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September 2, 2012

Where in the World #245

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!

Erin has had a really rough week so please send her pixie dust and well wishes that she's back on her feet soon!!!!! And as sick as she was, she still managed to get this week's Where in the World together!

Here was the August 26th Challenge:
 Where in the World #244

And here's the answer:

Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Erin Blackwell

Kenny was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Kenny and to all the readers who got the answer right (names will appear at a future date) Each of you are entered in this month's winners' drawing.
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Challenge #245: Where in the world is this?

Where in the World #30

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, September 6th, 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 next week, 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!


September 4, 2012

Disney Pic of the Week - China

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton


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.

The Street of Good Fortune (thanks, Jack Spence) is vibrant in rich reds, greens, and blues. My best guess is that my photo is supposed to be the back of someone's home.

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Return on Thursday for Scott's photo selection.

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September 5, 2012

Newbie and the Geek Take Walt Disney World

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton


Yoli is going to Walt Disney World for the very first time and she has it made. How? Why? What do you mean? The answer consists of 5 words that when placed in a particular order make a huge difference in one's total vacation experience, Disney geek personal tour guide. That's right, I'm going too. You see, Yoli is one of my very best friends (awww) and she happens to reside in California. When I lived out there, I turned her and others into repetitive Disneyland Annual Passholders without a single thank you note from Mickey or accounting. It is because Disneyland sits in Californians' backyard that they don't generally venture to Walt Disney World.

I have been telling Yoli and the rest of my CA posse that eventually I would show them...the other parks. Last year I got tired of waiting so I put my foot down and sent out an e-mail that said, we're going to Walt Disney World in 2013 so start saving. I caught one fish, a wiggly Mexicana addicted to popcorn who quotes Grease and Spaceballs and breaks into Menudo songs and dance routines out of thin air. We were born to be buddies.

We are in the beginning stages of trip planning with me leading the way, as expected. Our vacation days have been approved at our jobs. I purchased my airfare on sale from JetBlue and am checking prices and flights for Yoli almost nightly. Remember how I said Californians don't often go to Florida? The proof is in the flight schedules and dollars. Currently there are numerous incomprehensible flight plans. Raise your hand if you'd like to fly from Los Angeles (or Santa Ana or Long Beach) to Orlando by way of Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, or Seattle. Did I mention we're going in January. What? No one thinks those are good routes?! Shocking! As for red eye flights, if memory serves me right, I have found 3 non-stop options starting at $260 one way. The search for a deal continues.

Once she has her plane tickets purchased, I can begin prepping her for what to expect. But why train a Disneyland veteran for Walt Disney World? Simply put, she's had it easy. The distance between Disneyland's gate and California Adventure's gate is about the same distance as walking from one end of World of Disney (Florida) to the other. Florida's parks are larger with rougher terrain, torrential downpours, humidity, warmer nights than CA, colder winter temperatures than she's accustomed, and an immensely larger percentage of tourists vs locals. I think she'll be alright, she served in the Army Reserves.

Yoli's told me she trusts me to do all of the planning. Well, duh. (snicker, snicker) I am collecting information from her little by little which will lead me to determine where we'll eat; the popcorn cart. the peanut butter and jelly sandwich cart, and the cookie cart. Once discount rates are announced, my friend (I have more than just Yoli) and MEI travel agent, John Ames, will book our resort. Yes, I know where I want us to stay and Yoli has seen photos but she's probably forgotten by now so don't say anything because we can't afford the Polynesian and will wind up elsewhere.

Part of Yoli's responsibility (She's gotta do something!) is to look over the maps I sent her and to watch the free planning DVD that I'll get out to her next month after I watch it a dozen times. Sure, I can lead her all over the parks but what if I bypass Mission: Space because I'm a wimp and she's just loca enough to try it. Then I'm a bad tour guide and a crappy friend. I can't handle the self-inflicted guilt, I'm Jewish. Hence, she will have to do some reading and video watching. Oh, I know, I'll send a bag of microwave popcorn with the DVD!

Keep an eye out for future installments of How to Train Your Yoli, Some like it Humid, Invasion of the Disneyland Veteran, Newbie and the Geek Take Walt Disney World. It's a mesh of The Muppets and triple threat dinnerware.

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Get off your butt, Gonzalez!

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September 6, 2012

China's Stone Dragons

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Dragon stone carving in front of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest at China in Epcot's World Showcase, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Dragon stone carving in front of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest at China.
Nikon D700/50mm, 1/1600s, f/2.5, ISO 200, EV +0.3.

I am constantly surprised at the amount of detail I find in all the pavilions in Epcot's World Showcase. I found this craved dragon of stone in front of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest for my Disney Pic of the Week about China.


September 7, 2012

Disney Dream Atrium

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

When guests board the Disney Dream at the Port Canaveral terminal, they are loudly heralded by a Disney Cruise Cast Member as they walk into the Atrium on Deck 3. The Atrium is three decks high and features the large Swarovski crystal chandelier, statue of Admiral Donald Duck, marble and carpeted flooring, glass elevators and a grand staircase leading up to Deck 4. The Atrium hosts many of the Disney character Meet and Greets including the very popular Princess line up. Each of these Meets and Greets are listed in the ship's daily newsletter called The Navigator.

Disney Dream cruise ship Atrium as seen from Deck 4.
Disney Dream Atrium as seen from Deck 4.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/50s, f/8, ISO 3200, EV -0.7, 16mm focal length.

I have shown you the Disney Dream chandelier before. I told you then it measureed twenty-two feet (seven meters) in diameter and is decorated with Swarovski crystals. It is covered with 24-karat gold plating and cascades thirteen feet (four meters) down from the three deck high Atrium ceiling. Did I mention the Mickeys? They are not hidden as they are part of the design.

Close up of the Disney Dream Chandelier in the Atrium.
Close up of the Disney Dream Chandelier in the Atrium. See Mickey?
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/8, ISO 2200, EV +0.3, 52mm focal length.

Wonder what it might be like to walk down the Grand Staircase? I hope this will give you an idea of what it looks like to do so.

A walk down the Grand Staircase from Deck 4 of the Disney Dream.
A walk down the Grand Staircase from Deck 4 of the Disney Dream.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 2s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 16mm focal length, tripod.

At midnight, the ship is very quiet and is a good time to use a tripod so as not to get in anyone's way.

September 9, 2012

Where in the World #246

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!

