Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'ride'

Disney Pic of the Week: Test Track

The "crash test" in Test Track is a cool way to exit out onto the high banks especially after it got the Tron Effect-like updates back in 2012. Test Track pavilion in Epcot's Future World.Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/250s, f/4, ISO...

Aerial Tour of Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Back in January, I posted a Disney Pic of the Week of an aerial photograph I took of what was then called Downtown Disney from the Characters in Flight Balloon ride. At the time, I said I had been...

Photographing While Riding at Walt Disney World

One of the hot topics I get asked about a lot is photographing while on a ride at Disney themeparks. There is an easy way and a harder way which I will be talking about and giving examples. First,...

Disney Pic of the Week: Goodbye to 2015

As the Norway pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase prepares for Frozen Ever After, we bid goodbye to the Maelstrom boat ride through Norway's lore, wildlife and off shore oil platforms. Before boarding the longboats, the queue was overlooked by...

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Motion

When I am out photographing, I like to include motion shots. Sometimes I will use panning to show motion but that can be hit or miss. Another way to show motion is to slow down the shutter and keep...

Cooling Off in the Magic Kingdom

Need a place to cool off this summer? Brer Rabbit points the way.Nikon D7100/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 250, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length, Polarizer filter. Scott is taking a summer break this week. With the hot summer weather finally...

Disney Pic of the Week: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

When Disney decides to do something, they do it right. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a prime example. It features the first ever swinging ride vehicles adding a thrill to every tight turn while telling the tale of...

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...

All Aboard Peter Pan's Flight

Guests getting on Pirate ships for a ride on Peter Pan's Flight.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/50s, f/3.5, ISO 1600, EV +0.3, 18mm focal length. While today's dSLR cameras can capture photos inside Peter Pan's Flight in the Magic Kingdom, back when...

Disney Pic of the Week - it's a small world

Extra special, that's how Disneyland's it's a small world looks and feels, and that's just from afar. Before reaching their boats, visitors enjoy the finely manicured lawn designs, animal topiaries, and a giant smiling clock with toy musicians and...

Disney Pic of the Week: Dumbo

I do not usually partake of the Fantasyland rides. Even when my kids were little, I let Mom do those rides. So, when this topic was proposed by Lisa, I sighed and had every intention of riding Dumbo the...

Newbie and the Geek Take Islands of Adventure and Universal Orlando

If you've missed any of my previous trip report entries, shame on you! I'd put you in timeout but you've clearly suffered enough by not keeping up with the group. Go ahead and start reading, the links are readily...

Disney Pic of the Week - Storybook Circus

The Magic Kingdom is bursting at the seams with expansions to Fantasyland including a section deemed Storybook Circus. Here you'll find not 1 but 2 Dumbo the Flying Elephant rides with a big top tent filled with activities to...

Disney Pic of the Week: The Three Caballeros

The Three Caballeros are the stars of the Gran Fiesta Tour boat ride inside the Mexico pavilion of Epcot's World Showcase. Panchito, José Carioca and Donald Duck or, as Lisa would remind me, Pato Donald make up the famous...

Prime Epcot

Prime Epcot When I am in a photography funk and want to challenge myself, I take my favorite zoom lens off my camera and put on my Nikon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. What I call the Nifty-Fifty. I did this...

Maelstrom Trolls in Norway

Trolls warn guests riding Norway's Maelstrom ride.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 12800, EV +0.3 In norse mythology, trolls are rarely described as helpful or friendly. The trolls guests meet on the Maelstrom ride in Norway send them into an...

Inside Spaceship Earth at Epcot

Dark rides are very hard to photograph at Walt Disney World. Not only is the lighting very moody and low but the ride vehicles move so you have to keep your shutter speed around 1/60th of a second. Remember,...

Characters in Flight at Twilight at Downtown Disney

Characters in Flight balloon rising from its platform at Downtown Disney.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/30s, f/3.5, ISO 3200, EV 0, 28mm focal length. I have been planning to ride the Characters in Flight balloon from the time it was announced. Yet,...

Big Mountain in the Magic Kingdom

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad takes you over and through a mountain.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 320, EV 0, 28mm focal length. The wonderful thing about Disney mountains is that while you can not climb them you are invited to...

The Expedition EVEREST Challenge

Most people when seeing the sign below just chuckle. They know Expedition EVEREST is a high-speed attraction. How can anyone take pictures while riding it. Right? Remember to capture memories in your ride through the Himalayas.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6,...

Soaked and Happy on Kali River Rapids

Soaked riders wave to the photographer towards the end of the Kali River Rapids. This photo was taken back in 2002 during a trip for my eldest daughter's Senior year. Each of my daughters brought a friend which allowed...

Riding the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

This week I am taking you on one of my favorite rides, the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith in Disney's Hollywood Studios. I know some people may have never ridden RnRC so here's your chance. After waiting in...

Disney Pic of the Week: Pixar

Disney did one thing right when they teamed up, and later bought, Pixar Studios. Disney knew computer generated imagery (CGI) was the future of animated movie making. Pixar was not only ahead of every other studio in CGI but...

Disney Pic of the Week: Dinosaurs

As far back as the original Fantasia animated movie, Disney has had a fascination with dinosaurs. Not surprising as most boys and girls (myself included) become infatuated with these creatures from Earth's prehistoric past. Disney's latest technological dinosaurs live...

Hanging around Test Track in Epcot

A Test Track dummy hanging around the ride queue.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/15s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 200mm focal length For my Disney Pic of the Week on Test Track, I caught this crash dummy hanging around the ride queue....

Did you ever see an elephant fly?

Dumbo flys over Fantastyland. Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom where you can not only see elephants fly, even a 22 year old can still enjoy flying with her favorite elephant, Dumbo. My daughter who loves her flying elephant is...

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...

Nifty-Fifty

The definition of a Nifty-Fifty is an inexpensive 50mm prime lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and Canon 50mm f/1.8 both come in at under $140 and work on most Nikon and Canon digital...

On-Ride Photos

I do and I'm sure many of you do it. Using our cameras while on a Disney ride or attraction. In the past I've shared one on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Test Track. Please, if you attempt ride...

Photographic Innoventions: In the Moment

Joe McNally is a photographer to be admired. He's been published all over the world and in such publications as National Geographic, Time, and Sports Illustrated to name a few. In over 30 years as a pro photographer, Joe McNally...

Feed Subscription

If you use an RSS reader, you can subscribe to a feed of all future entries tagged 'ride'. [What is this?]

Subscribe to feed Subscribe to feed

Other Tags

Other tags used on this blog: