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August 2, 2015

Where in the World #392

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!

Patti Mccaffrey, my calendar isn't showing a long weekend. What's up? Whatever it is, enjoy!

Now for Challenge #391:
Where in the World #391

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Barrie Brewer

Herbie the Love Bug! This picture is backstage at the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.

I so love Herbie; I even have his phone case. I “met” him at a classic car show this summer. Others were running to get photos of/with the 1968 Corvette; I mowed people down to get a picture with Herbie. :)

Gunnels, the boneyard's gone now so he's gone too! Do you think I can buy him and give him a good home? ...hmmm, I don't have any money... do you think I can trade my rare pins for him? I have good ones! My husband wants to work at Disney; can I trade him? (Stop looking like that, honey. Like I would really trade you. Smiley from Millan.Net)

Sniff! No Herbie.... I'm sad now.

Grumpy's Groupies: we have a drive-in theater where I live! Digital projectors, two screens (they feature different movies), stereo sound through radio stations, guaranteed at least two first-run movies (like Inside out & Minions was a double feature a couple weekends ago when the latter came out). $10 for an adult, $5 for kids. They have a classic car weekend every summer too where a car club comes in and they'll 3 movies such as American Graffiti, Grease.... I forget the 3rd. You should see mine and my husband's set up. It's like being in our family room with a huge entertainment system. It's a great night out. :-)

Ken Jackson were the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Ken and to all our winners this week! Donna Frank, Kristi Strembicki, Laurie W, Linda Ranatza, Sharon Pierce, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Judy Simonsen, The Kertes Family, The Gunnels Gang, Carla C, Allison Caputa, Sandie Albrecht, Mary Beth Tarbet, Carol Ney, John Bickers, Bruce Hinterleitner , Andrea Kruszewski, Kris Nixon, Melissa Such , Grumpy's Groupies, Roxanne Kliebert, Jim Finley, Sarah Thomas, Devin Scribe, Melissa Rymer, Beth Mcmeekin, Herbie The Love Bug, Team Hill, Vanessa Stjohn, Scott Cullen , Janet Spiess, Nicole Berman, Duskin Henard , Olszak Family, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Pat Schwier, Christine Brown, Stefan Owens, Leslie Krysinel, Erin Yanuskevich, The Parker Family, Bob Patterson, Edward Suscreba, Cathy Derecola, Sarah And Chris, Eric Berger, Ken Daube, Courtni Brown , Ellen Sullivan , Kathy , Brooke And Kennedy, Kevin Jones, Wendy Barney, Bonnie Jean, Mark Donahue, Ken Savage, Jen Tremley, Gloria Martin, Dennis O'reilly, Ed Adams, Terri Vicknair, Pollyanna Buff, Kyra C., Amy Buettner, Maryann Romagnano, Gabriella, Terry And Matthieu, Bob Henriksen, Barbara Grammer, Robert Wescovich, Ronald Delorey 7 Parler St. , Chris Kelly, Angela Johns, Jessica Mccubbin, The Otts Family, Wendy T Faler, Carol Baranowsky, Tom Koval, Maureen Handy, Gina Smith, Stefanie Vandiver, Claire Gregory, Linda College, Jeremy Hardy, Deb Ragno, Lori Rienhardt, Lee Anastasi, Sands Family, Steve Knapp, Jennifer Rowell, Mike Malampy( Malampy Benco Family), Jennifer Walker , Larry Drum, Matt Petty, Matt Wildey, Carrie Knepper, Team Bonnie Sue, Candice Grimes, Linda Scrivano, The Filiater Family , Eric Johnson, Larry Sprenkle, The Long Family, Michael Mclucas And Jackie Mclucas, Elaine Kleinhenz, Josh Weiss, Diane Curfman, Andrew Carrieri, Megan Krainski, Brian Mcwithey, Ruben O'meara, Les Stewart, Carolyn Como, Theresa Rucando, Emma Ramsey, Justin Collins, Trish Roanm, Timothy Gallant, Mickey Eckert, Jeff Blank, Phyllis, Jason Skow, Cathy Connors, Wayne Chadourne, Ed Elder, Ed Elder, Melody Odonnell, Matt Holley, Mark Proper, Tricia Noble, John Casey, Jess, Terry Fleming, Christina Trigiani, Matthew Frey, Jeremy Reichelt, Jillian Lassiter, Daniel Record, Karrie Duffey, Tricia Petty, John Foggo, Kay Moss, Leach Family, Dave Carriere, Matt Earl, George Mundy Jr, Matthew Jadro, Tim Johansen, Alison Rosenberger, Patti Mccaffrey, Todd Johns, Andrew Pettit, Jim Thompson, Hunter Armstrong, Scott Sangston, Catherine, Erin Hammer, Ken Maikowski, Jamie Poynton, Hobbes And Snorky, Tom Donnelly, Mark Hardy, Mark Franklin, Smitty, Wayne Witherspoon, Helene Hair, Bill Cudney , Vincent Lieu, Alison White, Ron Harper, Jamesd (dzneynut), Les Whitten, Ken Rhinehart, Melissa Jones, Ruth Senecal, Matthew Cofone, Vera And Izzy Williams, Gallagher Family, Allen Jones, Heidi Goodhue, Ed Hogan, Jo Ann Bailey, Shelley Arri, Don Purney, Liz Moreau, Jackie Graebel, Sheila Bagg, Karen Adamakis, Andy Hickey, Kerri Coggins, David Ballard, Joseph M. Zafia, Jodi Cook, Jean Bussell, Chris Bauman, Margie Larmon, Tom Higbee Sr, The Dieuliis Family, Sherri Pell, Vicki Britt, Kerry A., Eileen Miller, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Rebecca Keenan, Robert P. Flaherty, John Dupre, Wayne Kaufelt, Barclay Bakkum, Doug Olson Family, Mackenzie D., Kristan Bertelmann, Demetrios Makres, Melissa Baker, Ashley Collins, Walter N. Clark, and Caroline Burmester!

