Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'world showcase'

Disney Pic of the Week: Memorial Day

History of American flags hang over the escalators in the American Adventure pavilion.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/30s, f/3.5, ISO 800, EV +1.0, 18mm (27mm FX) Focal Length. Walking up stairs or take the escalators to the American Adventure's theater in Epcot's...

Disney Pic of the Week - Epcot Entertainers

Scott and I would like to dedicate our Disney Pic of the Week to the cast of talented actors, musicians, singers, comedians, and dancers who were recently let go from Epcot. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for always making...

Photo Sequence: Serveur Amusant

One of the things you can try the next time you set out to take photographs is to tell a story. An easy way to do that is to shoot sequential shots of some physical change or act. It...

Where in the World #335

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! When we talk next Sunday,...

Escaping the Elements at Epcot

Boston is finally getting a break from a long streak of 90-100 degree weather. The haze was so bad on Saturday that I could see it at every turn. I spent as much of the day indoors as possible....

Germany, Mouse Ears, and a Tourist

If you love hats, you'll have a ball buying or trying on what seems like an endless assortment of mouse ears in various styles at every Walt Disney World park. You too can look like Mickey or Minnie with...

Newbie and the Geek Take Epcot, Again

Where does the king keep his armies? In his sleevies. Badumbump. Did you miss one of my 3 thousand trip report blogs? Do not fret, they are posted as such; Disney's Animal Kingdom posted Feb. 13th Magic Kingdom posted...

Preparing for Illuminations

People love watching Epcot's fireworks, laser show, worldly images, flaming spectacular every single night at 9 PM EST. To get ready for the show, crew members prep the centerpiece globe as well as barges from where the fireworks shoot...

Hotel du Canada

Oh, Canada, I like visiting you in Florida but I'd prefer to visit you in person. Plus, you're much closer to me than Florida is. Hotel du Canada is the big building you see from afar. Too bad you...

Disney Pic of the Week - China

Epcot's China pavilion is rather calming with its tranquil reflecting ponds and authentic gardens. You can watch a Circle Vision 360 film, look at a diminutive replica of tomb warriors from Emperor Qin, and of course, shop and eat....

A Topiary Salute to Woody

It's extraordinary what Disney horticulturists do with plants, flowers, and metal. Every year Epcot boasts an explosion of talent all over the park in the form of character topiaries during the Flower and Garden Festival. While some character topiaries...

Epcot Artists and Artisans

My favorite Walt Disney World park is Epcot with World Showcase ranking above Future World. I look for something new to experience with each visit. One overall aspect of World Showcase that can easily be missed are the artisans...

Come to American Adventure, We Have Candy

Standing near the register in Heritage Manor Gifts, the shop at American Adventure in Epcot, I found myself shaking my head in disbelief over the gunfight between young brothers running amuck. I personally am not a fan of toy...

Disney Pic of the Week - Italy

Italy brings to mind the aroma of hearty, rich red sauce, the vision of gondolas floating between homes, and the sound of accordions playing. When you can't make it all the way to Europe, head to Epcot's World Showcase...

Disney Pic of the Week - World Showcase Entertainers

Upon arriving at Epcot, grab an entertainment schedule and you'll see on the backside, a horizontal time and location chart of musicians, actors, characters, etc... They can all be found within World Showcase, a lively portion of the park...

American Adventure, a Telescope, and Paul Revere

Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one and all to American Adventure where colonial days come to life except at the counter service eatery. Pheasant is not on the menu. Situated among wooden barrels, presumably filled with air, a wood...

Disney Pic of the Week - Morocco

Morocco, located on the northwest coast of Africa, is an exotic land that incompasses mountains, valleys, and part of the Sahara. Here they grow citrus fruit, create hand painted tiles, and fish. A Cliff Notes version, if you will,...

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...

Where in the World #214

Happy Belated Birthday, Lauren Thomas! I hope it was magical! I'm glad you're finally feeling better, Mary Beth Tarbet. Good job on sending that healing pixie dust, players! Mike Venere, we had snow (your fault), then Spring, and apparently...

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...

Goodnight Germany Pavilion

It was a dark and peaceful night. Humidity was enemy number one. People were just the way I like them, scarce. A voice bellowed in my head. It was Barrie Brewer's* and she was telling me, "Take some photos,...