Hello, Players! Guess who's back! Smiley from millan.net Me, that's who! Did you miss me?! I was in the hospital, but I'm home and getting better! Thank you for all the pixie dust and messages you sent me, like Patti Mccaffrey, Claire Gregory, Chris Kelly, Mary Beth Tarbet, Gabriella And Matthieu, Agnes Ciotti, Danielle Ciotti Harsley, Kerri Coggins, and The Emich Family!

Rebecca Keenan is at the Polynesian for her Walt Disney World vacation! Wave hello, Players! Smiley from millan.net

We didn't list the winners last week, so here we go:
 Where in the World #244

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

A Magic Kingdom steam train! This one is actually leaving the old Toonstown train station. My husband and I took the steam train tour before it was even official. We highly recommend it if you're at all interested in Walt's trains (I got to help switch a track!).

Megan Krainski was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Megan and to all the readers who got the answer right: Mark Niebojeski, Jennifer Smith , Molly Silva, The Moore Family, Kenny, Daniel Schweizer - 12 , Jeffrey Dunne, Lauren Svec, Mark Burden, Charis Barron, Mary Beth Tarbet, Allison Caputa, Anne Marie Cronin, Tim Jeltes, Laurie Walker, Staci Plunkett, Brian Gallant, The Kahle Family, Teresa Plunkett, Jenny Kelly, Pollyanna Buff, Ed Elder, The Parker Family, Sean F, Matt Holley, Paula Massarelli, Thomas Koval, Mike O'brien , Erin, Evanna Huda, Larissa Huda, Sherry Trapp, Lindsey Nozal , Emily Jabas, Dale Knight, Jeffrey Martin, Hunter Armstrong, Kristen Clegg, Nicole Amidon, Team Hill, The O'meara Family, Jacquelyn Law, Christina Trigiani, John Leach, Bill Foley, Mailin Pares, Vicki, Elizabeth, And William Edwards, Claire Gregory, Carol Schaeffer, Emma Poprock, Kelly Deleon, Julie And Kody Rider, Kerri Coggins, Mary Virginia Clause, Morgan M., Patty Carty, Hobbes And Snorky, Kristyn Scibienski, Amber Slifer, Tracey Francis, Ronald Delorey, Craig, Vera Williams, Jcerce, Emily Hudson, Rob Blundin, Jennifer Snook, Sharon Dale, Brian Haas, Ali Yesutis, Chris Kelly, Mitchell Holmes, Jim Vandenberghe, Victoria French, Jenny Brennan, Maggie Klotz, Megan W, Robert Jacob, Ellen Sullivan, Erin Connell, Jenifer Moyer, Dawn Bach, Sandie Albrecht, Audra Miller, Kevin Miller, Hoekzema Family, Sam Shotick, Chloe Mayhew, Dallas Hamilton, Jerry Felder, Chris Bauman, Richard And Lisa Palmer, Monica Owens, Sara Holloway, Erin Hammer, Alan Mize, Dan Johnston, Les Stewart, Stephanie Linares, Patti Mccaffrey, Shawn Lehnert, Lisa Zitek, Tinkerbellw, Mike Cerce, Pam Lowe, Nathaniel Clements, Patrick Broaddus, Pam Vanaustin, Heidi Goodhue, Kathryn Perkins, Christopher Barnes, Betsy Dross, Danielle Ciotti Harsley, Josh Carney, Karla Callen , John Paul, Wayne Chadourne, Agnes Ciotti, Jeremy Mccaffrey, Frank Pierce, Kristin Dormuth, Gabriella & Matthieu, Tom Buck, Amy Miller, Suzanne, Jeff Powell, Paul Dickson, Dee Dee Kenney, Jennifer Bogdan, Evald Olson, Dan Owens, Kelly Barnes, Stacy Guarracino, Walter N. Clark, Mickey Mouse, Brian Nale, Bruce Jones, George Mundy Jr, Stefan Owens, Dave Kanigowski, Sandy Kanigowski, and J Brizzle. Each of you are entered in this month's winners' drawing.

Guess what? Time for the monthly drawing! The August winner is Betsy Dross! Congratulations, Betsy! You win the monthly prize of AllEars swag sent to you by Deb Wills herself! (You go ahead and cry, dear. It is very exciting.)
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Deb gave you this challenge last week and here's the answer:

Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright 2008 © Barrie Brewer

I have no idea. Seriously. Let me go and ask Deb.

Ah! This is from the façade of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. Barrie Brewer took this in January 2008 when she was there for the marathon. This is such an interesting building. It was designed by Michael Graves, who has won numerous awards for his post-modern designs.

Faith Humeston was the first to send in the correct answer!
Congratulations to Faith and to all the readers who got the answer right: Sue Mcdonald, Kerri Coggins, The Omeara Family, Debbie Desimone, Al Desimone, Chris Kelly, and Theresa Rucando. Each of you are entered in this month's winners' drawing.
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Challenge #246: Where in the world is this?

New challenge! We're in the parks, so I hope you have your tickets handy.

 Where in the World #246

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, September 13th, 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 next week, 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!

September 11, 2012

Disney Pic of the Week: Character Interaction

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Most of my Character Interaction at Walt Disney World these days are with my camera. In all the parks you will find willing Disney characters who will pose for your camera. Some you have to wait in line for while others will walk right up to you. In the case of a new Citizen of Hollywood character named Ben Appetit, he will want to sell you one of his pies for $3.14 (get it?). I truly enjoyed his salesmanship and pose. I told him I would send him a copy for his pie brochure.

Citizen of Hollywood Ben Appetit selling his pies in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Citizen of Hollywood Ben Appetit selling his pies in Disney's Hollywood Studiosl.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 200, EV 0, 32mm focal length.

Lisa will be here on Thursday with her Disney Pic of Week on Character Interaction.

September 12, 2012

Brighten up Your Photos with Fill Flash

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton


A quick story before we get to the photos. I was at Epcot and as I started crossing from Club Cool towards the Mexico pavilion, I thought about the Segway tours they offer. Then a group on a Segway tour went driving by me. Weeiiird. My next instant thought was, wouldn't it be funny if there was a parade out of nowhere? Guess what? A marching band came from the opposite side of World Showcase and towards me. Actually, the tour group had to divert left of the band. It was such a strange and funny moment. Next time I'm going to think about Tarzan and rain and cross my fingers.

It's a bright sunshiny day and you're taking photos of the family. It's a partially cloudy day and you're photographing friends in the shade. In either scenario, lighting is a key factor in having a great photo to frame rather than a snapshot that you won't bother printing. An easy fix to those dark faces and raccoon eyes is fill-flash.

