Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'monorail'

Disney Architectural Photography - Part 1

Disney themeparks worldwide are home to beautiful and unique architectural structures. For the next three weeks, I am going to explore how best to photograph some of them. To photograph architecture specific types of gear and techniques are needed....

Disney Pic of the Week: Monorail

If you are anything like I am when it comes to photos at Walt Disney World, you spend time waiting for that perfect shot. Whether it is your family, an attraction, animal or perhaps the monorail! I end up...

Disney PIc of the Week: Monorails

After a long and fun day at Epcot, seeing a monorail entering the station for the trip back to the Ticket and Transportation Center before heading to the Magic Kingdom to catch a late fireworks show is a very...

Disney Pic of the Week: Epcot Aerial

The aerial subject this week is Epcot. I am recycling an image I took during Epcot's 30th Anniversary celebration which still represented much of what I remember seeing when I first visited 29 years prior. Future World from the...

Disney Pic of the Week: Best of 2016

As we begin 2017, Deb and I looked back and picked each other's favorite Disney Pic of the Week photo from 2016. I really liked a lot of them but after a few years of not being at Epcot's...

Disney Pic of the Week: Topiaries

Each year during the annual Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot, Disney brings out many topiaries to decorate both Future World and World Showcase. The topiaries come in many sizes from very small to extremely large like the Dragon...

Return of the Fisheye Lens to Epcot

Back in 2013, I wrote about my ideas for using a Fisheye lens. What I did not say was how easy it was to leave the Fisheye lens on the camera. Case in point was this day in Epcot....

Where in the World #413

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 New Year, everyone! I...

Monorail Resorts at Walt Disney World

Time to take a spin on the Resort Monorail this week. The monorail stops at the Contemporary, Polynesian Village and Grand Floridian resorts. Contemporary Resort on the Seven Seas Lagoon.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/14, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 58mm Focal...

Highway in the Sky over Epcot

Keeping with this week's photo theme, here is another iconic symbol of not only Epcot but all of Walt Disney World: the WDW Monorail System known as the Highway in the Sky. Each day, monorails transport thousands of resort...

Anchoring Your Disney Photographs

In Landscape Photography, the use of an Anchor Point is commonly used in compositions. An anchor point is an item in the foreground that is in focus that the eye can lock on to and then wander out into...

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...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week - Disney Vacation Club Resorts

Disney Vacation Club is similar to time share in the sense that you own points at your home resort but can trade them to stay elsewhere. DVC, as it is commonly referred to, offers accommodations at Disney theme parks...

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...

The Avengers Monorail

Walking under monorails is not for me but I had to grab the shot for our Disney Pic of the Week monorail theme. This portion of the rail is between The Contemporary Resort and the Magic Kingdom, closer to...

Disney Pic of the Week: Monorails at Walt Disney World

Monorails are a favorite subject on the Picture This! blog and are my favorite "ride" at Walt Disney World. I have been known to plan my day to take advantage of the long monorail line between Epcot and the...

Looking Down into the Grand Canyon Concourse

Monorail Gold moving through the Grand Canyon Concourse in Disney's Contemporary Resort.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/60s, f/3.5, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 18mm focal length. I took this from the 12th floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort back in 2008. I remember watching...

A Grand Floridian Wish

Grand Floridian Resort photographed from the Resort Monorail.Nikon D70/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/125s, f/11, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 11mm focal length. Like many, I have visited the Grand Floridian Resort many times. Have enjoyed a special dinner at Narcoossee's and stopped...

Lighting up a Monorail in Epcot

I have seen other photographers sharing photos of Walt Disney World Monorails at night in Epcot using a single flash unit to illuminate the moving vehicle. Without a flash, one could only get a blurred monorail late at night....

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...

Disney Pic of the Week: Monorails

Monorails at Walt Disney World are not ride vehicles. They are an example of what public transportation could be. I remember growing up and reading the city I lived near was considering monorails and how excited I got. Sadly,...

Monorail Playset in Epcot

Monorail Playsets in Epcot's Test Track Specialty Shop.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/30s, f/2.8, ISO 2000, EV +0.3, 16mm Focal Length. I know Buzz Lightyear is a cool toy but who does not want a Disney Monorail Playset running around in...

Zooming In and Out at Bay Lake Tower

It is a something you have heard before: There are two photos for each scene. This normally refers to the orientation of the camera in either Landscape (horizontal) or Portrait (vertical). There is another method to getting two photos...

Vertical Monorails at Walt Disney World

Many people when photographing the monorail will keep their camera level or in the landscape orientation. I, too, mostly photograph monorails this way. When I was spending some time at the Ticket and Transportation Center at Walt Disney World...

Monorail Black

Monorail Black entering the Magic Kingdom station.Nikon D700/28-300VR, f/3.5, ISO 720, EV -0.7, 28mm focal length, HDR image. An HDR image of Monorail Black entering the Magic Kingdom station in late afternoon is my Disney Pic of the Week...

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...

TRON Legacy

TRON Legacy monorail going past the Imagination Pavilion.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/6.3, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 28mm focal length TRON: Legacy opens today in the United States as the long anticipated sequel to Disney's 1982 TRON. Earlier this year, the...

My flickr Project Part I

I had read a few articles on how flickr, the popular Internet photo sharing community website, was being used by people to become better photographers. Besides the obvious inspirational elements of seeing great photos, I wondered if I could go...

Disney Pic of the Week: Leading Lines

Lines in photography are used to lead the eye to the point of interest and prevent the eye from wandering. Lines can put emphasis on distance or illustrate a relationship to foreground and background elements. Lines can be straight....

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...

Wide World of Disney

A wide angle lens for a digital SLR camera is usually considered a lens of focal length 24mm lens or less (for full frame SLR it's about 1.5 times more or 35mm). Wide angle lenses can take in a...

Highway in the Sky

For years I was convinced I was seeing the future of public transportation when I would see the Disneyland Monorail on television. When I first visited Walt Disney World I marvelled at the ease I could get from Epcot...

Disney Pic of the Week: Recreation

Believe it or not, there's a whole lot you can do at Walt Disney World besides spending time in one of the themeparks. Besides swimming at your resort, there are all sorts of recreational activities like golf, minature golf,...

Frontlighting

Almost as important as the amount of light for a photograph is the direction the light is coming from. In the next three weeks, I'll show you how the direction of light effects your photographs. It doesn't matter what...

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