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December 17, 2014

Disney Pic of the Week: Frozen

Deb's Digest Blog

This week's Disney Pic of the Week is Frozen. This was a tough photo to choose with so many Frozen photo ops in the parks.

Here is the sand sculpture of Olaf which was outside Disney's Hollywood Studios this summer as part of Frozen Summer Fun. I thought this concept was great and offered many unique opportunities for families, kids and adults. I know I had a great time!


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December 16, 2014

Disney Pic of the Week: Frozen

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

The animated musical, Frozen, took the world by storm and surprised Disney by its success. It did not take long for Disney to catch up in merchandising, a Sing-Along version in Blu-Ray and DVD released recently and bringing the magic to its themeparks.

Over the summer, Disney's Hollywood Studios hosted Frozen Summer Fun which was so popular, the stage show, For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Show at the Premiere Theatre has been kept on indefinitely. It is a show which mirrors the magic of all past animated films as it entertains both adults and their children.

Elsa and Anna sing in the For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Show at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Elsa and Anna sing in the For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Show.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/5.6, ISO 1800, EV 0, 210mm Focal Length.

Deb takes Olaf's song about summer to heart tomorrow.


December 14, 2014

Where in the World #360

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!

I'm back! Who missed me?

I thought someone was taking over while I was gone, but as you can guess, Deb was quite busy!

Hannukah starts this week! Enjoy your 8 nights of celebration!
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Now for Challenge #359:
Where in the World #359

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

Where off to see the Wizard in Emerald City in The Great Movie Ride in Disney's Hollywood Studios!