When shooting outdoors in sunlight, point and shoot cameras, for the most part, will not fire the flash. Those with advanced built-in software might fire the flash but the odds of a micro chip being smarter than a photographer all the time is zilch.

You'll want to override the camera by selecting a mode that will let you turn on the flash. Any camera with Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutterspeed Priority, and Program will let you. Other possible modes are Portrait, Indoor Party, Smart Shutter, and Face Recognition. You will need to consult your camera's manual to know for sure.

I used my CanonPowerShot SX30 IS set to Program without flash.
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Then, I popped up my flash and tried again. The darker portions of the above photo opened up nicely without losing detail. Using a flash also eliminates the blue hue cameras record of shaded areas.
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September 13, 2012

Pluto's Private Dance Party

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton


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 Pinocchio as he heads backstage, these are moments we treasure.

My friend Yoli (who I'll be guiding thru Walt Disney World for her first visit in a few months) has the best luck with characters. There's just something about her that draws them in. Personally, I think they can smell the chocolate chip cookies and milk on her breath but who is to say. Here we have another fine example of how characters are attracted to Yoli. While dining at Goofy's Kitchen, the music started and Pluto started to dance. It's better to boogie and jive with a partner, so he grabbed Yoli. As if she was going to say no. Groovy, man, groovy.

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Disney Pic of the Week - Character Interaction


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September 14, 2012

Advanced Dark Ride Photography at Walt Disney World

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

I have talked about my attempts at photographing Disney dark rides in the past. I have not been satisfied with my results thus far. So, I contacted an expert. Michael Besant is an accomplished dark ride photographer and I asked him for his secret. Turns out I was not the only one to inquire and he had decided to write up how he photographs and processes his dark ride photos. I will reference the link soon.

First, I want to outline it for you:

Equipment

The better a camera handles high ISO settings the better its ability to capture dark ride images. If you get good images up to ISO 3200 or higher, your camera will work.

A fast lens is a must. The one I recommend is the 50mm f/1.8 prime lens as it is very affordable. Other lenses with wide open apertures like f1.4, f/2 and f/2.8 are in longer focal lengths and thus are more expensive. Many kit lenses are too slow in the f/3.5 to f/5.6 aperture range.

Photography

As in all photography, the better exposed your photo is, the better you will be able process the images. Michael gives excellent tips on how to do this. One which helped me was to switch from my normal use of JPEG images to the camera's RAW image capture. RAW files contain a lot more information in which your photo editor can use in pulling out details in photos.

Other tips are to use Shutter Priority mode to keep the shutter speed manageable. He recommends a shutter speed of at least 1/40th of a second (I try to keep it at 1/60th of a second, if possible), use continuous and single point focus settings and put your camera in burst (continuous) mode. Single point focus allows you to move the focus point to lock in on the brighter locations of the scene you are photographing. Lastly, set exposure compensation to +0.3 to slightly overexpose your photos. This will help in post processing.

Post Processing

I am going to give you the short version which Michael shared with me recently. For a detailed account you will need to visit his Dark Ride Shooting Tutorial (see link at end of article). He uses Adobe Photoshop software which is expensive but is the industry standard and for a good reason as you will see. I used Apple Aperture 3.3 which is like Adobe Lightroom 4.

Michael will open an image in ADOBE CAMERA RAW He always will 'open' it up with the exposure slider to see what details are lurking in the shadows. Then he starts with the WHITE BALANCE. This is done on multiple levels, the first being the normal adjustments. Before he takes it further and goes into selective color and remove or tone down the HOT colors.

Depending on the image, Michael will adjust with either the RECOVERY or the FILL LIGHT slider followed by SHARPNESS/NOISE REDUCTION (NR) tab to adjust the sharpness and NR at that point. From there he finishes up using the CURVE tool.

If any of this sounds confusing, check your photo editing software's Help to learn how to use them.

For my processing, I had to substitute the NR part with a trip to another program called Noise Ninja. Once done, I returned back to Aperture for the final steps.

Below are photos I took in Mexico's Grand Fiesta ride and the Tower of Tower. I sent copies of the RAW files to Michael so as to compare my processing to his.

The Aztec Pyramid on the Grand Fiesta ride at Epcot's Mexico pavilion in World Showcase, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
The Aztec Pyramid on the Grand Fiesta ride by Scott.
Nikon D700/50mm, 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 12,800, EV +0.3.

The Aztec Pyramid on the Grand Fiesta ride at Epcot's Mexico pavilion in World Showcase, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
The Aztec Pyramid on the Grand Fiesta ride by Michael Besant.

You will notice right off the difference in the Aztec Pyramid's color which I left more in keeping with the lighting on the ride and I opened up the colors above the pyramid by using a dodging (lighting) brush. Both versions are fine with the differences being artistic and not technical.

Ghosts beckon during the Tower of Terror in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Ghosts beckon during the Tower of Terror by Scott.
Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/40s, f/2.8, ISO 12,800, EV +0.3, 92mm focal length.

Ghosts beckon during the Tower of Terror in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Ghosts beckon during the Tower of Terror by Michael Besant.

Michael was able to pull out a lot more detail in the ghosts. I tired brushing in a few different effects but never got them as good as he did. Keep in mind Adobe Photoshop is a $600 photo editor and is considered the gold standard in professional photo editing. Apple Aperture is a $90 program which does a very good job.

I will say this is the best I have done with dark ride photos thanks to Michael Besant's Dark Ride Shooting Tutorial. I hope it will help you, too.

If you have any questions, leave them in the Comments.

September 16, 2012

Where in the World #247

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!

Thank you, Players, for your continued Good Wishes for my health, like the notes I got from Mary Beth Tarbet, Danielle Ciotti,Susan & Mike Hill, Agnes Ciotti, and Kerry A.! Smiley from millan.net

Here was the September 9th challenge:
 Where in the World #246

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

It's the mural in the Living with the Land attraction in Epcot. Everybody sing!

Smiley from millan.net
Just make believe you're a tiny little seed,
a tiny little seed that's reaching up to meet your need.
With the right amount of faith and the right amount of earth
you'll grow to see the sunshine on your day of birth.

Let's listen to the land we all love.
Nature's plan will shine above.
Listen to the land, listen to the land.

I LOVE that song!

