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September 2, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Cinderella

Deb's Digest Blog

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 when I stayed at the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, I had some time to wander around the hallways. I was quite surprised when I came upon an area devoted to Cinderella and had several paintings as well as beautiful reproductions of her glass slipper, the coach and other items.

I love this painting of Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother. To me, it shouts Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo! So it's my choice for this week Pic of the Week:

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September 1, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Cinderella

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

All this month, Deb and I will be sharing photos based on Walt Disney Studios movies.

For the last few years, Disney has come out with a live cinematic version of an animated classic. This spring, Cinderella was released and featured a golden carriage. In advance of the film coming out in theaters, the carriage was displayed on the Streets of America in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Golden carriage from the live action movie, Cinderella, on display in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Golden carriage from the live action movie, Cinderella, on display on the Streets of America.
Nikon D7100/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 220, EV +0.3, 24mm Focal Length.

Deb will be here tomorrow sharing a special Cinderella image.


August 30, 2015

Where in the World #396

Where in the World by Erin Blackwell

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!

Now for Challenge #395:
Where in the World #395

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Erin Blackwell

Ichabod Crane's Music and Voice Lessons sign outside Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in the Magic Kingdom.

I hear you, Jeremy Reichelt. I adore Christmas stores!

Carol Ney were the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Carol and to all our winners this week! Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Eric Berger, Phyllis, Sharon Powell, Linda Ranatza, Sandie Albrecht, The Kertes Family, Mary Beth Tarbet, K Beasley, Emily Hudson, Sharon Pierce, Thegunnels Gang, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Team Hill, Carol Lyons, Deb Ragno, Dawn Bach, Brenda Mclean, Bruce Hinterleitner, Tia Callas, Dee Dee Kenney , Melissa Such , Jen Tremley, Judy Simonsen, Brian Miller, Nan Amor, Michaela O'brien , Mike O'brien, Belicia Cullen, Scott Cullen, Hunter Armstrong, Beth Mcmeekin, Tricia Petty, Vera And Izzy Williams, Pat Schwier, Christine Brown, Dianne Mcginty, Scott Greenbaum, Wendy Barney, Smitty, Grumpy's Groupies, Claire Gregory, Kathy,brooke,kennedy,kevin And Christian, Stefan Owens, Andrea Kruszewski, Timothy Gallant, Andy Hickey, The Yorks, Arlene Vicek, Kerri Coggins, Cary Burke, Deborah Wolfe, Bill Schmid , Jim Finley, Paul Dickson, The Parker Family, Bryant O'meara, Paul Knott, Rob Blundin, Steve Knapp, Mike & Jackie Mclucas, Lee Anastasi, Robert Wescovich, Sands Family, Theresa Rucando, Bonnie Jean, Mark Donahue, Les Stewart, Jim Thompson, Terry Fleming, Gloria Martin, Maureen Handy, Eric Enli , Jamesd (dzneynut), Kyra C., Luis Rodriguez, Theresa Rucando, Matt Holley, Tricia Noble, Jeremy Reichelt, Patrick Broaddus, Jason Hocker, Dave Carriere, Melody Odonnell, Christopher Hall, The Dieuliis Family, Shelly Borella, Hillary Waldroop, Doug Olson Family, Brian Gallant, Kelly Smith, Todd Johns, Karen Bellamy, George Mundy Jr, Kristi Strembicki, Mickey Eckert, The Filiater Family, Team Bonnie Sue, Jeff Blank, Herb Miller, Mike Cerce, T. Alweis , Mark Hardy, Matthew Frey, Vicki Britt, Kathryn Hughes, Carla C, Dave Freemyer, Jodie S., Jackie Graebel , David Ballard, Don Purney, Ruth Cookson, Chris Kelly, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Barclay Bakkum, Thomas Higbee Sr, Elaine Kleinhenz, Jane Johnson, Maryann Romagnano, Ed Bleka, Kristan Bertelmann, Theresa Maradei, Kerry A., and The Patterson Family!
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Challenge #396 Where in the world is this?

I'm torn this week. Some people thought the challenges have been too easy. Others said last week was tough. Hmmm...maybe this is tougher? And I promise an easier one next week for the Players who think I've been tough for 2 weeks.

Where in the World #396

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, September 3rd, by clicking on the blue box below.

Please do not post answers using the Feedback Form link at the bottom of this post.

See you soon, Players!

Click Here to Submit Your Answer
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Everyone who sends in a correct answer to a Where in the World Challenge this month will be entered in a drawing at the end of the month for some special AllEars® goodies!

August 28, 2015

Tinker Bell on Parade in the Magic Kingdom

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Tinker Bell in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Tinker Bell in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade on Main Street USA.
Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 400, EV +0.3, 120mm Focal Length.

