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December 1, 2017

Walt Disney World in Black and White

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

I always associate Disney with color. Which is interesting because I first watched Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color television show on my family's black and white tv back in the mid-1960's. With that in mind, this week I decided to visit each of Walt Disney World's themeparks in Black and White.

All of these photos were originally captured in color. In my image editor I choose to use the Black and White Filter Tool. This gives much more control than just desaturating which can be done by taking the Saturation Tool/Slider and setting it to zero. With a B&W filter, you can choose the color filter. I know that sounds a bit backward. As most of these photos were dominated by blue colors in the sky and/or water, I choose to set the B&W filter into the bluish part of the spectrum. This brings out the sky and clouds better. There was one exception which I will cover when I get to it. I like to add a good amount of contrast and clarity to my black and white conversions. Brings out a lot of the details you may not notice in a color photograph.

Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. Here I stood in front of the entrance to Cinderella Castle and pointed my camera upwards. The wide angle of the lens and portrait orientation gives a sense the castle is looming over you.

Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/200s, f/8, ISO 100, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length.

Spaceship Earth in Epcot. To emphasize the clouds and sky above Spaceship Earth, I again used a portrait orientation. I took this from the bridge in front of the Italy pavilion.

Spaceship Earth in Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Spaceship Earth in Epcot.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 280, EV 0, 150mm Focal Length.

Twlight Zone Tower of Terror in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Remember the exception I mentioned earlier? This is it. For the Tower of Terror, I moved the B&W filter more into the yellowish spectrum. I think it adds a bit of spookiness to the image.

Twlight Zone Tower of Terror in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Twlight Zone Tower of Terror in Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 100, EV 0, 48mm Focal Length.

Tree of Life in Disney's Animal Kingdom. When photographing an object which is far away, I like to add foreground interest as I did with the elephant sculpture below.

Tree of Life in Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Tree of Life in Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 320, EV +0.3, 28mm Focal Length.

While the world is not in black and white, seeing it in black and white gives your eyes something else to concentrate on and allowing them to discover Disney's wonderful worlds.





December 3, 2017

Where in the World #513

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 #512:
Where in the World #512

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

The Pecos Bill's Adventureland entrance in the Magic Kingdom! As Mike & Susan Hill pointed out, the Imagineers did a nice job of blending Bill’s architecture between the two lands.

Marsha Waidelich were the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Marsha and to all our winners this week! Ken Savage, Duane Tredore, Al & Kerry Ganter, Maureen And Warren Handy, Jennifer Rowell, Joseph M. Zafia, Theresa Maradei, Ken Maikowski, Tammy Warmouth, Emily Hudson, Hunter Armstrong, Wendy T Faler, The Gunnels Gang, Eric Berger, Gloria Martin, Anne Duque, Linda Scrivano, Mary Beth Tarbet, Tricia Petty, Brian Gallant, Sandie Albrecht, Carla Nale, Joann Albrecht, Michael & Jackie Mclucas, Belicia Cullen, Antoinette Leblanc, Scott Cullen, Andreas Beer, The Modeckis, Josh Weiss, Axel Beer, Phyllis, Mike Walter, Luis Rodriguez, The Kertes Family, Jodi Cook, Ruben O'meara, Team Hill, Linda Hoffman, Paul Dickson, Kerri Coggins, The Nufranick Family, Linda College, Deb Ragno, Vera And Izzy Williams, Eric Enli, Kris Nixon, Andy Hickey, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, Smitty, Bonnie Jean, The Rider Family, K Beasley, The Tisdale Family, Bruce Hinterleitner, Pat Schwier, Tommy Montgomery, Janet T Thorn, Grumpy's Groupies, Ronnie Alvarado, Karen Schlumpf, Robert Wescovich, Emily Eldridge, Team Bonnie Sue, Karen Adamakis, Arlene Vicek, Karen Ramirez, The Parker Family, Loring Family, Ed Suscreba, Jim And Lorie Sonnen, Hobbes And Snorky, Lori Rienhardt, Melissa Haeberle, Mark Hardy, Jamie Steiner, Leach Family, Dee Dee Kenney, Scott Tatelman, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Jim Thompson, Carla C, Angela S., Martha And Justin Collins, Claire Gregory, Bob Hendrix, Steve Porter, Kyra, Jim Finley, Peter Kritsch, Karrie Rodriguez, Stefan Owens, John Paul, Brian Richmond, Andrew Carrieri, Chris Kelly, Chris Horne, Theresa Rucando, Beth Mcmeekin, Jessica Gruhlke, Laurie Walker, Ashley Collins, Tom Koval, Jeff Blank, Melinda Sear, Russ Morgan, Linda Ranatza, Sands Family, Tom Mcmanus, Susan Doucette, Stacie Huang, Paul Ignudo, Mike Amor, Michael O'brien, Karen O Brien, Michaela O'brien, Matt Petty, Jeremy Reichelt, Maureen Tavrell, Davida, Matt Holley, Rebecca Keenan, Renee Hardiman, Karen Aguiar, Mike Cerce, The Patterson Family, Scott Sangston, Sandy Ceplecha, Karen Bellamy, Les Whitten, Sue And Ed Adams, Jamie Poynton, Brian Mcwithey, Beth Paczkowski, Dave Freemyer, Carri Marotto, Carol Baranowsky, Matt Earl, Jeff Stetson, Tracy Discher, John Foggo, Jo Ann Bailey, Judy Simonsen, Chloe Mayhew, Sharon Leitgeb, David Ballard, Donald Purney, Jackie Graebel, Nan Amor, Liz Moreau, Barclay Bakkum, Sherry Trapp, Tom Higbee, Shirley Garcowski, Christy Schor, Vicki Britt, Jane Johnson, Angela Johns, George Mundy Jr, Maryann Romagnano, Mickey Eckert, and David Mickley!