Amy Schweizer was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Amy and to all the readers who got the answer right: Gabriella And Matthieu, Alex And Carol Gamill, Paul Jeffers, Anne Marie Cronin, Liz, Mickey Eckert, Louise Barton, Colette S, Rob Anderson, Jenny Stoneburner, Dee Cote, Nick Bentz, Vicki, Elizabeth And William Edwards, Ruth Senecal, Kerry A., Morgan M., Paul Ignudo Jr., Clay Anthony, Callie Conrad, Chuck Everson, Patrick Broaddus, Jim Finley, Karen Ramirez, Emily Hudson, Carla Nale, Allie Reckendorf, Jan Rosato, Kristy Garrity, Carol Eaton, Rob Blundin, Cynthia Hitchcock, and Danielle Ciotti. Each of you are entered in this month's winners' drawing.
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Challenge #247: Where in the world is this?

I thought last week's Challenge was going to be easier, but I realized that it depended on what I showed in the thumbnail. So let's try it better this week! We're still in the parks.

 Where in the World #247

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, September 20th, 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 next week, 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!

September 21, 2012

La Fountaine de Cindrillon - Magic Kingdom

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

La Fountaine de Cindrillon or Cinderella Fountain is found behind Cinderella Castle near the path to Libery Square. I have taken many photos of this fountain and never noticed the plaque inbedded in the wall behind it. I saw it from another photographer's photo shared on flickr. A great place to get photographic ideas and inspiration for anywhere you may travel.

La Fountaine de Cindrillon in the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
La Fountaine de Cindrillon in Fantasyland.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 30s, f/10, ISO 200, EV 0, 16mm focal length, tripod.

Proof again to keep our eyes open when visiting Walt Disney World.

September 23, 2012

Where in the World #248

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!

We had birthdays this week, Players! Here's to you:

Jeremy Mccaffrey who is now 11! Daniel Schweizer who is now 13! Sebastian Stjohn who is now 1! Smiley from millan.net

To Les Stewart, who is now in Walt Disney World: have a magical vacation!

Chris Kelly, what you said about pictures? Thought about it for last week, but... soon. Smiley from millan.net

Carolyn Duff, thank you so much for your wonderful note!

Here was the September 16th challenge:
 Where in the World #247

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

Alan Mize, Matt Holley, and Mickey Eckert: you said it so well. Why don't you wait.

Mary Dunnett, I know this section of the ride gives you the heebie jeebies. So, time to close your eyes. Mackenzie D., you sit with her.

Ok, take it away, guys: "This is Alien. You are with Sigourney Weaver aboard the spaceship Nostromo. Something has gone wrong. One by one, the crew has vanished, and somewhere in the ship, a terrifying creature waits to claim its next victim."

It's the Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley figure in the Great Movie Ride in Disney's Hollywood Studios!

Be careful of the alien in the wall and the one in the ceiling, because tell them, Patrick Broaddus: To quote a popular blue Disney genie, "Watch out, they spit!"

Smiley from millan.netSpeaking of which, Maggie Klotz told the funniest story: The first time I went on this ride, i was six. I felt bits of water drip onto my legs and told my mom, she looked at me completely serious and told me "That's not water, that's acid. It's the Alien's blood." Yeah, freaked me right out.

You can open your eyes again, Mary. The nasties are gone.

Deborah Boucher, aren't you glad you listened to your son? ;)

