Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'pic of the week'

Disney Pic of the Week: Disney Springs Aerial

I was fortunate to ride the Characters in Flight balloon this past November. Here's the view from high above.... Off in the distance on the left is the Tower of Terror, the Swan and Dolphin and then Spaceship Earth....

Disney Pic of the Week: Best of 2016

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for 2017! As I went through all my Photos of the Week it was hard to pick a favorite or best picture. For...

Disney Pic of the Week: Cinderella

I wanted to find a unique photo for this week's Pic of the Week Cinderella. I thought about a parade photo, or a meet and greet photo and then decided on something special I had forgotten about. Last year...

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas at Disney

Given that today is Christmas Eve, I'd like to take a moment and digress about my childhood memories of Christmas. It was our family tradition to go with my dad and buy a live Christmas tree during the day,...

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 - 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...

Disney Pic of the Week - Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is a photographer's dream. There are fabulous colors and shapes everywhere you look. This week we'll share a few of our favorites from the future that might have been! Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR,...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week - Close Up and Macro Photography

Close up and macro photography let you to show detail in your subject that may not be noticed when looking at the big picture. This is especially true at Disney where great attention is paid to the creation of...

Disney's Boardwalk Villas

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/1000s shutter, f8, ISO 200 I have to admit, I have an ulterior motive for choosing this particular photo for my Pic of the Week. This image of the Boardwalk...

Mount Mayday at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

Copyright © 2011 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/200s shutter, f8, ISO 200 For my contribution to Pic of the Week I chose one of Disney's lesser known mountains, Mt. Mayday at Typhoon Lagoon. The shrimp boat Miss...

Christmas Tree at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/40s shutter, f3.5, ISO 2500 Now that Thanksgiving is over I can post holiday pictures - yay! For my Pic of the Week tree I choose the Christmas tree at...

Disney Pic of the Week - Aladdin

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D500, 18-200mm VR, 1/2000s shutter, f5.6, ISO 400 Our Pics of the Week this week are inspired by the movie Aladdin. Watch for glimpses of the cast as we share some of our...

Cruising on the Liberty Belle

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/2500s shutter, f3.5, ISO 200 For a relaxing break from the crowds, take a cruise down the Rivers of America on the Liberty Belle, my Pic of the Week for...

New Guinea Masked Plover at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Copyright © 2011 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/500s shutter, f2.8, ISO 800 This very interesting looking bird is a New Guinea Masked Plover. You can usually spot him or her (the male and female look alike) foraging...

Disney Pic of the Week - Train Stations

Train Stations is our theme this week. One of America's greatest railfans, Walt Disney had a deep love for trains. He was such a fan of trains that he built his own miniature railroad at his California home and...

Ping Pong, Anyone?

Copyright © 2006 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 1/4s shutter, f3.5, ISO 200 I'm really going to miss Mickey's Toontown Fair at the Magic Kingdom. I thought it was such a fun, creative area. I loved visiting Mickey...

Disney Pic of the Week - Food and the Food & Wine Festival

Guess what time it is? It's time for the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! This year's festival started this past Friday and will continue through November 13. In honor of this spectacular event, our Pics of the...

Have a Magical Day!

Copyright © 2011 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR, 1/1000s shutter, f8, ISO 200 I've always liked this sign because its only purpose is to make you feel good. It doesn't give you any information,...

Citizens of Hollywood

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR, 1/125s shutter, f11, ISO 200 Happy to oblige, the Citizens of Hollywood stop their vehicle to mug for the camera. I'd like to introduce you to...

Disney Pic of the Week - Themed Landscaping

One of the ways Imagineers make us feel like we are actually in the scene they are conveying is by creating a landscape that has the feel of that place. Just wander around World Showcase and take note of...

Dancing Pinocchio

Copyright © 2006 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR, 1/250s shutter, f2.8, ISO 800 Pinocchio dances on his float in the Disney Dreams Come True Parade at the Magic Kingdom....

