waikiki to Olina where Disney's Aulani, a very large ocean-front resort sits, took about 45 minutes by car. The only tricky part is H1 East becomes 93 and then you need to make sure you...

Meeting Talking Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom

I have not waited in line to visit with a Disney character in a long, long time. If one happens to be standing by oneself, I will stop, converse and take a photo or two. There is one which...

Disney Pic of the Week: The Fab Five

If you hang around any Disney fan, you will eventually hear the term: The Fab Five. No, a Fifth Beatle was not discovered. The Fab Five refers to the lovable Walt Disney created characters: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy,...

Relaxing on Castaway Cay

Mickey Mouse relaxing on Disney's Castaway Cay. After last week's happy occasion, Scott decided for a little relaxation and even more relaxation aboard the Disney Dream with a stop at Disney's Castaway Cay Caribbean island paradise. You can follow...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Sandwich

Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, January 2013. A young-ish woman visits Walt Disney World for the first time. Although plentiful in Disneyland where she spends not enough time, she decides to consume a Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Sandwich in...

Buena Vista Street in Disney's California Adventure

Buena Vista Street lamppost sign.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 360, EV 0, 210mm focal length. Disney parks are known for their Main Streets. In Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom, I have walked up Main Street USA. In Disney's Hollywood...

Off to Disneyland!

Disneyland sign circa 1987. The photo you see here is a scanned image from an old 4x6 inch photo I took the last time I visited Disneyland in 1987. I hear it has changed a bit since then. Next...

Live, Laugh and Relax with Mickey Mouse

While Scott is NOT in the Caribbean this week, he is Living, Laughing and Relaxing right along with Mickey Mouse and Goofy. Donald Duck, not so much. Scott will be back next week to share more Disney photographic fun...

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...

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 - Fantasmic!

Fantasmic! is a nighttime spectacular show at Disney's Hollywood Studios and at Disneyland. The shows have the same title but have many differences. At Disneyland, Guests spread blankets out on the concrete ground of Frontierland facing Rivers of America....

Disney Pic of the Week: Favorite Character

As you can see, this week's theme allows Lisa and I to share with you our favorite Disney character. Mine has and always will be... Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there You're as welcome as can be M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E...

Mirrors, Water, and Shiny Surfaces

It's time to break out of your comfort zone again and get creative with your travel photography. We'll look at images having to do with reflections on different surfaces. Are you ready for some fun? Yippy! The Evil Queen...

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...

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,...

Star Wars Weekend Fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios

I finally got to attend my first Star Wars Weekends last month at Disney's Hollywood Studios. If you have looked into it, you know it is very crowded in the event areas and for the special Star Wars character...

Flyer Mickey at Epcot

Flyer Mickey on a t-shirt in a shop across from Soarin'. Scott is on vacation this week as he seeks out all manner of historic aircraft at the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museums in Washington, DC. He will return...

Disney on Ice - Lowlight Action

Before I begin, I want to let you all know that I am hosting 2 meets at Disneyland on Wednesday, February 29th. These events will take place during Disney's One More Day in celebration of Leap Year. You can...

TRON Mickey

Before and After of TRON Mickey outside the Magic Kingdom. The TRON Mickey was one of the 75 InspEARations statues created to celebrate Mickey's 75th Birthday and where displayed in front of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World...

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...

Farmer Mickey Mouse

For those of you who have been reading the Picture This! blogs for a while may have noticed I use lots of Halloween photos. It's my favorite holiday (only because my birthday isn't nationally recognized) and Disney does it...

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...

Happy Mickey Mouse Ears!

Mickey Mouse ears ornament.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 720, EV -0.3, 200mm focal length Scott is celebrating the coming year with family today. He will be back next week!...

NFT

Spiral Nutrient Film Technique seen during the Living with the Land ride.Nikon D70/50mm, 1/160s, f/6.3, ISO 200, EV +0.3 Spiral Nutrient Film Technique is a version of hydroponics and can be seen by taking the Living with the Land...

If the Hat Fits

The infamous Sorcerer Mickey Hat can be found in Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. I don't like it. I never have and I never will. I think it's out of place and blocks The Great Movie Ride's...

Little Blue Coupe

The Auto Biography of Susie the Little Blue Coupe in Mickey Mouse's Garage.Nikon D70/50mm, 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 280, EV +0.3 I found this nod to Walt Disney's animated short Susie the Little Blue Coupe from 1952 in Mickey Mouse's...

Balloon Bust SOLVED!

Last week I showed you a photo of a Mickey Mouse balloon hanging out in the Magic Kingdom: Balloon Bust. I told you there was a flaw with the photo. I asked you to find it and tell me...

Balloon Bust

Here's a simple composition of a blue Mickey Mouse balloon I took in the Magic Kingdom. Doesn't it look nice? However, there is a major flaw to this photo. Hard to see at this size but if you click...

Hiya, Pal! Use Your Flash

I couldn't have said it better myself, Mickey. It's a given that you should turn on your camera's flash for photos taken indoors. Did you know you should also do so for shaded outdoor areas? In fact, you can...

January 2010 Walt Disney World Calendar

Happy New Year everyone! January's coming and we're starting the year off right - with Mickey Mouse leading the way. This is the start of our third year of calendars. My, how time flies! You will need to have...

2009 MagicMeets Photography

All Ears photographer Linda E pulls a lucky number with the help of Mary Poppins during the Meet Before the Magic reception the night before MagicMeets. Surprise and surprised celebrity contestant, Jill, gets an assist from Deb Wills of...

Low Angle

The vast majority of photos you see and take are done at adult eye levels of around 5 to 6 feet. You look at your photos and compare them to others and there's not much difference. How can you...

Disney Pic of the Week: Adventureland!

Adventureland, the subject of our Disney Pic of the Week is home to enchanted Tiki Birds, Aladdin's Magic Carpets, singing Caribbean Pirates and the ingenious Swiss Family Treehouse. Let's not forget the most grueling attraction of all, the Jungle...

My Disneyland Birthday Extravaganza: The Party Continues

All alone in my one bedroom suite at Paradise Pier Hotel, I contemplated having breakfast delivered by room service. Then I looked at the prices and that was the end of that thought. Once I had everything packed up,...

Selective Focus

I'm sure many of you have seen photos where the subject is tack sharp but the background is totally out of focus. This technique is called Selective Focus and is a simple one to master. Here's all you need...

Photographing Disney Live Shows

Timing is everything. To the performers in the various Disney live shows, everything must be rehearsed and the timing of each minute has to be perfected. For us guests, who may have never seen a show like Dream Along...

Organizing Your Photos

Last time, I went over how I name all the thousands of photos I take each year. Each photographer will come up with his or her own naming system. This week I am going to show you how to...

Here Comes the Disney Parade!

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/1000s, f5.6 My Pic of the Week is from the Disney Dreams Come True Parade in the Magic Kingdom. I was standing in front of the flagpole where I was able...

Light Meter: Sequence

There are times when a picture truly is worth a thousand words. When you have several photos in sequence they are worth more than a thousand words, they tell a story. If you just keep shooting, you never know what...

Photographic Innoventions: Create a Disney Christmas Card

Chistmas Mickey & Minnie. © Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/80-200D, 1/25s, f/4.5, 400 ISO, +0.3 EV, 80mm Focal Length There are many ways to use our photos. Enlarge and frame them for our homes or give photographic gift items...

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