Chris Masse was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Chris and to all the readers who got the answer right: Diane Curfman, Emily Jabas, Ed Elder, Scott Greenaum, Linda Scrivano, Scott Greenbaum, Kenny, Theresa Rucando, Suzanne C Denham, Larissa Huda, James And Kathy Berry, Nicole Amidon, Evanna Huda, Craig, Alan Mize, Chris And Alison, Beth Mcmeekin, Jennifer Rowell, Renee, Vera Williams, Linda College, Bruce Jones, Hayden Pronto-hussey, Tinkerbellw, Jennifer Bourg, Jason &Melinda Lenz, Katie Bray, Annette Nuenke, Mary Beth Tarbet, Ken Maikowski, Cathy Connors, Matt Holley, Alien scene from Great Movie Ride in Hollywood Studios., Karen Adamakis, Sharon Pierce, Kye Layton, Belicia Cullen, Carla C, Emily Hudson, Kris Nixon, Scott Cullen, Rob Blundin, The Parker Family, Erin Dagney, Megan Krainski, Christine Dagney, Sam Shotick, Hannah Couture, Joanna, Josh Weiss, Dave Wang, Stephanie Visco, Krystal Pound, Krystal Pound, Kim Kusser, Virginia Pierce , Bob Patterson, Jen Cerce, Deb Ragno, Kerrie Hogan, Barbara Sims, Charlie Scheer, Mona Hornbuckle, Staci Plunkett, Kris Blamphin, Tim Johjansen, Laura Fallon, Regina Seaner, Arlene Forbes, Taylor, Alex Gamill, Callie Conrad, Jared D., Anthony Parisi, Samantha Phillips, Greg Gallo, Elizabeth Caruso, Wendy Mowery, Theresa Shanor, Kathy Opitz, Doug Reichl, Elizabeth Hall, Mary Davis, Chrissie Smith, Andreas Beer, Crystal Kunzel, Craig Grillo, Melissa Such, Susan Karberg, Ellen Sullivan, Tammi Trout, Hayley Valk, Diane Albernaz , Penny Gibson, Jason, Tiffany Wesner, Keith Mcdow, Chris Matejka, Amanda M Zulkowski , Roger Vollmer, Dawn Lamothe, Kim Mobley, Vanessa Gordon, Sabrina Allen, Louise Barton, Ann Marie, Leigh Mertz, Kevin Carter, James Dezern, Sharynne Smith, Natalie Waldorf, Ed Suscreba, Kathleen Page, Tricia Petty, Orlaith Ferguson, Vicki Edwards, Lisa Simons, Pecosace, Juli W, Julie Manchester, Dani, Marsha Waidelich, Maggie Meszaros, Debbie Desimone, Brandi, Al Desimone, John Menjes, Tim Tjarks, Mike O'brien , Diana Harris, Jennifer Snook, Anne Marie Cronin, Chris Matejka, Allie Reckendorf, Betsy Silvestri, Double Family, C. Smith, Kelly Cummings, Meredith Dean, The Moore Family, Stephanie Newell, Mike Davids, Erin Loring, Dennis Loring, Claire Gregory, Beth Kennedy, Allie Foster, Janet F, Erin Hammer, Jeffrey Martin, Veronica Peterson, Phil Badcock, Dawn Bach, Bill Mckim, Kimhowe, Maggie Klotz, K Beasley, Lisa Carder, Paul Moore, Meghann Zanotta, Melissa Thomas, Nicole Shuler, Marcie Moss, Dan Mangini, Jodi Cook, Kevin Jones, Melissa Rookard, Tanya Hinnes, Derek Carty, Courtney Payne, Jeff Schoeling, Patty Carty, Mary Dunnett, Jerry Felder, Marissa F, Addison Welp, Morag Lemon, The Kertes Family, Kameo Crea, Becky Tyrrell, Amy Weber, Candace Dymond, Sharon Dale, The Kahle Family , Michelle Mcspadden, Jamie K, Laura V, Brenda, The Malesky Family, Curtis Bille, Karen Ramirez, Angie Young, The Strukel Family, Pam Vanaustin, Karla Callen, Stephanie Mcnamee, Millie Tenreiro, Carolyn Como, Stephanie Farneth, Rebecca Smith, Kerri Coggins, Patti Gumiela, Caryn Schill, The O'meara Family, Susie Howard, Janet Fishman, Jeffrey Dunne, Linda Lundsten, Leach Family, Karen Schlumpf, Jeff &Cheryl Simmons, Carla Nale, Brian Gallant, Whitney Miller, Lauren Thomas, David Vreeland, Marjorie Gvist, Wendy Barney, Susana Dominguez, Mary Brennan, Dan Johnston, Andrea Kruszewski, Michael Gainey, Deborah Boucher, Jennifer A. Mcfarland, Kristi Strembicki, Olivia, Nathalie Periard, Kathleen Thornton, Mark Benton, Tom Koval, Chloe Lachance, Bruce Arnold, Elaine Tomko-deluca, Ian Loft, Kathy Rubin, Misty Mehelic, Lee Anastasi, Kristen Noel, Michelle Brown, Kerry A., Team Hill, The Perras Family, Paul Sankey, Patti Mccaffrey, Hillary Waldroop, Sara Holloway, The Emich Family, Jennifer Chartier, Bill And Jack Foley, Antoinette Leblanc, Chris Linscott, Veda Ackerman, Candy Dadswell, Davidw, Jessica Gruhlke, Julie Wickware, Dan Matheke, Mary Virginia Clause, Jennifer Rupert, Maureen Handy, Susan Doucette, Gerald Skanes, Elyssa H., Elyssa H., Hannah M, Michelle Raimist , Madison Hovan, Daniel Schweizer , Noah Schweizer 8 Years Old, Will Gates, Jenny Stoneburner, Debbie Kichline, Jim Logue, Donna Currier, Penny, Daniel Meagher, Michelle Gorman, Jennifer Pulver, Christina Trigiani, Gregg Mcglasson, Marshall Stevens, Jeremy Hardy, Kevin Scott, Derek Brown , Kellie Harpel, Eva Mayhew, Mickey Mouse , Clay Anthony, Jamee Smith, Kelly Mager, Susan Higginbotham, Bill Cudney , Tom Hermes, Julie And Kody Rider, Mark Proper, Hoekzema Family, Brian Yesutis, Gabriella And Matthieu, Kimberly Kruszewski, Andrew Swiatowicz, Chloe Mayhew, Lindsay Kasawski, Jennifer Mccurry, Bonnie Jenkins, Doug Olson Family, Vanessa Stjohn, Robert Jacob, Maryann Romagnano, Nicole Duddy, Deana Wiggins, Megan W, Jennifer Harmon, Mike Mondoux, Jason Hocker, Herb Miller, Mackenzie D., Kathryn Perkins, Jackie Purcell, Jorge R. Caso, Pollyanna Buff, Phil Vickers, Wayne Chadourne, Les Stewart, April Haddock, Kristyn Scibienski, Wade A. Williams, Ken Clark, Paula Massarelli, Jeff Cloutier, Melesia Love, Linda Kasych, Dallas Hamilton, Karen Smith, Andrew Pettit, Dana, Blake Schmidt, Jessica Folan, Karen Davis, Marikay Piazza, Brian Sheets, Alison Rosenberger, Fred S, Tj Mahan, Paul Ignudo Jr, Diane Ramos, Mike Haven, Carolyn Duff, Michelle Roth-smoot, Kelly Smith, Jeremy Reichelt, Shelly Borella, Steve Cummings, Stephanie Linares, Kristen Carde, Larry Jones, Steve Narel, Kate Fischer, Gail Hirsch, Chris Bauman, Billie Jean Albolino, Mike Schultz, Jennifer Townsend, Liana Imbrogno, Zachary Ott, , Morgan M. , Carrie Rampy, Melissa Dye, Timothy Hutchinson, Kelly Feeko, Jason Skow, Ashley Elizabeth, Anastasia Macneil, Amber Slifer, Scott Sangston, Jenn Steele, Jim Finley, Kevin Weidenweber, Lauri Phillips, Jeanette, Brian Nale, Mike Venere, Joey Price, Sarah Holodick, Debbie Hicks, Emily Watson, Patrick Broaddus, Michelle Wilinski, Anne-marie Crabtree, Lindsey Nozal, Michelle Lenihan, Cameron Lange, Mike Pennington, Russ Morgan, Michelle Lenihan, Jullie Pudem, Mike Berryhill, Rebecca Keenan, Kristen Mccoy, Jeff Finger, Anna Keene, Kathryn Willer, Melissa Kirk, John Snider, thanks for doing this, it's always fun., Kathryn Willer, Kathryn Willer, Kelly Todd, Stephen Whitlock, , Karen Bellamy, Jared Orth, Carri Marotto, Josh Carney, Vickie Smialkowski, Tricia Noble, Vincent Maltese, Michael Piacente, Heather Pedulla, Lizanne Fisk, Paula B, Tom Buck, Jamie Gardner, Jessica Iglesias, Mickey Eckert, Dale Knight, Christopher Barnes, Angela And David Blevins, Erika Loboda, Emma Ramsey, John Pasqueralli, Wendy Snelgrove, Carol Bolger, Mike Haeberle, Kelly Montgomery, Keith, Rick Shea, Kathryn Willer, David B., Danielle Ciotti, Katherine Gast, Maureen Ohare, Earl Wilcher, Candice Grimes, Tommy Montgomery, Kurt Knappman, Paul Knott, Linda Mac, Hobbes And Snorky, Brian Grabowski, Heather Hynes, Sarah Haas, Bob Henriksen, Kim Steiner, Caroline Burmester, Rachel Hoover, Melissa K, Rich Esker, Brianne F, Mike Hitzel, Chris Rooney, The Palmer Family, Linda Grau, Mark Franklin, John, Stephanie Dollar, Tracy Cegielski, Ed Hogan, Rick R., Kerry Mccaffrey, Suzanne, Jeremy Mccaffrey, Patty Newton, David Ballard , Vickie Scioneaux, Craig Powell, Pam Jewett, Gene, Gene, Rebecca Baker, Jo Ann Bailey, Jo Ann Bailey, Christie Robinson, Evald Olson, Stefan Owens, Walter N. Clark, Walter N. Clark, Denasedlak, Laura Crawford, Larry Brooks, Tina Cole, Les Whitten, Natalia D., Scott, Maureen Butynski, Jamie Peterson, Ella, Robin Meredyk, George Mundy Jr, Jen Snapp, Teri Michalski, Jennifer Cravener, Pam Knoop, Karen Cacciavillani, Jackie, Trish Babler, Shaun Leake, Kristin Dormuth, Felice Ciccione, Monica Owens, Doug Andrews, Whitney M, Neill Macaulay, Janet Thorn, Gordy Martin, Agnes Ciotti, Amanda T Murphy, Tammy Kallenbach, Michael Nanney, Elizabeth Goodman, Georgette Mcevoy, Dave Kanigowski, Sandy Kanigowski, Dan Owens, Shirley Garcowski, Steven, Michael Smart, Laurie Wilkey, Rich Ciullo, Ed Bene, James Hammack, Tom Higbee, Paul Newman, Walter Webber, Jenny Brennan, Jenifer Moyer, Joseph Grau, Jon Cohen, Kirsten Miller, Allison Caputa, Angela Fennell, Andrew Weed, Jaclyn Kelch, Mandy, Bill Sherwood, Erica Zielewski, Stephen Ritzler, John Foggo, Bob, Sherri , Chandra Mccall, Stu Pedazhol, and Julie Stott,. Each of you are entered in this month's winners' drawing.
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Challenge #248: Where in the world is this?
Still in the parks. But is it the SAME park? :)

