Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'restaurant'

Meeting Eeyore in the Magic Kingdom

Meeting Eeyore at the Crystal Palace Restaurant Character meal.Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/160s, f/5.6, ISO 500, EV 0, 65mm Focal Length, Bounce Flash. One of the joys of Walt Disney World is sharing the fun with family. Here you see my...

Sharing Details from Disney's Hollywood Studios

For the last two weeks I have urged you to look around and enjoy the details found at Walt Disney World. Today I want to just share of few of my favorites from my last visit to Disney's Hollywood...

Photographic Patience at Walt Disney World

I covered this week's theme on Patience before in a blog post entitled, "Play the Waiting Game at Walt Disney World" back in 2013. In it, I talked about waiting until I got a people free photo opportunity. This...

Disney Springs Intensified

During my last visit to Disney Springs, two locations were finally finished and open for business which I wanted to photograph. The first was the Planet Hollywood Observatory which recently re-opened after an extensive renovation to fit in with...

St. Patrick's Day at Raglan Road Irish Pub at Disney Springs

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all! In celebration, here are photos from the Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant located in The Landing of Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. Now, you would expect a rousing time there...

Getting in Close at Casey's Corner

One of the tips I mentioned last week in the Disney Camera Tips to Start Out 2017 article was to get in close and fill the frame. I thought I would demonstrate the tip today. Using a camera with...

Disney Pic of the Week: Artisans at Work

Back in 2011, I had the pleasure of photographing the famed Disney character artist, Don "Ducky" Williams, during the "Everything's Just Ducky!" 15th Annversary AllEars.net Event in Epcot's Odyssey restaurant. He talked for nearly an hour all the while...

Disney Pic of the Week: Signature Restaurant

Signature restaurants at Walt Disney World stand for fine dining and feature unique experiences, menu choices and are the most expensive places to eat on property. For those on the Dining Plan, meals at a signature restaurant take two...

Disney Pic of the Week: Table Settings

Table settings is an art. Managers and/or Imagineers go to great lengths to match a Disney restaurant's theme to the table settings put in front of their guests. On the Disney Cruise Line ships, this is quite evident. I...

Disney Pic of the Week: Food Preparation

There a few show kitchens at restaurants in Walt Disney World. None more unique than that in Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in Epcot's Italy pavilion. There, you can see pizzas made from start to finish. Chef making a...

Disney Pic of the Week: Ice Cream

On a typical warm weather day at Walt Disney World, what is the one dessert or snack everyone loves to get? Ice cream you say? I think most of us would agree. At Tutto Italia restaurant in Epcot's Italy...

September Trip and a Meet & Greet

Got a couple of announcements to make... I'M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD! I may be closing in on 60 but I still get excited when I get to visit Walt Disney World. It's only been a few months and...

Disney Pic of the Week: Full Service Restaurant

This month we have focused our Disney Pics of the Week around food. We started with snacks, then quick service and this week it is restaurants. I have numerous favorite restaurants at Walt Disney World, some have been in...

Disney Pic of the Week: Full Service Restaurant

As Downtown Disney transitioned to Disney Springs, The Landing area was born with new restaurants and lounges. The Boathouse restaurant is an upscale, waterfront dining experience. Yes, it is expensive but I highly recommend it if you can afford...

Disney Pic of the Week: Quick Service

Have I ever mentioned the Columbia Harbour House is my favorite quick service restaurant at Walt Disney World? No? Well, it is. Below is one of the signs outside the restaurant which is very ornate like many signs back...

Narrow Your Focus at Walt Disney World

Another way to improve your photos at Walt Disney World and elsewhere is to use Selective Focus (click this link for details on how to create it). Most people try to put the foreground subject in sharp focus with...

Leading Lines at Disney's Hollywood Studios

When the talk leans towards leading at Disney's Hollywood Studies, it is usually about leading men or women. Today, however, it is about leading lines. Photographers use leading lines to give a photo depth and/or to "lead" a viewer's...

Improving Your Walt Disney World Photos

At the end of last week's article on the Foo Dog in front of the Great Movie Ride, I posed a question on how the photo might be improved. I got a couple of answers and a correction to...

More Food Compositions at Walt Disney World

I am back with another edition about Disney Food Photography. It has been a year since a wrote that last article about phtographing the foods at Walt Disney World and beyond. This time I want to talk about how...

Disney Pic of the Week: The Land

The Land pavilion in Epcot's Future World is the home to the popular Soarin' ride. It is also the home to the best and healthiest quick service restaurant, Sunshine Seasons. After checking out the wall menu (see below), you...

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...

Documenting Details Around Disney's Hollywood Studios

I have had the pleasure of accompanying Disney Historian Jim Korkis and fellow photographers on tours around Walt Disney World. On each tour, Jim repeated how important it was to photograph and document "everything" in the parks and resorts....