It's time to draw the July winner! Congratulations to Janet Spiess! I will contact you shortly so you can get your prize from Deb Wills!
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Challenge #392 Where in the world is this?

So where are we this week?

Where in the World #392

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, July 30th, 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 4, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Red

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Colors is to Disney as air is to breathing. They go hand in hand. For the next few weeks, Deb and I are going to explore colors at Disney.

Starting off with Red, I am traveling to Disney's California Adventure and featuring the Red Car Trolly 717 on Buena Vista Street. Did you know, the number 717 stands for Disneyland's July 17 birthday? Now you do.

Red Car Trolley 717 on Buena Vista Street at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim, California
Red Car Trolley 717 on Buena Vista Street at Disney's California Adventure.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length.

Deb will be here tomorrow with her Red photo.

August 5, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Red

Deb's Digest Blog

As Scott mentioned yesterday, for the next few weeks we will be focusing on COLORS! It has been interesting to look through my photos for those that represent the various colors.

For this week's color of RED, I return to Tokyo and the Legend of Mystica show at Tokyo DisneySea. This is probably the most amazing water show I have ever seen at a Disney Park. The Disney characters unlock the gateway to the world of Mythica and meet fabulous creatures such as dragons and unicorns. It takes place in the Mediterranean Harbor. There are several locations along the harbor that a float pulls up and entertainers come onto a platform on the land and perform part of the show. And, just when you think there can't be any more.. even more floats come out on the water!!!

I happened to be in Minnie's section and she's my Disney Pic of the Week for RED.

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If I have raised your curious now take a look at this magnificent show.

August 7, 2015

Donald Duck Bread

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

A sign for Donald Duck bread at the New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York
Antique sign for Donald Duck bread at the New York State Fair.
Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm, 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 1800, EV +0.3.

Scott is still on summer break but he will be back next week with an exciting announcment! Meanwhile, he wanted to share this photo taken at the New York State Fair a couple of summer's ago. It is always fun to find Disney items either used in today's products or ones from long ago like this Donald Duck Bread sign.

August 9, 2015

Where in the World #393

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 #392:
Where in the World #392

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

The sign for Fossil Fueler in DinoLand, Disney's Animal Kingdom!