 Where in the World #248

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, September 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 next week, 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!

September 25, 2012

Disney Pic of the Week: The Three Caballeros

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

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 trio featured in Walt Disney's animated movie of the same name. José is the one on the right.

The Three Caballeros entertain guests riding on the Gran Fiesta Tour inside Epcot's Mexico pavilion, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
The Three Caballeros entertain guests riding on the Gran Fiesta Tour.
Nikon D700/50mm, 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 720, EV +0.3.

Lisa will be here on Thursday with her take for our Disney Pic of the Week about The Three Caballeros.

September 26, 2012

Black and White Challenge Entries 3

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton


Welcome back to the Color vs Black and White Challenge. In an effort to get you, the reader to try new ways of seeing, I offered up this suggestion in March. If you haven't seen the original post

Disney fans responded by submitting their own photos as seen in blogs Entries 1 and Entries 2.

Even more of you have submitted photos and I applaud all of your efforts. Should you be inspired by what you see today, go back to the initial blog, follow the instructions and send it your photos. I'll post one more blog of readers photos in December to close out the challenge.

Noelle

I love black and white photos. Here are a couple I have done! One of them I also included the Sepia toned one to show the contrast. I don't have the color versions, I took them In black and white on my camera, originally, I think.

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Paul

I admit, I missed your original post on this subject. The reason? We were on the Disney Magic. Here is one photo

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Collette

Here are photos from the AllEars "December to Remember" last year that I changed to black & white in iPhoto. It is a shot of the organ in the Haunted Mansion queue because I'm an organist. One always thinks "spooky" things should be in b&w, I guess. I took these with a Canon G12, and I think it was in Auto mode.

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Ben

Ben didn't submit any text so I'll point out that his second photo utilizes cropping to make the image more intense. It's not a black and white version but rather digital sepia tone. He also darkened the background and increased contrast.

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It's your turn. Show us what you've got!

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September 27, 2012

Pato Donald, José Carioca y Panchito

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton


The Three Caballeros are not exclusive to Epcot. Our feathered friends are featured among living dolls and other famous Disney characters in it's a small world at Disneyland. As your boat glides thru Latin America, you'll see Donald Duck, José Carioca (from Brasil), and Panchito (from Mexico) ahead of you up high and off to the right as you sail left.

The angle isn't my favorite but security won't let me hop out of the boat for a better view.
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Psssst. José is my favorite.

Disney Pic of the Week - The Three Caballeros


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September 28, 2012

Vacation Time at Walt Disney World

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Donald Duck ready for vacation, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Are You Ready for a WDW Vacation?

Scott is and he will be attending the Disney Villains Hollywood Bash after the Tower of Terror 10 Miler tomorrow night which his daughter is running in. He will be there taking photos to bring back and share with all of us next week. You can follow Scott's adventure by clicking this link for his Disney Twitter feed. If you will be there, look for Scott and say "Hi!". He might have a gift for you.

Can anyone tell Scott why A113 (See ticket number above) is significant in Disney history?


September 30, 2012

Where in the World #249

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!

Happy Birthday, Karen Ramirez! May you have a magical year!
Smiley from millan.net

James And Kathy Berry, you're at Walt Disney World the week before me! We'll have to wave as we pass each other!

Mike and Susan Hill asked what's the largest number of correct numbers we've ever had. OOOO good question! We actually set a new record last week: 555! So it's a good thing you asked or I wouldn't have noticed!

Heather Young and Lauree Little, thank you so much for the lovely messages!

I can't get over the number of people who are on Disney vacations and stopped to check out "Where in the World"! Of course, you had to tease me about being in places like the Italy Pavilion (Rob & April Vanderpool), just got there & looking forward to a whole Disney trip (Caroline Burmester) and enjoying Magic Kingdom (Les Stewart). Then there's Danielle Ciotti Harsley in Bermuda!

And while you were all playing around the World for last week's Challenge, Annie Snodgrass is there now for this week. Have a great trip, Annie! Are you going to get Oswald the Lucky Rabbit ears? I bet you are!

Here was the September 23rd challenge:
 Where in the World #248

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

Penny Urell, put on your rain poncho because we are staring up at Chickapin Hill before someone else plunges down Splash Mountain into (say it for us, Matt Holley and Herb Miller) Pleeeeeease, Brer Fox, roast me if you have ta. But please don't throw me in that briar patch! Just where you can get really wet, right Taylor K? Which is nice if you want to cool off, as Janet Thorn pointed out or, on the flip side, get colder on a chilly day. Sadly true, right Paul Moore?