Trip Report: Day 2 - Part II Epcot/Downtown

For those who need to catch up, the previous blogs in this series are, in order: Trip Prequel: Decisions, Decisions Trip Prequel: Research & Practice Trip Report: Day One - Epcot Trip Report: Day Two - Part I Animal...

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...

A Year of Cast Members

The glisten in your eyes. The catchy song in your head. The broad smile on your face. The pep in your step. The deliciousness on your palate. All of this and so much more are brought to you by...

Where in the World #157

This was Challenge #156: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2010 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/800s shutter, f/5.6, ISO 160 This maple leaf fence is located in front of the Canada pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase. Jim...

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...

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....

UK: A Jolly Good Time

All right? Welcome to the United Kingdom or UK for short. It is comprised of England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Her Majesty (HM) Queen Elizabeth II, a lovely dear, is head of state. Currency is represented by this...

Where in the World #148

This was Challenge #147: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/100s shutter, f/8, ISO 200 I always wonder what this guy is thinking about. Any ideas? Emperor Ferdinand I, of the Hapsburg...

Where in the World #140

Hi everyone - I'm back! Challenge #139 was a tough one. It had four parts, one for each week that I was on vacation. In order to make it into the prize drawing, you had to get all four...

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...

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: Park Entertainment

Our Disney Pic of the Week will feature Park Entertainment. Walt Disney World is full of technological marvels and rides which immerse us into a place of fantasy. However, it is the people, the Cast Members, who make the...

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...

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...

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"!...

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....

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...

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....

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...

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...

Where in the World #100

This was Challenge #99: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/15s shutter, f/22 It's very hard to see because this photo is so small, but if you look closely where the smaller falls...

Norwegian Watercolors

I haven't seen any commercials lately for Norway but something tells me if they were to spark a whole new advertising campaign to draw in tourists they'd have a catchy song that would go a little something like this....

Where in the World #81

This was Challenge #80: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/800s shutter, f/8 O Canada! Hello to all our Canadian readers! The answer to this week's challenge is the Canada Pavilion in Epcot....

Smiles Are the Same in Any Language

This week's series is about Cast Members who work at EPCOT's World Showcase and it is one of my very favorite subjects. I can't tell you how many conversations I've had with the kids (of all ages) who absolutely...

Norwegian Cast Member

A Norwegian Cast Member pours some spirited beverages at Epcot's Norway Pavilion.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/15s, f/4.8, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 52mm Focal Length While waiting for Illuminations to start, I noticed this cart with a nice Norwegian Cast Member serving...

Disney Pics of the Week - World Showcase Cast Members

This week Lisa, Scott and I will be sharing photos of Cast Members who work in the countries of the World Showcase. Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 50.0mm f/1.4 lens, 1/40s shutter, f1.4 I'd like to introduce...

Where in the World #61

This was Challenge #60: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/25s shutter, f22 These colorful gondola mooring poles are in the water of the World Showcase Lagoon, in front of the Italy pavilion...

Disney Pics of the Week - Indoor Photography

This week's theme for Pic of the Week is indoor photography. Although it might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of taking pictures in Walt Disney World, there are loads of great indoor...

September Disney Calendar

If you read my December 25, 2007 blog, you know that my holiday gift to you is that each month I will post a photo calendar page that you can print out and use at home or work during...

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...

Canon's Color Accent

I dedicate this blog to all my fellow Canon peeps. :secret handshake: Camera companies are always competing in the sense that one brand's cameras can do something that another's doesn't. One of Canon's specialties is Color Accent. You'll find...

August Disney Calendar

If you read my December 25, 2007 blog, you know that my holiday gift to you is that each month I will post a photo calendar page that you can print out and use at home or work during...

Where in the World? #39

This was Challenge #38: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/5s shutter, f3.5 You'll find this fountain in the marketplace of the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase. Mexico is a great place...

Photo Album - Character Masquerade

If you're like me, every once in awhile you pull out the old photo albums and relive those happy times from yesteryear. Tonight I was enjoying a solo trip I made to Walt Disney World over Thanksgiving in 2003....

Focus on Disney World - Where in the World? #37

This was Challenge #36: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/50s shutter, f5 The three-tiered, circular Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest is a one-half scale reproduction of its counterpart inside the Temple of...

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