I have not gotten any really good photos of Tinker Bell until last year when I photographed her in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom. I used a fast shutter speed as Tink is always moving her arms, legs and head during the parade and set the aperture to f/9 using Program Mode on my camera. I got a few good poses including the one I choose to share with you today. The fast shutter created a very sharp photo with no motion blur.

If you are going to be in Walt Disney World or live in central Florida, come by and see me at the next All Ears Photo Meet on Saturday, September 12, 2015 starting at 6:30PM. Click that link for details and click this one to sign up on the FaceBook Event page. Hope to see you there!

August 26, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Yellow

Deb's Digest Blog

When I think of yellow in the Disney Parks, I think about the beauty beginning of the Festival of Fantasy Parade in the Magic Kingdom. Preceding the opening float with Belle and the Beast are beautiful dancers in white and yellow.

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This photo was actually taken during a media preview for the parade.

What do you think of for YELLOW in the parks?

August 25, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Yellow

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Ah, Castaway Cay Port of Call on a Disney Cruise Line cruise in the Caribbean is about as perfect a place on Earth as one can find. What makes it so is the fun of having Disney characters sharing it with you. With this week's subject being Yellow, here is Pluto at Mount Rustmore.

Pluto at Mount Rustmore on Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line, Bahamas
Pluto at Mount Rustmore on Castaway Cay.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV +0.7, 145mm Focal Length.

Deb will be here tomorrow with her Yellow photo.


August 23, 2015

Where in the World #395

Where in the World by Erin Blackwell

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!

Annie Snodgrass is in Walt Disney World. Tell Mickey we said hi!

Now for Challenge #394:
Where in the World #394

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Erin Blackwell

It's Pluto at Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary!

Kristi Strembicki were the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Kristi and to all our winners this week! Sands Family, Ed Hogan, Bruce Jones, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Linda Ranatza, Carol Ney, Karen And Amanda Kenney, Eric Berger, Linda Scrivano, Judy Simonsen, Nan Amor, The Gunnels Gang , Sandie Albrecht, Rob Blundin, Theresa Rucando, Nadine Miltier, Melissa Such , Deedee Kenney, Carla C, Chris Kelly, Kris Nixon, Kerry A., Ellen Roy, Emily Hudson, Phyllis, Erin Loring, Kerri Coggins, Karen Schlumpf, Caitlin Lewis, Mary Beth Tarbet, Claire Gregory, Beth Mcmeekin, The Kertes Family, Tim Johansen, Ed Elder, Sarah And Chris, Tia Callas, Carol Lyons, Candice Grimes, Tammy Kerr, Emily Hudson , Dafugo, Lyn Johnson , Sharynne Smith, Belicia Cullen, Scott Cullen, Kori Hockett, Bruce Hinterleitner, Krista Serpo, Bruce Hinterleitner, Kye Layton, Sharon Pierce, Matt Wildey , Tom Donnelly, K Beasley, Melissa Rymer, Chloe Mayhew, Robert Wescovich, The Tisdale Family , Lynne Simpson, Patrick Broaddus, Kathy,brooke,kennedy,kevin And Christian, The Strukel Family, Kate Nejman, Deb Ragno, Andy Hickey, Herb Miller, Ryan Mccorristin, Vickie Smialkowski, Brenda Mclean, Dave Cole, Diane Tredore, Matt Petty, Joann Albrecht, Julie Holding, Patti Gumiela, Christine Brown, Sharon Russo, Arlene Vicek, Team Hill, Jim Finley, Jennifer Pichert, Hobbes And Snorky, Cary Burke, Cary Burke, Bryant O'meara, Julie Wickware, Maureen Handy, Matthew Cofone, Mark Donahue, Bethany Angermaier, Stacie Doughty , Jen Tremley, The Parker Family, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, The States Family, Tricia Petty , Wendy T Faler, Robert Wescovich, Robert Wescovich, Smitty, Michael Mclucas And Jackie Mclucas, Vicki Britt, Carolyn Como, Ashley Collins, Daniel Record, Christopher Thacker , Kristan Bertelmann, Chris Thomas, Eric Enli, Terry Fleming, Michelle Palazzo, Joseph Slowik, Emma Ramsey , Jeff Blank, Timothy Gallant, Karen Kristoff, Paul Dickson, Jessica Gruhlke, Mike Malampy( Malampy Benco Family), Jeremy Hardy, Rob Jacob, Bill Cudney , Steve Porter, Jeanne Cundiff, Nancy Crossman, Jacy Golden, Brian Miller, Lynn Smith, Andrea Kruszewski, Ruth Woodhouse, Matt Holley, Jeremy Reichelt, Ken Rhinehart, Andrew Pettit, Megan Krainski, Chris Bauman, Tricia Noble, Karrie Duffey, Scott Greenbaum, Matthew Frey, Stephanie Linares, Sonya A., Clay Anthony, Maja K., Rebecca Keenan, Brian Yesutis, John Casey, Melody Odonnell, Kay Moss, Annie Snodgrass, George Mundy Jr, Maryann Eckenrode, Roxanne Kliebert, Steve Knapp, Matt Earl, Jillian Lassiter, John Pasqueralli, Karen Spreitzer, Karen Bellamy, Kyra C., Margie Larmon, Mary Collins, Heidi Goodhue, Penny, Laurie Walker, The Filiater Family, Mike Haeberle , Hunter Armstrong, Marguerite Garofalo, Wayne Chadtourne, Dallas Hamilton, Christopher Hall, Hillary Waldroop, Kathryn Hughes, Les Stewart, Darrell Shortt, Angie M., Vera And Izzy Williams, Walter N. Clark, Barclay Bakkum, Marie Vanacore, Carri Marotto, Jean Bussell, Wendy T Faler, Robin Meredyk, Team Bonnie Sue, Shelly Borella, Shelly Borella, Diana Grady, Ruth Cookson, Kelly Smith, Jackie Klafeta, Grumpy's Groupies, Karen Adamakis, Mshel Bowen, Tommy Montgomery, Jackie Graebel , Mark Proper, Bob & Virginia Henriksen, The Patterson Family, Mark Hardy, Christi Ison, Mike Shelhart, and Jane Johnson!
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Challenge #395 Where in the world is this?