And thumbs up to our Disneyland brethren, Nicole Fink and Craig, especially Nicole who has never been to Walt Disney World and still knew exactly what this was. :)

Do you guys deliberately sing in your answers, Players? Because you know the song gets stuck in my head and I have to break out with it? Is that what you did, Patti Mccaffrey & Steve Knapp? The Patterson Family? Patrick Broaddus? Hmm? Jason & Melinda Lenz? Because here we go! Everybody, sing!

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
My oh my, what a wonderful day!
Welcoming back Brer Rabbit today.
We always knew that he'd get away!

He's had enough of movin' on now.
It's where he's born and bred in.
The briar patch is where he's headin'.

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay!
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

By the way, the singing chickens on the riverboat? One of my favorite things in all the World. Just so you know.

Rob Jacob, I want to ride with you and your daughter. She's got connections!

Jennifer Rowell was the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Jennifer and to all the readers who got the answer right: Evanna Huda, Virginia Pierce, Chris Masse, Linda Scrivano, Davidw, Tanya Hinnes, Mary Beth Tarbet, Mike Walter, Larissa Huda, Ed Elder, Barbara Ajak , Nicole Amidon, Sharon Pierce, Mike O'brien, Jenny Brennan, Linda College, Bruce Jones, Curtis Bille, Cynthia Hitchcock, Chris And Alison, Tinkerbell W, Deb Ragno, Mackenzie D., Kerry A, Chris Kelly, Veronica Peterson, Maggie Klotz, Scott Mitchell, Hunter Armstrong, Laurie Walker, Louise Barton, Ken Maikowski, Emily Jabas, Paul Dickson, Emily Hudson, Belicia Cullen, Scott Cullen, Bill And Jack Foley, Kelly Zanauskas, Christie, Maryann Eckenrode - Courtney Crow, Team Hill, Michelle Mcspadden, Vicki Edwards, Kristi Strembicki, Leach Family, James And Kathy Berry, Annette Nuenke, Steve Narel, Dave Wang, John Hout, The Moore Family, Kameo Crea, The Omeara Family, Wendy Barney, Griffin Harpel, Hannah Couture, Becky Norman, Pam Lorenz, Double Family, Betsy Silvestri, Carolyn Como, Angie Young, Carol Bolger, Janine Pelfrey, Allison Fourney, Jen Richardson, Colette S, Eileen Wiederspan, Amy Schweizer, Anne Marie Cronin, Sam Magri, Bob Rowan, Colette S, Anne Marie Cronin, Kerry-lynn Mcgregor, Crystal King, Allie Foster, Gabriella And Matthieu, Heather Devito, Mindy Adams, Dawn Lamothe, Melissa Skinner, Josh Weiss, The Kahle Family , Gordon Cavalero, Karen Ramirez, Kandis Dawkins, Chloe & Karen Boosey, Erin, Jason & Melinda Lenz, Shannon Milair, Chris Hanna, Tricia Petty, Mary Virginia Clause, Hannah M, Jane Pope, Dave Gross, Candice Grimes, Lois Lynch, John Menjes, Matthew Peterson, Marissa F, Brent Lollar, David Blevins, Claire Gregory, Melissa Such, Alicia Gillmer, Lisa Rhinehart , Heather Young, Kevin Jones, Trisha Malinky, Debbie Desimone, Jessica Iglesias, Jennifer Walker, Trina Noggle, Tamara Michaelson, Kathy Morris, Kathy Miller, Linda Shatzer-miller, Kely Deleon, Paul Moore, Marsha Waidelich, Sandy Weiss, Kathy Huckabee, Kenny, Kathy Huckabee, Brian Barbieri, Ronnie Schreyer, Mary Emich, Brian Gallant, Carla Nale, Steve Cummings, Susan Karberg, Karen Stevens, Taylor K, The Kertes Family, Amanda Sage, James Schmidt, Tracy King, Kim Howe, Chris Linscott, Meredith Rule, Trisha Johnson, Vicki Maciag, Catherine Anderson, Maureen Handy, Danielle Ford, Sharynne Smith, Katerina Purdy, Kelsi, Juli W, Dee Dee Kenney, James Dezern, Marcie Moss, Rebekah Anguish, Mike M., Pamela Bainter, Kerri Coggins, Patti Gumiela, Gary Cruise, Chris Horne, Janet F, Bonnie C, Brendan Abel, Jamie K, Bruce Hinterleitner, Angel Diven, Janet Thorn, Connor Neal, Nancy Jordan, Stacy Wilson, Ken Daube, Gerald Skanes, Lindsay Coram, Steve Smith, Keirsten Sangster, Gallagher Family, Janet Fishman, Pam Vanaustin, Stephanie, Ed Suscreba, Millie Tenreiro, Lauree Little, Jeffrey Martin, Nicole Fink, Kathy O, Michelle Boewe, Antoinette Leblanc, Kelly Cummings, Kara Cummings, Linda Kasych, Paul Knott, Penny Gibson, Kris Nixon, Stephanie Farneth, Beth Mcmeekin, Erin Hammer, Rob Blundin, Teri & Kelly Michalski, Herb Miller, Jason Hocker, Kent Martin, Chris Rowlands, Chris Connors, Stephanie Newell, Courtney Payne, Julie Wickware, Megan Krainski, Clinton Dickinson, Kim Mobley, Phil Vickers, Allyson & Ben Sodrosky, Scott Precise, Lori Rienhardt, Kelly Mager, Leigh Ridgell, Lisa Zitek, Christina Trigiani, Nathalie Periard, David B., Kim Skanes, The Malesky Family, Chrysty Summers, Diane Curfman, Jennifer Snook, Brian Miller, Jennifer Richey, Stephanie Mcnamee, Mike Mondoux, Stuart Hale, Kellie Conway, Tom Hermes, Tom Koval, Caryn Schill, Penny Urell, Craig, Jan Fee, Nathalie Periard, Lauri Phillips, Hobbes And Snorky, Jim Finley, Betsy Dross, Dan Matheke, Lisa Kuebler, Tom Donnelly , Christopher Barnes, Karen Adamakis, Stacy Aghalarov, Brian Haas, Jennifer Chartier, Al