Festival of the Lion King

Copyright © 2011 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S VRll, 1/100s shutter, f2.8, ISO 1250 Can you feel the love tonight? The Festival of the Lion King show at Disney's Animal Kingdom is a spectacular show -...

Disney Pic of the Week - Creative Processing

Photography is a very creative endeavor, and the fun doesn't stop at taking the picture. With a little time on your hands and some photo processing software you can turn a basic photograph into a piece of art. For...

Cinderella Castle Shines

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 1/250s shutter, f5.6, ISO 400 I dug all the way back to 2008 for this "Lucky Shot". I can't believe it's been that long ago. I still remember the exact...

Disney Pic of the Week - Nighttime Parades

Nighttime parades are extra special and there's no doubt about it, Disney does them best. There's just something very exciting and, for lack of a more perfect word, magical about watching a parade after the sun has gone down....

Smile Deb!

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/320s shutter, f9, ISO 200 My Pic of the Week for "A Day in the Life" was taken in Disney's Animal Kingdom. I'm taking a picture of Lisa, taking a...

Pizzafari's Beautiful Murals

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/30s shutter, f3.5, ISO 1600 My Pic of the Week for counter service is Pizzafari. I love all the beautiful murals in this building. The Chicken Ceasar Salad's not bad...

Disney Pic of the Week - Toys

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/13s shutter, f4.8, ISO 800 Hanging out at the carnival games on the Boardwalk, a wall full of monsters wait for their turn to go home with a lucky game...

Ice Cream Cone Tables at Beaches and Cream

Copyright © 20011 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/13s shutter, f11, ISO 200 Ok, I know this is a bit a of a stretch but here goes" My Pic of the Week for ice cream is a picture...

Disney in Tuscany

This doesn't look like a Disney bus" Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/250s shutter, f8, ISO 400 But it is! Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/60s shutter, f8, ISO 400 This...

Disney Pic of the Week - Gift Shops

A few weeks back, our Pic of the Week subject was storefronts. We're still in a shopping mood, so this week we'll be taking a look inside some of the gift shops around the Disney property. Copyright © 2009...

Tomorrowland Transit Authority at Night

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-55mm VR, 6s shutter, f9, ISO 200 The Tomorrowland Transit Authority, from below, was one of my first night time shots at Walt Disney World. I was hooked right away. There's nothing...

Alligator Swamp

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D350, 18-200mm VR, 1/250s shutter, f5.3, ISO 2500 Take a ride on the Liberty Belle in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom and you'll see all kinds of interesting things as you circle Tom...

Disney Pic of the Week - Storefronts

If you were to say to me "Let's go shopping!" you'd likely get an answer something like, "Um, gee, sorry, I'd rather clean my gutters." That is of course, unless we were at Walt Disney World - especially if...

Luke Skywalker at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D350, 18-200mm VR, 1/500s shutter, f25, ISO 200 In honor of Star Wars Weekends, my Pic of the Week hero is Luke Skywalker from the Stars and Motor Cars parade at Disney's Hollywood...

Dining with a Disney Imagineer

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/50s shutter, f2.2, ISO 1000 My Pic of the Week Cast Member is Dan Flynn, a Show Program Manager and Imagineer for Disney. About a year ago, Michelle Scribner-MacLean and...

Disney Pic of the Week - Bicycles

This week's Pic of the Week subject is bicycles. I've always loved bikes. My favorite thing to do as a kid was to ride as far and fast as I could, whenever I got the chance. Now that I...

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...

Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/1000s shutter, f3.2, ISO 800 Last May I took a tour of Bay Lake Tower, including a look at one of the Grand Villas, which is the subject of my...

Disney Pic of the Week - Fountains

This week we'll be taking a look at just a few of the fountains at Walt Disney World. There's really no way to do this subject justice in just one week. Walt Disney World is loaded with fountains and...

For the Sport of It at Downtown Disney

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/160s shutter, f4, ISO 640 My Sports Pic of the Week is of the interior of the Team Mickey Athletic Club at Downtown Disney. This is a fun store for...

Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian Resort

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/160s shutter, f5.6, ISO 200 Afternoon tea awaits Princess Madison. My Pic of the Week comes from the Grand Floridian, where Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2:00pm - 4:30pm....

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...

"Don't Pull the Rope" Gag in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/400s shutter, f5.6, ISO 200 Oh no, don't pull the rope! If you haven't given it a try, do pull the rope on this well near the Indiana Jones Epic...

Pixar Stars from the Movie "Cars"

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/250s shutter, f8, ISO 200 My Pic of the Week is Luigi and Guido from the Disney/Pixar movie "Cars". Here they are minding the shop in Disneyland Paris....

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...

Boney Pirate Surveys the Magic Kingdom

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 1/500s shutter, f5.6, ISO 200 Ahoy Matey, it's pirate week! My pirate Pic of the Week is from the Pirates of the Caribbean sign in the Magic Kingdom....

Cleverly Disguised Trash Can at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/5s shutter, f5.6, ISO 800 I had to do a double-take when I saw this trash can at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. As I walked past, I saw the bellhop...

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,...

African Muziki Stand at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/125s shutter, f5.6, ISO 320 It's not very often that I see this stand with no one beating away on the drums. It's a great place for anyone to join...

Night Lights of Fulton's Crab House

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 4/10s shutter, f4, ISO 200 I chose Fulton's Crab House for my Pic of the Week also, but unlike Scott's picture, mine was taken at night. It just goes to...

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...

Ursula the Sea Witch in the Magic Kingdom

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 1/1000s shutter, f5.3, ISO 280 Ursula the Sea Witch takes a break from plotting against Ariel to ride on the villains float in the Disney Dreams Come True Parade at...

Disney Dinosaur Mugs for the Camera

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 70-200mm VR, 1/3200s shutter, f2.8, ISO 640 This dinosaur lurks above the sign on the outside of the Dinosaur building in Disney's Animal Kingdom. He seems very happy to see all 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...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week - Parades

Walt Disney loved a parade! From day one in Disneyland parades have been a staple in the Disney parks and are nothing short of spectacular. With the exception of Epcot, all of the parks have at least one parade,...

Cirque du Soleil La Nouba

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200 VR, 1/800s shutter, f7.1, ISO 200 The morning sun shines on the Cirque du Soleil La Nouba "tent" at Downtown Disney West Side....

Disney Pic of the Week - Mickey Ears

What can I say about Mickey Ears that you don't already know? Nothing. Even if you've never been to a Disney park, or seen a Disney movie, or played a Disney game, or sang a Disney song, in fact,...

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....

Disney Pic of the Week - Balloons

Isn't it funny how the simplest thing can just mean the world to a child? No matter how much technology seems to change what kinds of toys our little ones are attracted to, balloons never seem to lose their...

Timothy Mouse

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200 VR, 1/3200s shutter, f7.1, ISO 800 Timothy Mouse sits way up high on the Dumbo ride in the Magic Kingdom, ready to lead the parade of flying elephants....

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...

Disney Pic of the Week - Dumbo the Flying Elephant

This week we'll be bringing you pictures of the wildly popular Fantasyland attraction, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, where kids of all ages get to experience the joy of this delightful young pachyderm's first flight above the Magic Kingdom. If...

Sailor's Weathervane

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/400s shutter, f8, ISO 200 An afternoon storm was the perfect backdrop for this weathervane atop the boarding dock for the Liberty Belle in the Magic Kingdom. Can't you just...

Winter Camping with Mickey and Friends

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 1/80s shutter, f4.5, ISO 3200 The best time of year to visit Ft. Wilderness is around the December holidays. Even if you aren't staying there, it's worth the trip just...

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...

Smile Pretty!

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 1/4s shutter, f8, ISO 2000 I think some of the most interesting queues in Walt Disney World are in the Asia area of Disney's Animal Kingdom. I have been known...

Disney Pic of the Week - Sorcerer Mickey Hat

For this week's Pic of the Week we'll be sharing photos of the Sorcerer Mickey Hat. I think we first saw Sorcerer Mickey in Fantasia as the Sorcerer's Apprentice. Now you can find depictions of Sorcerer Mickey with his...

On the Course at Saratoga Springs

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 1/640s shutter, f6.3, The golf course at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa really adds to the country estate look of the resort....

Mountain Reflection

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 9.1s shutter, f9, During winter Extra Magic Hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Expedition Everest looks beautiful reflecting in the water of the river....

Disney Pic of the Week - Blue

Photography is all about the way in which we see things. One way to force your eye to see differently is to narrow your focus and concentrate on capturing one particular thing, like a certain shape or color. Try...

Cinderella Castle

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 11-16mm, 1/15s shutter, f2.8, ISO 640 Cinderella Castle awash in light, from below. I took this with a wide-angle lens, trying to be sure to get something of interest (the streetlamp) in...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week - Star Tours

Why I scheduled myself to be the one to introduce this week's Pic of the Week, Star Tours, I'll never know. I usually try to match the topics with the interests of Scott and Lisa and myself. For example,...

Tick-Tock

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 11-16mm, 1/80 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600 This clock looks a little worse for wear. But I suppose if I were being swallowed by a crocodile I wouldn't look so good either! Tick-Tock,...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week - Bars and Lounges

Given that I often travel solo to Walt Disney World and my tolerance for counter service meals is pretty low, I often find myself bellying up to the bars of some of the sit down restaurants for my meals....

Jungle Cruise Joy

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 11-16mm, 1/13 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2500 I think these baby elephants playing in the water are so cute. They remind me of a picture in a Disneyland book that I had as...

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...

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...

Aladdin

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 1/1250 sec, f/5.3 Aladdin rides his magic carpet in the Disney Dreams Come True Parade at the Magic Kingdom. He is my prince for Pic of the Week....

Disney Pic of the Week - Kilimanjaro Safaris

This week we're going to take a trip to Africa to visit the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. Our Pic of the Week has us heading out to Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Come on along as we cross the...

Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/320 sec, f/11, ISO 200 Here's my Pic of the Week of the Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios. I took this from the far side of Echo Lake,...

Pit Stop in Asia

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 1/40 sec, f/3.8, ISO 400 I don't think there is anywhere besides Walt Disney World where I would actually take photos of the restrooms. The painting on this one in Disney's Animal...

Disney Pic of the Week - Sculptures

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 1/50 sec, f/5.3, ISO 640 This week, Lisa, Scott and I will be taking a closer look at some of the sculptures found around the Walt Disney World property. There's no shortage...

Lego People

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 400 The merchandise displays at Walt Disney World offer all kinds of unusual photo ops. This wall of Lego People can be found in the Lego Imagination Center...

Splash Mountain, This Way

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 1/25 sec, f/8, ISO 400 This is one of just a few Splash Mountain pictures I have. There are some attractions that I just don't make it to very often and Splash...

Disney Pic of the Week - Disney Vacation Club

Copyright © 2003 Barrie Brewer, Nikon E3100, 1/470 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 Welcome Home! Our Pic of the Week topic this week is Disney Vacation Club (DVC). Old Key West was the first DVC resort built and the first...

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...

Coins in the Fountain

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/250 sec, f/8, ISO 200 I love the antics of these enterprising little rats in the Muppet Fountain outside of Muppet*Vision 3D in Disney's Hollywood Studios. If they aren't careful,...

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"!...

Disney Pic of the Week - Storefronts

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/160 sec, f/8, ISO 200 There's no such thing as a boring storefront when you're at a Disney park. Every shop is another opportunity for Disney's designers to tell a...

Calypso Abstract

Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/40 sec, f/8 Abstract photography concentrates on texture, form and color rather than the bigger picture, leaving more to your imagination. Here's another look at that giant xylophone outside the...

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....