Time to declare our monthly winner and what Player is! Karen Aguiar! Con-gratulations! I will contact you shortly about getting your prize from Deb Wills!

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Challenge #513 Where in the world is this?

We're headed outside the parks again!

Where in the World #513

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, December 7th, 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!

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December 5, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: Toy Story Midway Mania

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

The queue for the second track for Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios takes you through Andy's Room's closet before boarding a ride vehicle to play 3-D video games.

Queue for the second track of Toy Story Midway Mania ride in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Queue for the second track of Toy Story Midway Mania ride enters Andy's Room.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/8s, f/3.5, ISO 6400, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length.





December 8, 2017

Christmas Traditions in Epcot's World Showcase

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

In this festive time of year, Epcot's World Showcase countries get into the international spirit of the holidays. As guests walk from pavilion to pavilion they will come across the Epcot Storytellers who share their country's Christmas and holiday traditions in very entertaining ways.

One can find other traditions while shopping, too. In Germany's Die Weihnachts Ecke, or The Christmas Corner, shop, I found two traditions about Christmas tree ornaments which I think you will find interesting.

The first is the Tradition of the Mushroom Ornament.

Mushrooms are considered to be a good luck symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, finding a mushroom is considered to be very lucky and to mean good fortune is at hand. Mushroom ornaments are displayed on Christmas trees in Germany in honor of the people's reverence for nature and in hope of good luck in the New Year.

Mushroom ornaments in Epcot's Germany pavilion, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
German Tradition of the Mushroom Ornaments.
Nikon D750/50mm, 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 6400, EV 0.

Next is the Tradition of the Pickle Ornament which is lucky, too.

According to German tradition, the pickle brings good luck and was the last ornament placed on the tree. On Christmas morning the first child to find the gherkin (pickle) was rewarded with an extra little gift by St. Nicholas. This tradition encouraged children to appreciate all the ornaments on the tree, rather than hurrying to see what St. Nicholas had left for them.

Pickle ornaments in Epcot's Germany pavilion, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
German Tradition of the Pickle Ornaments.
Nikon D750/50mm, 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 5600, EV 0.

For my family, there is one holiday tradition we enjoy each time we visit Walt Disney World in November or December. The Candlelight Processional is a wonderful retelling of the Christmas story with a celebrity narrator backed by an orchestra, Disney volunteer choir (the tree people), Voices of Liberty and high school choirs for each performance.

Candlelight Processional being performed at the America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase at Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Candlelight Processional being performed at the America Gardens Theatre.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/400s, f/4.8, ISO 2500, EV 0, 68mm Focal Length.