Where are we now?

Where in the World #395

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, August 27th, by clicking on the blue box below.

Please do not post answers using the Feedback Form link at the bottom of this post.

See you soon, Players!

Click Here to Submit Your Answer
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Everyone who sends in a correct answer to a Where in the World Challenge this month will be entered in a drawing at the end of the month for some special AllEars® goodies!

August 21, 2015

Tripods at Walt Disney World Review

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

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 12, 2015, having one would allow you to photograph past sunset and into the Blue Hour.

I realize tripods are bulky to travel with and tough to carry around WDW especially with families. However, bringing a tripod in the parks is not hard to do if you rent a locker and track your time before needing it. Lockers are also handy for storing sweaters and sweatshirts during warm days which cool off rapidly at night.

Photographer using a tripod outside the entrance to Les Chefs de France at night in Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Photographer using a tripod outside of Les Chefs de France restaurant at night.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 6s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length, Tripod.

Here are past blog posts where I have used tripods at Walt Disney World:

Extreme Long Exposure of the Main Street Electrical Parade

How to Photograph Fireworks at WDW (Part 1 and Part 2)

Motion Photography

Star Tours Queue

Liberty Bell at Night

Night HDR at the Tower of Terror

Tiki Gods in the Magic Kingdom

Using a tripod at Disney parks is part patience, part common sense and only limited by your imagination. Patience comes from waiting for the light and for guests to move out of your frame. Common sense to set up a tripod where people will not trip over it. Imagination is such a wonderful thing. Use it wisely and you will be rewarded.

August 19, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Green

Deb's Digest Blog

If you haven't figured it out by now, Scott and I try to find unique photos for our Disney Pic of the Week selections. We sift through our entire Disney universe of photos to bring you ones we feel our special for the Pic of the Week.

This week's color is green. My first thought was "ah ha! A Green Army Man!", then quickly decided no.. too common.

As I was looking at my recent Animal Kingdom photos, I found this one from Winged Encounters -- a Military Macaw. Military Green fits perfectly in today's topic.

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Check back next week as we conclude our Disney Pic of the Week Month of Colors!

August 18, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Green

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

We have all heard about Little Green Men from Outer Space. For this week's color, Green, I get to share with you exactly that. Though you know him better as Yoda, the Jedi Master from Star Wars. Below he is wielding a light saber on the side of a Chevy Spark. This car was on display on the Streets of America in Disney's Hollywood Studios during the 2014 Star Wars Weekends.

Green Chevrolet Spark with Yoda and Star Wars graphics on display at Disney's Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekend, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Green Chevrolet Spark with Yoda and Star Wars graphics on display during Star Wars Weekend.
Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV 0, 24mm focal length.

Thought you might want to see a closer look at Yoda.

Green Chevrolet Spark with Yoda and Star Wars graphics on display at Disney's Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekend, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Green Chevrolet Spark with Yoda and Star Wars graphics on display during Star Wars Weekend.
Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/160s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV 0, 70mm focal length.

Deb will be here tomorrow where she smartly decided against a cliche Green subject into something to lift the spirit.


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