A Touch of Color

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/25 sec, f/8 Here's a close-up of the giant xylophone outside the Calypso building at Disney's All Star Music Resort. I love how colorful this resort is. If you've never...

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...

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....

Sunset Boulevard in December

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/5 sec, f/8, ISO 800 Sunset Boulevard in Disney's Hollywood Studios, all decked out for the holiday season....

Slurp!

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 400 I love goats. They have so much personality. You can get up close and personal with them at Rafiki's Planet Watch in Disney's Animal Kingdom....

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...

That's Amore!

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/60 sec, f/8 During Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival, I think Italy has the prettiest flower displays of all the countries in World Showcase. Here's Lady and the Tramp...

A Perfect Day for a Hike

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/50 sec, f/29, ISO 400 Daisy out on a hike with Hewey, Louie and Dewey....

Disney Pic of the Week - Frontierland

Frontierland is best described by Walt Disney himself - "Here we experience the story of our country's past... the colorful drama of frontier America in the exciting days of the covered wagon and the stage coach, the advent of...

Boardwalk Shadows

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/15 sec, f/4.8, ISO 800 I really struggled to find any photos that I might have of shadows for this week's Pic of the Week. This is definitely not one...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week - Fantasyland

Flying Dumbos, a magical carousel, tiny children singing "It's a Small World"" Even before I had ever visited Walt Disney World, I had a picture in my head of what I would see when I got there. That image...

Lonely Nights

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1.6 sec, f/11 When you see a shot like this, it's pretty clear why they closed Pleasure Island. Still, I miss it. My Pic of the Week was taken on...

Saving Main Street

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens Although I have many pictures of the Main Street windows in the Magic Kingdom, none of them are very good. I took these in the worst possible light, so the...

Disney Pic of the Week - China

This week we're going to pass under the Gate of the Golden Sun and visit China in Epcot's World Showcase. Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/1000s shutter, f5, ISO 400 I always enjoy taking pictures...

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...

Whac a Packycephalosaur

Copyright © 2006 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/400s shutter, f5, ISO 400 Here's Dinoland's version of Whack a Mole. Can you pronounce "Packycephalosaur"? Don't look at me, I'm still working on "Worcester"!...

Disney Pic of the Week - Cast Members

Once again, we are showcasing Disney Cast Members on Pic of the Week. It's the Cast Members who make all the magic happen and therefore we felt it was only fitting that we should show them some love again....

Disney Pics of the Week - Discovery Island

Discovery Island is the central hub of Disney's Animal Kingdom and our theme for Pic of the Week this week. Here you'll find the Tree of Life, It's Tough to Be a Bug and the Discovery Island Trails. When...

Dream Lights

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 2.5s shutter, f8 Here I go posting another winter photo in the middle of the summer. I can't help it though. Our Pic of the Week topic is castles and...

A Taste of Germany

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/8s shutter, f4.5, ISO 400 Germany is eighth largest wine-producing country in the world. My Pic of the Week was taken inside Weinkeller, the wine shop in the Germany pavilion....

Disney Pics of the Week - Swimming Pools

With summer kicking into high gear, Scott and Lisa and I thought it might be nice to show you some of Disney's swimming pools. As I type this, the temperature in Oregon (where I live) is creeping up to...

Queen of the Jungle

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/250s shutter, f8 Usually when I take the Kilimanjaro Safari in Disney's Animal Kingdom, I am lucky if I get a small glimpse of one of the lions. You can...

Sunset in Tomorrowland

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/1000s shutter, f8 Here's my Pic of the Week for Tomorrowland. I took this while riding on the TTA one evening. What a lovely ride that was, a perfect time...

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....

Action!

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 50mm lens, 1/8s shutter, f1.4, ISO 400 This is a picture of a sculpture at Disney's Hollywood Studios. But you knew that already, didn't you? Filling the frame is the number one...

Tree of Life

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/15s shutter, f22 Here's my photo for the Tree of Life Pic of the Week. I took this on my last trip to Disney World in April (oh so long...