Holiday traditions are wonderful to share at Walt Disney World or at home. Those that get started with new families and others which, are passed down from generation to generation, are all very special.

Do you have a Disney holiday tradition? Share in the comments below.





December 10, 2017

Where in the World #514

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 #513:
Where in the World #513

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

The Christmas tree in the Wilderness Lodge!

Joseph M. Zafia were the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Joseph and to all our winners this week! Grumpy's Groupies, Maureen And Warren Handy, Ken Savage, Michael O'brien, Scott Tatelman, Mary Beth Tarbet, Karen O Brien, Michaela O'brien, Al & Kerry Ganter, Eric Berger, Gloria Martin, John Paul C., Bruce Hinterleitner, The Parker Family, The Kertes Family, Emily Hudson, Jan Rosato, Cathy Fleming, Theresa Rucando, Andy Hickey, Janet Spiess, Kyle Redner, Jason Steinmetz, Scott Greenbaum, Arlene Vicek, Adolph And Kimberly Timm And Titus, Tom Koval, Sharynne Smith, John Bickers, Leach Family, Pat Schwier, Brian Richmond, Josh Weiss, Anjanette Tournillon, Deb Ragno, Jennifer Snook, Kenny, Linda College, Steve Porter, Claire Gregory, Team Hill, Kevin Miller, Phyllis, Sands Family, The Gunnels Gang, Lori Rienhardt, Ben M, Sandie Albrecht@wi.net, Robert Wescovich, Ronald Delorey, Christi Ison, Kris Nixon, Joann Albrecht, Tricia Petty, Herb Miller, Tom And Kim Mcmanus, Tom Mcmanus, Mary Tougas, Lyn Sommers, Michael N Jackie Mclucas, The Nufranick Family, Susan Higginbotham, Steve Knapp, Ken Maikowski, Chris Kelly, Carla Nale, Beth Mcmeekin, Vickie Barca, Hunter Armstrong, Dee Dee Kenney, Karen Schlumpf, Diane Curfman, Brian Mcwithey, Hobbes And Snorky, Patricia Morin, Jim Thompson, Nan Amor, The Tisdale Family, Chuck Everson, Ed Suscreba, Vera And Izzy Williams, K Beasley, Luis Rodriguez, Jennifer Rowell, Bonnie Jean, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Smitty, Becky Sinclair, Carol Baranowsky, Jeremy A Hardy, Stefan Owens, The Rider Family, Kyra, Martha And Justin Collins, John Stella, Laurie Walker, Mike Walter, Team Bonnie Sue, Andrew Carrieri, Hillary Waldroop, Nick Cristea, Watson Family, Judy Simonsen, Stacie Huang, Eric Enli, Ruben O'meara, Paul Dickson, Anne Duque, Wendy T Faler, Wayne Chadourne, Mickey Eckert, Jim Finley, Melissa Haeberle, Maryann Romagnano, Linda Hoffman, Renee Hardiman, Jeff Blank, Tom Buck, Mary Pauley, Linda Ranatza, Ashley Collins, Jodi Cook, Cheryl Costello, Blake Schmidt, Brian F Gallant, Dallas Hamilton, Theresa Maradei, Christopher P Thomas, Paul Ignudo, Loring Family, Cameron Lange, Matthew Frey, Matt Holley, Karen Bellamy, Janet T Thorn, Melissa Littman, The Patterson Family, Monica Murphy, Jeremy Reichelt, Scott Sangston, Mike Gillardi, Pam Lorenz, Kathryn Hughes, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Michael O'brien, Michaela O'brien, Carri Marotto, Mark Hardy, Sue And Ed Adams, Jamie Poynton, Sandy Ceplecha, Vicki Britt, Linda Grau, Matt Wildey, Todd Johns, Mis Jamie Marie, Jennifer Hess, Nadine B Miltier, Pensacola Glenn, Jay Tillis, Russ Morgan, Rebecca Keenan, Barclay Bakkum, Ed Kelly, David Ballard, Sheila Bagg, Sharon Leitgeb, Liz Moreau, Jackie Graebel, Donald Purney, David Mickley, Kyran And Chiara Smith, Ginny Fazio, Shirley Garcowski, Thomas Higbee Sr, Sheila And Kelly Barnes, Sherri Pell, Stacy Guarracino, Carla C, Robert P. Flaherty, Jane Johnson, Jeff Stetson, Bob Henriksen, Julie Kiste, Tj, and Sherry Trapp!