Kristi Strembicki was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Kristi and to all our winners this week! Donna Frank, Ed Elder, Kerry A, Kim Meyer, The Kertes Family, Melissa Such, Johansen Family, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Brendan Abel, The Strukel Family, Diane Doak, Maty Beth Tarbet, Stuart Savage, Kye Layton, Elaine Kleinhenz, Linda College, Linda Ranatza, Marsha Waidelich, Ken Jackson, Janet T Thorn, Carol Ney, Ellie Argaluza, The Gunnels Family, Linda Scrivano, Carla C, Sharon Pierce, Belicia Cullen, Scott Cullen, Maureen Handy, Megan K, Mickey Eckert, Maryann Eckenrode, Kris Nixon, Emily Hudson, Todd Johns, Aimee, Scott Greenbaum, Tracey , Lori Avirett, Karen Schlumpf, Team Hill, Carolyn Como, Torrey Beasley, Timothy Gallant, Ed Suscreba, K Beasley, Georgette Stippick, Jen Cerce, Jen Eacret, Phil Pybus, Susie Howard, Lorine Landon, Betsy Silvestri, Paul Scimeca , Pat Morin, Duskin Henard, Karen Adamakis, Arlene Vicek, Vanessa Stjohn, Ashley Collins, Phyllis, Jennifer Rowell, Jennifer Harmon, Deb Ragno, Lee Anastasi, Brian Miller, The Kahle Family, Jack Foley, Ryan Foley, Dave Freemyer, Paul Newman, John Warner, Paul Dickson, Theresa Rucando, Shelby Watson, Andrea Kruszewski, Tricia Petty, The Rider Family, Shannon Murray, Robert Wescovich, Chris Kelly, Gregg Mcglasson, Phil Badcock, Jan Rosato, Chris Thomas, Jackie Purcell, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Jennifer Hess, Ilene, Kristan Bertelmann, Stefan Owens, Maggie Klotz, Josh Weiss, Vicki Edwards, Kristyn Scibienski, Michelle Wilinski, Brian Mcwithey, Brian Yesutis, Vera And Izzy Williams, Doug Olson Family, Sarah Williams , Rob Jacob, Dawn Bach, Jeremy Hardy, Diane Curfman, Jessica Gruhlke, Kathryn Perkins, Becky Norman, Wayne Beck, Katie Bray, Gabriella, Terry And Matthieu, Daniel Record, Mike Malampy, Maryann Romagnano, Jeff Blank, Chloe Mayhew, Kyra C., Jen Peterson, Russ Morgan, Ruben O'meara, Brian Gallant, Julia Marsh, Les Whitten, Cathy Connors, Chris Bauman, Brian Grabowski, Tom Swan, Karen Hotchkiss, The Emich Family, Matt Holley, Alison Rosenberger, Cameron Lange, The Holmes Family, Kelly Smith, Kate Fischer, Chuck Everson, Claire Gregory, Tricia Noble, Terry Fleming, Karen Spreitzer, Scott Sangston, George Mundy Jr, Karrie Duffey, Jay Caudill, Carri Marotto, Matthew Frey, Wade A.williams, Sarah And Chris, Carla Nale, Curtis Bille, Mike M., Ron Harper, Mark Franklin, Stephanie Linares, Nan Amor, Paul Ignudo, Jr., Mike Walter, Rebecca Keenan, Jim Thompson, Matthew Jadro, Kristin Dormuth, John Pasqueralli, Wayne Chadourne, Caroline Burmester, Annie Snodgrass, John Foggo, Dave Carriere, Maureen Tavrell, Emily & Family, Tammy Kennedy, Elaine Tomko-deluca, Larry Sprenkle, Lindsay Clayton, Grumpy's Groupies, Les Stewart, Team Bonnie Sue, Jodi Cook, Cary Burke, Madie Hovan, Steve Knapp, Sarah Haas, Rachel Hoover, Tracy Cegielski, Schuyler Etheridge, Patrick Broaddus, Smitty, Robert P. Flaherty, Joyce Eimer, Jim Finley, Kim Paulakos, Josh Carney, Farley Shane, Gallagher Family, Jo Ann Bailey, Walter N. Clark, Anastasia Macneil, Heather Pedulla, Jane Johnson, Jennifer Bogdan, Cheryl Costello, Maryann Daly, Shirley Garcowski, Shelly Borella, Tom Higbee, Jean Bussell, Trish Babler, Vicki Britt, Amy Fleming, Hillary Waldroop, Angela Johnson, Fred Shakeshaft, John Bickers, Patti Mccaffrey, Murr Family, Nicole Benoit, Shannon Wright, Jamesd (dzneynut, Lisa Pinder, Carrie Kenney, Emily Esker, Karen Kristoff, Kyle Burdo, Mike Cerce, Olszak Family, Patti Rogers, Will Gates, Erin Loring, Lizanne Fisk, Corinne, Jackie Graebel, Joseph M. Zafia, Michael Pyle, Eileen Miller, Rob Blundin, David Ballard, Jenn Durham, Bob, and Jennifer Mercier!

And now! The winner for November 2014 is:
From Millan.Net
(Not the drum roll I had in mind)
Kyle Burdo! Congratulations, Kyle! I will be contacting you about your prize!
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Challenge #360 Where in the world is this?

Next challenge! This is very new but quite famous so you most likely have seen it in photos if not in person.
Where in the World #360

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December 12, 2014

Christmas Light Photography

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Christmas tree in Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Christmas tree in Gettysburg's Lincoln Square.
Nikon D70/18-70mm, 3s, f/8, ISO 200, EV +0.7, 40mm focal length, tripod.

I write about using today's digital SLR cameras at Disney themeparks and resorts. Keep in mind, you can use the photographic information, techniques and ideas anywhere in the world. Photographing Christmas decorations are just as challenging in your home town or other locations. In 2006, I visited Gettysburg, Pennsylvania close to Christmas and spent an evening photographing around Lincoln Square. The building with the lighted "Believe" sign is the Gettysburg Pub.