Disney Pics of the Week - Animal Kingdom Lodge

One of the most impressive resorts at Walt Disney World is the Animal Kingdom Lodge, our subject for Pic of the Week this week. From the grand lobby to the savannahs, this resort is absolutely amazing. I always make...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

A Serious Understatement

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/250s shutter, f8 On our photowalk in December, several people found the humor in this safety cone floating in Crescent Lake, including Lisa and Scott. However, knowing that humor was...

Thar She Blows!

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 2.5s shutter, f11 I'm sure most everyone recognizes this boney fellow. Perched high atop the sign for the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Adventureland, this long-gone swashbuckler keeps an...

Disney Pics of the Week - Reptiles and Amphibians

A reptile is a cold-blooded vertebrate (an animal with a backbone) that lays eggs and has scales or plates on its skin. An amphibian is an animal that can live in both air and water. Amphibians can breathe air...

The Evil Emperor Zurg

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 1/60s shutter, 4, ISO 3200 My favorite interactive attraction (our theme for Pic of the Week this week) is Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin in the Magic Kingdom, but not for the...

Liberty Bell

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 1/500s shutter, 11 My Pic of the Week for national treasures is the Liberty Bell. This replica was cast from the mold of the actual Liberty Bell in Pennsylvania. I read that...

Disney Pics of the Week - Watercraft

Water, water, everywhere - it's Florida after all! Our Pic of the Week theme this week is watercraft. One of the things I love about Walt Disney World is how many different opportunities there are to ride on the...

Now That's Progress!

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 50mm lens, 1/100s shutter, f5, ISO 1600 For my Pic of the Week, please allow me to introduce you to John, the audio-animatronic Dad from the Carousel of Progress in the Magic...

Indulgance

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/80s shutter, f5.3 I can sum up this week's Pic of the Week in one word - yum! Head on over to the Boardwalk Bakery to experience this little piece...

Disney Pics of the Week - Abstract Photography

If you really want to have some fun with photography at Walt Disney World, give abstract photography a try. It's a perfect place to find all kinds of interesting shapes and colors. So, just what is it that makes...

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...

Aargh!!

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 1/40s shutter, f3.8, ISO 500 I know it might not seem like it, but this be my Pic of the Week for shops, Matey! This gruesome trio will greet you...

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...

Liberty Belle

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 2.5s shutter, f5, ISO 800 My Pic of the Week for motion is a shot of the Liberty Belle's paddlewheel in the Magic Kingdom. Capturing motion in your picture can...

Pretty in Pink

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 0.1666s shutter, f5 Here's my Pic of the Week for merchandise. It's easy to be a Princess for a day - just make your way to one of the many...

My bad!

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 0.8s shutter, f3.5 Technically, my Pic of the Week photo is of a lounge, but it's a lounge in a restaurant so I'm hoping it counts. Actually, if you really want...

Disney Pic of the Week - Stage Shows

This week Lisa, Scott and I will be sharing a few of our favorite photos from the wonderful stage shows produced by Disney. Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 50.0mm f/1.4 lens, 1/100s shutter, f5, ISO 3200 I...

Celebrate the Season

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 50mm f1.4 lens, 1/200s shutter, f7.1, ISO 3200 Merry Christmas everyone! My Pic of the Week for winter holidays is the finale of the Celebrate the Season show at Mickey's Very Merry...

Look at That One!

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/50s shutter, f4.5, ISO 400 This is Isabel Moskov pointing out a fish to her little brother, Charlie, on their very first trip to Walt Disney World. I snapped this photo...

Disney Pic of the Week - Transportation

One of the best things about vacationing on the Walt Disney World property is that you really never have to get in a car if you don't want to. For some people, that's worth the price of the whole...

Breakfast of Champions

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/25s shutter, f5 I had such a hard time finding a picture of food for Pic of the Week this week. It seems that although I can definitely appreciate a good...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week - Boardwalk

Everyone has that one special thing that they have to do on every trip to Walt Disney World. It might be a particular ride that can't be missed or a favorite snack that just doesn't taste as good anywhere...