Ken Jackson were the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Ken and to all our winners this week! Donna Frank, Kristi Strembicki, Laurie W, Linda Ranatza, Sharon Pierce, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Judy Simonsen, The Kertes Family, The Gunnels Gang, Carla C, Allison Caputa, Sandie Albrecht, Mary Beth Tarbet, Carol Ney, John Bickers, Bruce Hinterleitner , Andrea Kruszewski, Kris Nixon, Melissa Such , Grumpy's Groupies, Roxanne Kliebert, Jim Finley, Sarah Thomas, Devin Scribe, Melissa Rymer, Beth Mcmeekin, Herbie The Love Bug, Team Hill, Vanessa Stjohn, Scott Cullen , Janet Spiess, Nicole Berman, Duskin Henard , Olszak Family, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Pat Schwier, Christine Brown, Stefan Owens, Leslie Krysinel, Erin Yanuskevich, The Parker Family, Bob Patterson, Edward Suscreba, Cathy Derecola, Sarah And Chris, Eric Berger, Ken Daube, Courtni Brown , Ellen Sullivan , Kathy , Brooke And Kennedy, Kevin Jones, Wendy Barney, Bonnie Jean, Mark Donahue, Ken Savage, Jen Tremley, Gloria Martin, Dennis O'reilly, Ed Adams, Terri Vicknair, Pollyanna Buff, Kyra C., Amy Buettner, Maryann Romagnano, Gabriella, Terry And Matthieu, Bob Henriksen, Barbara Grammer, Robert Wescovich, Ronald Delorey 7 Parler St. , Chris Kelly, Angela Johns, Jessica Mccubbin, The Otts Family, Wendy T Faler, Carol Baranowsky, Tom Koval, Maureen Handy, Gina Smith, Stefanie Vandiver, Claire Gregory, Linda College, Jeremy Hardy, Deb Ragno, Lori Rienhardt, Lee Anastasi, Sands Family, Steve Knapp, Jennifer Rowell, Mike Malampy( Malampy Benco Family), Jennifer Walker , Larry Drum, Matt Petty, Matt Wildey, Carrie Knepper, Team Bonnie Sue, Candice Grimes, Linda Scrivano, The Filiater Family , Eric Johnson, Larry Sprenkle, The Long Family, Michael Mclucas And Jackie Mclucas, Elaine Kleinhenz, Josh Weiss, Diane Curfman, Andrew Carrieri, Megan Krainski, Brian Mcwithey, Ruben O'meara, Les Stewart, Carolyn Como, Theresa Rucando, Emma Ramsey, Justin Collins, Trish Roanm, Timothy Gallant, Mickey Eckert, Jeff Blank, Phyllis, Jason Skow, Cathy Connors, Wayne Chadourne, Ed Elder, Ed Elder, Melody Odonnell, Matt Holley, Mark Proper, Tricia Noble, John Casey, Jess, Terry Fleming, Christina Trigiani, Matthew Frey, Jeremy Reichelt, Jillian Lassiter, Daniel Record, Karrie Duffey, Tricia Petty, John Foggo, Kay Moss, Leach Family, Dave Carriere, Matt Earl, George Mundy Jr, Matthew Jadro, Tim Johansen, Alison Rosenberger, Patti Mccaffrey, Todd Johns, Andrew Pettit, Jim Thompson, Hunter Armstrong, Scott Sangston, Catherine, Erin Hammer, Ken Maikowski, Jamie Poynton, Hobbes And Snorky, Tom Donnelly, Mark Hardy, Mark Franklin, Smitty, Wayne Witherspoon, Helene Hair, Bill Cudney , Vincent Lieu, Alison White, Ron Harper, Jamesd (dzneynut), Les Whitten, Ken Rhinehart, Melissa Jones, Ruth Senecal, Matthew Cofone, Vera And Izzy Williams, Gallagher Family, Allen Jones, Heidi Goodhue, Ed Hogan, Jo Ann Bailey, Shelley Arri, Don Purney, Liz Moreau, Jackie Graebel, Sheila Bagg, Karen Adamakis, Andy Hickey, Kerri Coggins, David Ballard, Joseph M. Zafia, Jodi Cook, Jean Bussell, Chris Bauman, Margie Larmon, Tom Higbee Sr, The Dieuliis Family, Sherri Pell, Vicki Britt, Kerry A., Eileen Miller, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Rebecca Keenan, Robert P. Flaherty, John Dupre, Wayne Kaufelt, Barclay Bakkum, Doug Olson Family, Mackenzie D., Demetrios Makres, Kristan Bertelmann, Melissa Baker, Ashley Collins, Walter N. Clark, Caroline Burmester, Eric Berger, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Mary Beth Tarbet, Gabriella & Matthieu, The Gunnels Gang, Linda Ranatza, Carol Ney, Janet Spiess, Andy Hickey, Sharon Pierce, Joseph Slowik, Team Hill, Brenda Mclean, Torrey Beasley, Jen Tremley, The Parker Family, Kim And Kelly Sroka, Kye Layton, Nan Amor, Vera And Izzy Williams, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Ed Krol, Sandie Albrecht, Tricia Petty, Dennis O'reilly, Virginia Pierce, K Beasley, Christa , Phyllis, Brian Miller, Brian Miller, Kerry A., Les Whitten, Jennifer Rowell, Eric Johnson, Andrea Kruszewski, Jim Finley, Maureen Handy, Susie Howard, Emily Hudson, Bruce Hinterleitner, Carrie Knepper, Grumpy's Groupies, Larry Drum , Christina Trigiani, The Kertes Family, Laurie Walker, Ruben Omeara, Bonnie Jean, Chris Kelly, The Dieuliis Family, Kristan Bertelmann, Team Bonnie Sue, The Filiater Family, Kyra, Eric Enli, Theresa Rucando, Les Stewart, Jeff Blank, Pollyanna Buff, Wendy Barney, Kris Nixon, Jillian Lassiter, Jeremy Reichelt, Alan Mize, Patrick Broaddus, Kristi Strembicki, Tricia Noble, Matthew Frey, Carri Marotto, Smitty, Christopher Hall, Rebecca Keenan, Carla C, Matthew Jadro, Andrew Carrieri, Caroline Burmester, Rob Blundin, Renee Hardiman, Brian Yesutis, Wendy T Faler, Hillary Waldroop, Dave Carriere, Paul Ignudo, Margie Larmon, John Pasqueralli, The Rider Family, Tom Higbee, Deb Ragno, Dawn Bach, Jan Rosato, Christopher Thacker , Marguerite Garofalo, Claire Gregory, Jane Johnson, Stacy Guarracino, Linda College, and Patti Mccaffrey!
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Challenge #393 Where in the world is this?