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Challenge #514 Where in the world is this?

Going back inside the parks!

Where in the World #514

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, December 14th, 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!

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December 12, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: Star Tours

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

The anticipation as you watch the pre-boarding video at Star Tours in Disney's Hollywood Studios in waiting for the doors to open gets your adrenaline pumping. You wonder which sequences will be shown and who will be the Rebel spy the Empire will be looking for. Maybe it will be you!

Doors open to a StarSpeeder 1000 for a ride on Star Tours in Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Doors open to a StarSpeeder 1000 for a ride on Star Tours.
Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm Fisheye, 1/15s, f/2.8, ISO 6400, EV 0.





December 15, 2017

Walt Disney World Resort Christmas Trees

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

There is so much going on during the Holiday Season at Walt Disney World. Each park is decorated for the season and special events, shows and entertainment abound. It can get a bit crazy trying to take it all in. I often suggest to friends who seem a bit overwhelemed by it all, to get out of the parks and visit the resorts. They, too, are decorated and offer a relaxing way to enjoy the holiday ambiance in a quieter setting.

For instance, take a trip on the monorail around the Seven Seas Lagoon and stop at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. The lobby has one of the biggest Christmas trees on property. Often there is a band or piano player sharing favorite holiday tunes. The wonderful smell you will encounter is from the oversized gingerbread house.

Christmas tree inside the lobby of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Christmas tree inside the lobby of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 6400, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length.

Resuming your monorail trip, you stay on past the Magic Kingdom and get off at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Here you will find many beautiful decorations around the concourse. Outside is were you will find the futurist, nearly perfect and extremely large Christmas tree. The ornaments are about a foot in diameter to give you an idea of the scale. Notice how I slowed down the shutter speed for this capture to build up the color of the sky and lights on the tree.

Christmas tree outside Disney's Contemporary Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Christmas tree outside Disney's Contemporary Resort.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/25s, f/8, ISO 6400, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length.

If you are staying or visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Christmas tree in the lobby is another beautiful and large one with unique ornaments themed to the resort. Like at the Grand Floridian and Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort, Disney PhotoPass Photographers are usually stationed nearby and can create individual and family holiday portraits. I slowed my shutter way down for this photo and got lucky when the photographer's flash went off during the exposure.

Photopass photographer photographing guests in front of the Christmas tree at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Photopass photographer photographing guests with the Christmas tree at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/2s, f/5.6, ISO 400, EV -0.6, 16mm Focal Length.

If the parks get real busy or you are in need of a break, take a monorail, boat or bus to a Walt Disney World resort hotel and enjoy the spirit of the season in a more relaxing setting.





December 17, 2017

Where in the World #515

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 #514:
Where in the World #514

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Scott Thomas

The Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir scene in The American Adventure in Epcot.