Hot Stuff!

Copyright © 2006 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 55-200mm, 1/640s shutter, f5.3 I like how nonchalantly the guys with the fire extinguishers walk up to this woman engulfed in flames. It's as if they see this kind of thing everyday"...

Disney Pic of the Week - Halloween

Happy Halloween! Guess what the theme is for this week's Pic of the Week! That's right" Halloween! Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 50mm, 1/6s shutter, f1.4, ISO 1250 During Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, you'll find...

Tam Tams of Congo

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/400s shutter, f5 Here's my Pic of the Week for street performers. I always love watching the drummers from Tam Tams of Congo, a percussion and dance group who perform in...

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....

Disney Pic of the Week - Fireworks

The theme for this week's Pic of the Week is Fireworks! The fireworks shows in Disney parks are truly spectacular events. This week, Lisa, Scott and I will be sharing some of our favorite photos from the breathtaking fireworks...

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...

Sitting Pretty

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/160s shutter, f5.6 For my Pic of the Week I chose this photo of a Snowy Egret I took in Frontierland last January. He didn't seem to have a care in...

Disney Pic of the Week: Black and White

A good way to add drama to a digital photograph is to convert it to black and white. This week we'll showcase some black and white photos from around Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Look for Lisa and Scott's...

End of the Line

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/500s shutter, f11 My Pic of the Week is a photo from my favorite Disney mountain, Expedition Everest, in Disney's Animal Kingdom. We had nearly reached the summit when I took...

Disney Pics of the Week - Characters

Who is more popular than a rock star, signs more autographs than a movie star and poses for more photos than a top model? Just about any Disney character, that's who! This week in our Pic of the Week...

Sitting Pretty!

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/1000s shutter, f5.6 I chose this chimpanzee from Disney's Animal Kingdom as my Pic of the Week for mammal week. This was as close a shot as I could get with...

Fantasyland Detail

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/13s shutter, f5.6 My Pic of the Week detail comes from Cinderella's Golden Carrousel in the Magic Kingdom. Along the top of the carrousel are several vignettes, each featuring a different...

Back to the 50's

Pop Century Resort's 1950's building and bowling alley pool area.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/60s, f/4, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 18mm Focal Length As an avid bowler, when I came upon Pop Century's 1950's area, I was thrilled. The huge bowling pin...

Disney Pics of the Week - Resorts

This week Lisa, Scott and I will be sharing photos from the Disney resorts in our Pic of the Week series. Disney really does it right when it comes to creating beautiful and interesting resorts. Some are fun and...

Tower of Terror Garden Statue

One of the creepy statues in the Tower of Terror gardens framed by American Sycamore trees.Nikon Coolpix 995, 1/125s, f/4.4, 200 ISO, 0 EV It is my opinion the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is the best themed attraction...

The Lost Expedition - Expedition Everest

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/20s shutter, f3.8, 800 ISO I think the best queue in all of Disney World has got to be the Expedition Everest queue at Disney's Animal Kingdom. I could spend hours...

Disney Pic of the Week: Chimpanzee Puppeteer

This week's Disney Pic of the Week theme is Parades! Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/100s, f/4.2, 400 ISO, +0.3 EV, 35mm Focal Length The chimpanzee puppeteer entertains guests during Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The colors, costumes, music...

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...

Disney Pics of the Week: Night Photos

This week Lisa, Scott and I will be sharing night photos in our Pic of the Week series. One of the most common questions I hear is, "When is the best time to visit Walt Disney World?" My favorite...

Dumbo's Night Flight

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 7secs shutter, f10, ISO 200 My ride Pic of the Week was taken while whirling high above the Fantasyland crowds on Dumbo the Flying Elephant. I used an extra long shutter...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week: Butterfly Topiary

Barrie, Lisa and myself would like to welcome you to a new feature here on the Picture This! Photo Blog. One of the things you told us you wanted to see in the survey we conducted back in April...

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