So where are we this week?

Where in the World #393

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, August 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 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 11, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Blue

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

This week's color is Blue. I changed it up some and instead of showing you a blue building, character or ride, I decided to go with my favorite time of day to photograph: Blue Hour. I also like to find brown/yellow to contrast the deep blue sky with. The Aztec Pyramid in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase was the perfect subject.

Blue hour over the Aztec Pyramid in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Blue hour over the Aztec Pyramid in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase.
Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/100s, f/4, ISO 6400, EV -0.3, 24mm focal length.

Back in 2010, I did another Disney Pic of the Week for Blue. It still is one of my favorite posts here on Picture This! featuring Susie the Little Blue Coupe.

Deb will be here tomorrow to get all wrapped up in her Blue photo.


August 12, 2015

Disney Pic of the Week: Blue

Deb's Digest Blog

This week we are showcasing the color BLUE as our Disney Pic of the Week. This is one of my favorite BLUE photos......

I'm in Tokyo Disneyland with a cold but very blue sky, with my blue Sully hat and scarf on, wearing my blue jacket, holding a blue FastPass and under the blue sign for Monsters, Inc Ride and Go Seek! It's an awesome ride in Tokyo!

Oh and just ignore the green Animal Kingdom lanyard I'm wearing, please.

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August 14, 2015

All Ears Photo Meet near Disney's Hollywood Studios

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

All Ears Photo Meet outside of Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Announcing Photos of the Night, an All Ears Picture This! Photo Meet at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
ANNOUNCING!

The next All Ears Picture This! Photo Meet will be different than past ones. Instead of walking around, this time it will be in one location. The location is along the Epcot Resort Path just off the Disney's Hollywood Studios parking lot (see map below for approximate location at the star). I will be there starting at 6:30pm on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

The first order of the meet will be to prepare to photograph the sunset taking place at 7:34PM. I will give advice on how to photograph a sunset and be available to answer any questions on photography at Walt Disney World and beyond throughout the evening.