Below are links to articles I wrote on Photographing Christmas lights at Walt Disney World. I used the same knowledge in those articles to photograph the scene in Gettysburg. Each of the articles contains links to other Internet resources for more information on specific details, how to's and techniques to use for photographing your Christmas celebrations and lighted decorations:

Photographing Christmas Lights at Disney

Photographing Christmas Lights at Disney II

How to Handle Yellow (or Any) Light Color Casts (Yes, it's about Christmas lights)

December 10, 2014

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas Lights

Deb's Digest Blog

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 took last year, of the Osborne Family stockings.

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December 9, 2014

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas Lights

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

When it comes to Christmas Lights, you would be hard pressed to find something as spectacular as the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This display has evolved from a fairly static version when the Osborne Lights first appeared on Residential Street of the old Backlot Tour in 1995 to today's electronic light shows to up beat holiday tunes on the Streets of America.

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 10s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 15mm Focal Length, Tripod.

Deb and I were thinking alike this week as you will see tomorrow.

December 5, 2014

Meeting Talking Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

I have not waited in line to visit with a Disney character in a long, long time. If one happens to be standing by oneself, I will stop, converse and take a photo or two. There is one which I will wait for...Mickey Mouse at the Town Square Theater on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom. Not only do you get to meet Mickey, you also get to have a talk with the Big Cheese.

Meeting talking Mickey Mouse in the Town Square Theater at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Meeting talking Mickey Mouse in the Town Square Theater.
Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 2800, EV 0, 40mm focal length, bounced flash.

The technology which allows Mickey to talk is sensational. While not truely interactive like Crush over in Epcot, he does his best to carry on a conversation based on who is meeting with him.

Meeting talking Mickey Mouse in the Town Square Theater at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Meeting talking Mickey Mouse in the Town Square Theater.
Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 3200, EV 0, 24mm focal length, bounced flash.

After my wife had her photo and we had ours together, I stepped in for a Bro shot with my favorite Mouse.

Meeting talking Mickey Mouse in the Town Square Theater at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Meeting talking Mickey Mouse in the Town Square Theater.
Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 3200, EV 0, 24mm focal length, bounced flash, cropped.

Using FastPass+ makes meeting Mickey Mouse a fun experience without having to wait in a long line or having to change plans walking around the parks.

I gave my camera over to the Disney Photopass person on duty with everything preset. I had my flash unit pointed upwards to bounce the light off the ceiling. For more on using flash, click here: How to Use Bounce Flash.

December 3, 2014

Disney Pic of the Week: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Deb's Digest Blog

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train official Dedication Ceremony was held on May 2, 2014. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs was joined by Snow White and all Seven Dwarfs who proudly brought their freshly mined gems: buckets of glowing diamonds and jewels and wheelbarrows stacked with over-sized rubies, emeralds and sapphires. "It's my honor to dedicate the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which we think will become an instant classic in New Fantasyland," said Staggs.

After the ceremony I was walking around the Mine Train and found a large group of Imagineers and Cast Members signing a large blue "gem". Once I realized what was happening, I knew this would be a great photo op. I asked if I could take a photo of the group and they kindly obliged.

The large blue gem is being held by Imagineer Ben VanBeusekon.

Others in the photo include: Imagineers Chris Beatty, Jon Georges, Pam Rawlins, and Dave Minichiello.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Imagineers and Cast Members


December 2, 2014

Disney Pic of the Week: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

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 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. A great ride for adults, it is perfect for the kids who have outgrown Goofy's Barnstormer but not quite ready for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Below you see the effect of the swinging ride as the train undulates through the curves.

Guests ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Guests ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/500s, f/16, ISO 3200, EV 0, 38mm Focal Length.

Deb will be here tomorrow showing what it was like the day the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opened.


November 26, 2014

Disney Pic of the Week: Disney Dream

Deb's Digest Blog

On January 22, 2011, the Disney Dream Cruise ship was officially christened with great fanfare in Port Canaveral. Godmother Jennifer Hudson joined Bob Iger and Mickey Mouse to celebrate the new ship!

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