Sandal, Regina Allen, Jeff & Cheryl Simmons, Debbie Kichline, Marshall Stevens, Josh Dean, Jodi Cook, Bob Henriksen, Kyler Scott, Wendy T Faler, Ashley Hill, Staci Plunkett, Kris Blamphin, Sandy Kanigowski, Dave Kanigowski, Misty Mehelic, Sharon Dale, Kerry Mccaffrey, Susan Doucette, Tom Buck, Madison Hovan, Hillary Waldroop, Mary Thatcher, The Palmer Family, Wendy Snelgrove, Tara Weaver, Jaime Thomson, Lorine Landon, Teresa Plunkett, Marjie Phillips, Robert Anderson, Chloe Mayhew, Jennifer Townsend, Jeremy Mccaffrey, Patti Mccaffrey, Bill Demaio, Pam Tees, Bill Demaio, Josh Carney, Jennifer Greene, Andy Hickey, Brenda, Doug Olson Family, Jeremy Hardy, Regina Seaner, Bryan Kruse, Jennifer Bourg, Joshua Swainston, Katie Bray, Toni Smith, Lisa Edens, Daniel Meagher, Wayne Chadourne, Bill Cudney , Jonathan Ward, Kevin Scott, Jean Conner, Billie Jean Albolino, Mike Haven, Becky Fields, Emily Henderson, Jennifer Pulver, The Strukel Family, Lindsay Kasawski, Carla C, Ivanna Strokyaof, Andy Raffel, Laura V, Clay Anthony, Shelley Diederich, Jim Ell, Gaylene, Russ Morgan, Natalie Soares, Derek Carty, Andrew Mulino, Kathy Askew, Matt Holley, Bob Patterson, Cameron Lange, Ken Clark, Wade A. Williams, Dallas Hamilton, Dana G, Brian Grabowski, Mary Kay Samluk, Donna Boyd, Paula Massarelli, Kevin, Andrew Pettit, Stefanie Stewartz, Jessica Folan, Jennifer Harmon, Meghann Zanotta, Kerrie Hogan, Tricia Noble, Elyssa H., Krista Spears, Paul Ignudo, Jr, Erin Loring, Dan Johnston, Diane Hunt, Bonnie Tulenko, Alison Rosenberger, Anna Keene, Amy Young, Kelly Smith, Kate Fischer, Heather Hynes, Melodye Berry, Zachary Ott, Will Gates, Monica Owens, Timothy Hutchinson, Andy Schumacher, Mary Greger, Rick R., Diane Batista, Davida, Tim Looman, Fred Shakeshaft, Noah And Daniel Schweizer, Lindsey Nozal, Shelly Borella, Emily Watson, Brian Nale, Karen Martin, Maryann Romagnano, Carrie Rampy, Jeremy Reichelt, Chris Bauman, Sara Holloway, Emily Dagney, David And Melissa Lizewski, Nancy, Steve Knapp, Karen Smith, Annie Snodgrass, Robert Bostic, Stephanie Linares, Doug Andrews, William Sharp, Michelle Wilinski, Matthew Jadro, Jaclyn Kelch, Debbie Hicks, Debbie Cody, The Patterson Family, Jen Cox, Adam, Mike Hitzel, Elaine Tomko-deluca, Jim Thompson, Jeff Finger, Vera Williams, Robbyn Anglin, Ken Rhinehart, Leigh Mertz, Kristyn Scibienski, Alissa, Patricia Ovesny, Mickey Mouse , Scott Sangston, Jim Logue, Rebecca Keenan, Wendy Mowery, Erin Connell, Matt Ciccone, John Foggo, Patty Carty, Stephanie Hardhouse, Stephanie Dollar, Mike Haeberle, Schuyler Stewart, Patty Rochford, Theresa Rucando, Mary Graves, Heidi Goodhue, Carri Marotto, Kirsten Miller, Allison Esker, Eva Mayhew, Colleen Murphy, Jennifer Mccurry, Andrew Swiatowicz , Jenifer Moyer, Jared Orth, Gregg Mcglasson, Erica Zielewski, Allison Caputa, Walter N. Clark, Kendra K., Blake Schmidt, Les Stewart, Linda Grau, Bonnie Jenkins, Ron Harper, Ariana Stowe, Morgan M., Linda Mac, Mark Proper, Lou Baker, Nathaniel Clements, Chuck Everson, Kathy Rosenwinkel, Joy Ousterout, Brandi Schiller, Angela Fennell, Earl Wilcher, Sonya A., Vanessa Stjohn, Kelly Feeko, Jillian Domings, Sarah Haas, Payton Dross, Kristen Carde, Chuck Everson, Vicki Vaught, Greg Berg, John And Tracey Roerty, Kellie Seberson, Stefan Owens, Danielle Ciotti Harsley, Nicole Shuler, Kelly Rose Barnes, Vickie Scioneaux, Kate Flanagan, Evald Olson, Sharon Leitgeb, Ellen Stevenson, Dawn Bach, Vanessa Gordon, Maureen Hanlon, Jackie Graebel, Liz Moreau, Tommy Montgomery, Jennifer Bogdan, Joseph Zafia, Bill Sherwood, Leah Althiser, Vickie Smialkowski, Deanna Thomas, Tyra Trueblood, Jackie Klafeta, Heather C, Jeff Kays, Trish Babler, Thomas Higbee, Kristen Mccoy, Anastasia Macneil, Emily Harper, Roye Ann Morris, Mickey Eckert, Ed Bene, The Hicks Family, Patrick Broaddus, Diane Ramos, Eric Enli, Maryann Daly, Rob & April - Team Vanderpool, Peggy Saeger, Carolyn Duff, Barclay Bakkum, John Pasqueralli, Stephanie Horning, Lauren Thomas , Liv D., Chrissy D, Kelly Montgomery, Luis Rodriguez, Katherine Gast, Julie And Kody Rider, Elaine Kleinhenz, Bob Burge, Jenny Nijak, Michael Nanney, Robert P. Flaherty, Melissa Littman, Tom Armstrong, Lana Hauth, Bonnie Bradford, Jay Bradford, Chris Stockton, Alan Mize, Andrew Weed, George Mundy Jr, Mike Kaczanowski, Caroline Burmester, Agnes Ciotti, Rebecca Baker, Amy S Kleinfieldt, Rob Jacob, Tracy Discher, and Jessica Reed. Each of you are entered in this month's winners' drawing.
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Challenge #249: Where in the world is this?

Here it is! The last Challenge for September! Can you believe it?
 Where in the World #249

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, October 4th, 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 next week, 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!

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