DHS Sunset

After the sunset, I will be photographing through the afterglow and into Blue Hour. A tripod would be very useful as well as a small LED flashlight as night falls.

If you are interested in joining me taking photos into the night, leave a Comment using the link below or you can go to the FaceBook Event Page by clicking this link: All Ears Photo Meet.

August 16, 2015

Where in the World #394

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!

Jennifer Rowell is in Disneyland, the BonnieSue team are in Walt Disney Word, and Mickey Eckert & her husband are in Disneyland Paris!
Smiley from Millan.Net

Now for Challenge #393:
Where in the World #393

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

The Downtown Disney West tour at Flights of Wonder!

Kyra C. were the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Kyra and to all our winners this week! Ronald Delorey & Parker , Mary Beth Tarbet, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, The Reichl Family, Team Hill, Phyllis, Emily Hudson, Dawn Bach, Bryant O'meara, Claire Gregory, Andrea Haney, Melissa Rymer, Michelle Darabaris, Lindsey Nozal, Janet Spiess, Bruce Jones, Mike Malampy( Malampy Benco Family), Elaine Kleinhenz, Sharon Pierce, Maryann Eckenrode, Brenda Atkinson, Eric Berger, Jennifer Rowell, The Sands Family, Mike Mondoux , Sandie Albrecht, Tricia Petty, Vicki Britt, Krista Serpi, The Parker Family, Josh Weiss, Jim Finley, Dawn And Len Fiorilli, Maureen Handy, Theresa Rucando, Bonnie Jean, Arlene Vicek, Wendy T Faler , Brian Miller, K Beasley, Gloria Martin, Andrew Carrieri, Bruce Hinterleitner, Belicia Cullen, Deb Ragno, Scott Cullen, Carolyn Como, Ann Powell, Rob Blundin, Nan Amor, Christine Brown, Jen Tremley, Leslie Krysinel, Timothy Gallant, Christopher Thacker , Sarah And Chris, Andy Hickey, Carla C, The Long Family, Carol Ney, Linda Ranatza, Jeff Blank, Doug Olson Family, Hunter Armstrong, Team Bonnie Sue, Bob Patterson, Laurie Walker, Nancy Crossman, Liz And Dave Fullerton, Lyn Johnson, Grumpy's Groupies, Matt Holley, Tricia Noble, Andrea Kruszewski, Hillary Waldroop, John Casey, Michael & Jackie Mclucas, Jeremy Reichelt, Chris, Gretchen, Katie, Sheila, And Kelly Barnes, Jillian Lassiter, Karrie Duffey, Kristi Strembicki, Erin Loring, Stephanie Linares, Mark Hardy, Carri Marotto, Smitty, Kris Nixon, George Mundy Jr, Dave Carriere, Les Whitten, Chris Bauman, Alison Rosenberger, The Gunnels Gang, Joseph Slowik, Mike Cerce, Shelly Borella, Gabriella & Matthieu, Hobbes And Snorky, Paul Dickson, Mickey Eckert, Antoinette Leblanc, Terry Fleming, Mike O'brien, Matthew Frey, John Pasqueralli, The Filiater Family, Jason Skow, Janet T Thorn, Carrie Leicht, Jess, Chris Kelly, Mackenzie D., Christopher Hall, Wendy Barney, Dennis O'reilly , Christi Ison, Linda Grau, Suzanne Brown, Mike Haeberle, Jo Ann Bailey, Sheila Bagg, Jane Johnson, David Ballard, Barclay Bakkum, Robert P. Flaherty, Vera And Izzy Williams, Joseph M.zafia, Ken Rhinehart, Patrick Broaddus, Tom Higbee Sr, Les Stewart, Eileen Miller, Trina Noggle, Scott Greenbaum, Mark Proper, Robert Wescovich, Russ Morgan, Kristan Bertelmann, Todd Johns, and Jackie Klafeta!
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Challenge #394 Where in the world is this?

Who and where is this?

Where in the World #394

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, August 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 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 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.


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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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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!

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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

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