Disney Pic of the Week: Cast Costumes Epcot

There are thousands of different costumes at Walt Disney World. Each different park, land, attraction, restaurant, resort and transportation type has unique costuming requirements. Deb and I thought it would be fun to share a cast member costume from...

Disney Pic of the Week: Glass

Have you ever thought how much glass is at Walt Disney World? From the windows of the monorail to the gifts made of glass found on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom, there are millions of things made...

Echo Lake Sunset in Disney's Hollywood Studios

As I was scouting locations for the Star Wars Weekend Fireworks, I checked out the view from across Echo Lake. It was late in the day and the Sun was just going down behind the palm trees to the...

Disney Pic of the Week - Downtown Disney Dining

Hungry? Your taste buds have an abundance of tasty options from more than a dozen table service and quick service restaurants at Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World. Are you at Disneyland? Great! Believe it or not, Downtown Disney at...

Photographing Inside the Be Our Guest Restaurant

The Be Our Guest Restaurant located in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom is indeed magical. It is like stepping onto real world movie sets for a live version of Beauty and the Beast. Complete with the grey stuff and...

Kitchen Sink Stuffed at the Beach Club Resort

Like most Americans, I am recovering from stuffing myself at yesterday's Thanksgiving Day feast with my family. For those of you not living in the United States of America (USA), I equate it to the feeling after one devours...

Dining in Disneyland's Blue Bayou Restaurant

A table inside Disneyland's Blue Bayou Restaurant.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/15s, f/2.8, ISO 640, EV 0, 16mm focal length. Back in 1981, my then future wife and I visited Disneyland and rode on Pirates of the Caribbean. We noticed the...

Disney Pic of the Week - Disneyland Dining

California cuisine and it's comfort food cousin can both be found all around Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. Looking for something in the middle? There's plenty of that to go around as well, just check out the menus. Personally,...

Photographing Tutto Italia Desserts in Epcot

When Travel and Food Photography mix, I like to include members of my party in my food photos. In this case, my daughters presented their dessert choices after our meal at Tutto Italia in Epcot's Italy pavilion. My youngest...

Sunshine Seasons in Epcot's The Land

People inside The Land pavilion in Epcot's Future World.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/3.5, ISO 900, EV +0.3, 28mm focal length. People sitting at tables inside The Land pavilion in Epcot's Future World enjoying a variety of foods from the Sunshine...

Disney Pic of the Week: Food

When people are planning a Disney vacation, they concentrate on where they are going to stay, which parks to visit and when and what to eat. That last one is the reason the All Ears Menu Section is so...

Details of Disney's Hollywood Studios

Every Disney park and resort has many amazing details which help to immerse us guests into the theme of attractions, areas and entire parks. Disney's Hollywood Studios has numerous little details I am guessing many guests do not see...

Building a Home for the Beast in Fantasyland

Construction of the Be Our Guest and Gastons Tavern in the Magic Kingdom.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/500s, f/11, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 105mm focal length. It can be disappointing when we walk around a Disney park and there are signs of...

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...

Travel Photography at Walt Disney World

Really, Scott? Isn't the title redundant? We all take travel photos at Walt Disney World, don't we? Well, yes and no. While photos taken at any Disney property can be considered travel photographs, do they tell a story? Do...

Pluto's Private Dance Party

I think I can speak for my California posse when I say, the highlight of a day at Disneyland is playing with the characters. Whether it's a deep discussion about looking after mischievous Alice with Mad Hatter or high-fiving...

Signs of the Magic Kingdom

I was looking for signs I had photographed in the Magic Kingdom using a metadata search of my Disney photo library. From the photos displayed in the search I selected these to share with you. My favorite counter service...

Italian Volcano Ovens in Epcot

Chefs work to feed the three wood fired ovens at Via Napoli.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 400, EV +0.6 Napoli restaurant has become my favorite restaurant in Epcot's World Showcase. On my last trip I got in low at...

Disney Pic of the Week - Water Fountains

Disney Imagineers use water fountains to enhance the beauty of the parks all over the world. Some are very large like the Fountain in Epcot and some are small like the one kids play in at Downtown Disney. So,...

San Angel Inn in Mexico

San Angel Inn restaurant inside Mexico.Nikon D70/Tokina 11-16mm, 25s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 11mm focal length, tripod. The San Angel Inn restaurant inside the Mexico pavilion always looks so inviting. Nice rich colors and an awesome atmosphere which...

Disney Land and Sea

Disney Land and Sea. Scott is on vacation this week. This time he is doing a Land and Sea trip to Walt Disney World which will include a 4-night cruise on the Disney Dream followed by a stay at...

Shopping in Downtown Disney

My family and I make deals these days when spending time at Walt Disney World. They give me time to photograph and I give them time to shop. They also know to feed me just to be safe. Like...

Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney

The Original 1762 roast beef sandwich at the Earl of Sandwich.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/5, ISO 720, EV +0.7, 28mm focal length. Any trip to Downtown Disney leads us to either a lunch or dinner at the Earl of Sandwich...

Dining Under the Stars at Disney's Hollywood Studios

I will be going to Walt Disney World next month to meet up with some fellow photographers as I did back in 2009. Before returning to Walt Disney World, I like to review my past trip photos. Over the...

Kitchen Sink Ice Cream Sundae

The Kitchen Sink ice cream sundae being delivered at the Beaches and Cream restaurant.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/60s, f/4.8, ISO 1000, EV -0.3, 55mm Focal Length. The Kitchen Sink dessert being announced at Beaches & Cream restaurant in the Beach Club...

Artist Point Restaurant in Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort

The last time I enjoyed a meal at the Artist Point Restaurant in the Wilderness Lodge Resort, it was a character breakfast with Pocahontas and Friends. Quite a few years ago. On my trip to Walt Disney World last...

Norway Polarized

A Polarizer filter was used to deepen the blue in the sky above Epcot's Norway pavillion.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/13, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 56mm Focal Length, polarizer filter. A circular polarizer filter is a favorite of mine. It does...

Making Pizzas at Via Napoli

Last fall, I stopped for lunch in Italy's new Via Napoli restaurant which specializes in pizza. They even import water from Italy in the making of the crust. The atmosphere of the restaurant is lively and bright. Each cast...

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 Dream Christening Cruise

The giant LED screen on Deck 11 of the Disney Dream cruise ship.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/3.8, ISO 800, EV 0, 32mm Focal Length I was lucky enough to have a wife who won a trip for two on the...

Photographing Disney Food

I enjoy a good meal after spending a day walking around a Walt Disney World park. Thankfully, you have a choice of all kinds of table and counter service restaurants in the parks, resorts and Downtown Disney. I like...

Indoor Tour of World Showcase, Part 2

It is still raining so we will continue our tour around World Showcase and continue in the clockwise direction. Next up is the American Adventure. There is a lot of photograph inside the World Showcase host pavilion. The Voices...

Les Chefs de France

Les Chefs de France restaurant's pseudo-outdoor cafe.Nikon D70/Tokina 11-16, 1/3s, f/5.6, ISO 1600, EV +1.0, 11mm focal length France is known for it's outdoor cafes. Disney added a pseudo-outdoor cafe area to the France pavilion's Les Chefs de France...

Walt Disney World at f/2.8

Fast lenses for digital SLR cameras have a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or bigger. Except for the Nifty-Fifty which are 50mm prime lenses at f/1.8, fast lenses are expensive. Most of the lenses in this class are considered some...

Rose & Crown Pub

The Rose and Crown PUb in the United Kingdom pavilion.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/160s, f/6.3, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 18mm Focal Length With it's warm and cozy indoor pub and dining area to it's sought after outdoor seating to view Illuminations...

JORODI Masks

Jorodi Masks and Beads.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/80s, f/4.5, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 24mm Focal Length Waiting to enter the Tusker House restaurant for lunch, I spyed these JORODI Masks and Beads adding to the atmosphere of the restaurant and making...

Where in the World #92

This was Challenge #91: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/320s shutter, f/9 In the mood for pasta? This is the sign outside Tony's Town Square Restaurant on Main Street USA in the...

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...

Where in the World #79

This was Challenge #78: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/250s shutter, f/8 Looking for some great comfort food and some big fun? Have dinner at the 50's Prime Time Café in Disney's...

Zoom Zoom!

Do you have a zoom lens for your digital SLR? Most people do as they tend to be purchased as a kit and the lens in the kit is usually a zoom lens either in the 18-55mm or 55-200mm...

Auto White Balance Adjustment

I have my camera set up to enhance colors. Most of the time it captures what I want and gives me bright, vibrant colors. Then there are those times the photos have a color cast to them I don't...

Golden Restaurants at Downtown Disney

Cap'n Jack's and Rainforest Cafe restaurants at Downtown Disney Marketplace.Nikon D70/18-70G, 1/250s, f/8, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 56mm Focal Length Any time you can take pictures during the Golden Hour of the day, they just have a wonderful look...

The Plaza Restaurant - Magic Kingdom

People checking in for their dining reservation at The Plaza Restaurant on Main Street USA.Nikon D70/18-70G, 1/160s, f/6.3, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 18mm Focal Length Do you think Main Street USA ends at Casey's Corner and the Plaza Ice...

Sidelighting

Sidelighting is light illuminating from a 90 degree angle to the subject. This gives an almost three dimensional effect to the subject being photographed. As seen below in this photo of The ESPN Club at Disney's Boardwalk Resort, the...

Where in the World? #43

This was Challenge #42: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/10s shutter, f5.3, ISO 800 Only a few people recognized this as the sign from Hollywood & Vine, a full-service buffet restaurant in...

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