Ken Savage were the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Ken and to all our winners this week! Ken Maikowski, The Alerted Family, Kenny, Eric Berger, Mary Beth Tarbet, The Nufranick Family, Adolph And Kimberly Timm And Titus, Emily Hudson, Jennifer Hess, Bruce Jones, Gloria Martin, Lori Rienhardt, Joann Albrecht, Sharon Powell, Bruce Hinterleitner, Joseph M. Zafia, Tricia Petty, Sue And Ed Adams, Janet T Thorn, Julia And Carol Wickware, Team Hill, The Gunnels Gang, Kris Nixon, Maureen And Warren Handy, Josh Weiss, Ronnie Alvarado, Wayne Chadourne, Martha And Justin Collins, Ruben O'meara, Michael O'brien, Karen O Brien, Michaela O'brien, Susan Higginbotham, Vera And Izzy Williams, Grumpy's Groupies, Jodi Cook, Julierider@q.com, Nan Amor, Luis Rodriguez, Shirley Sudhoff, Paul Dickson, Pam Lorenz, Ed Suscreba, Linda, Krista Serpi, Steve Knapp, Jim Thompson, Jeremy Hardy, Brian Mcwithey, Claire Gregory, Jim Finley, Deb Ragno, Smitty, Hobbes And Snorky, Jason Steinmetz, Kyra, Nick Cristea, Robert Weir, Maryann Romagnano, Janet Chocky, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Mike Amor, Arlene Vicek, Phyllis, Vicki Britt, Andrew Carrieri, Al & Kerry Ganter, Robert Wescovich, Mark Reeves, Tim Tjarks, Melissa Haeberle, Elaine Tomko-deluca, Melissa Littman, David Mickley, Theresa Maradei, Jeff Blank, Bob Patterson, Dallas Hamilton, Tim Johansen, Herb Miller, Mark Hardy, Karrie Rodriguez, Paul Ignudo, Matt Holley, Matthew Frey, Carrie Kenney, Leigh Mertz, Jeremy Reichelt, Chris Bauman, Antoinette Leblanc, Scott Sangston, Tracy Discher, Dee Dee Kenney, Robert P. Flaherty, John Stella, Jamie Poynton, Rachel Melendez, Mike Schultz, Hillary Waldroop, Barclay Bakkum, Donald Purney, Kerri Coggins, Sherry Trapp, Shirley Garcowski, Davida, Tom Higbee Sr, Wdwfanbob, Carri Marotto, Matt Earl, Mike Cerce, Ruth Cookson, Chuck Everson, Stacie Huang, Elaine Prosecky, Bob Henriksen, Mickey Eckert, Andy Hickey, Jane Johnson, Carla C, Jo Ann Bailey, Linda Hoffman, Terry Harris, Ay Tillis, Gallagher Family, and Brian Richmond!

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Challenge #515 Where in the world is this?

We’re not going far! This has had topiaries too, like of someone named Mary. Amazing woman, practically perfect in every way.

Where in the World #515

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, December 21st, 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!

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December 19, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: Holidays

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

What's a holiday in England/United Kingdom at Epcot's World Showcase without a spot of tea poured from a festive tea pot? This decoration always brings a smile to my face as my Mother had a holiday tea set just like it. Though it was never used, it was part of each year's Christmas in my family.

Holiday teapot at the United Kingdom pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Holiday teapot at the United Kingdom pavilion in Epcot.
Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/320s, f/4.8, ISO 100, EV 0, 62mm Focal Length.





December 22, 2017

Christmas Wish 2017

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Christmas tree at Disney Springs, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Christmas tree at Disney Springs.
Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/50s, f/4, ISO 6400, EV 0, 17mm Focal Length.
Wishing all your dreams come true
...in each and every way!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All of You!






December 24, 2017

Where in the World #516

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!

Some of us are celebrating Christmas this week! Have a happy, merry one!
Smiley from Millan.Net

Now for Challenge #515:
Where in the World #515

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Scott Thomas

I made a mistake with this challenge and confused the UK and France pavilions, so I am taking both answers. I am sorry!

Ken Savage were the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Ken and to all our winners this week! Janet T Thorn, Megan Krainski, Marsha Waidelich, Grumpy's Groupies, Joann Albrecht, Ken Savage, Claire Gregory, Jim Finley, Gloria Martin, Michael O'brien, Karen O' Brien, The Kertes Family, Eric Berger, Jpc, Linda Hoffman, The Gunnels Gang, Mary Beth Tarbet, Lori Rienhardt, Bev Carson, Renee Hardiman, Kris Nixon, Tricia Petty, Jason Steinmetz, Ed Suscreba, Antoinette Leblanc, Sandie Albrecht, Bruce Hinterleitner, Sands Family, Bob & Kathy Mckim, Herb Miller, Andy Hickey, Beth Mcmeekin, Team Hill, Martha & Justin Collins, Phyllis, Joseph M. Zafia, Tammy Warmouth, The Nufranick Family, Bonnie Jean, Carol Baranowsky, Ken Maikowski, Josh Weiss, Deb Gallo, Susan Higginbotham, Ronnie Alvarado, Jodi Cook, Al & Kerry Ganter, Andrea Flanders, K Beasley, Luis Rodriguez, Dee Dee Kenney, Adolph And Kimberly Timm And Titus, Emily Hudson, Maureen And Warren Handy, Paul Dickson, Margaret Convery, Stefan Owens, Stefan Owens, Bob Patterson, Robert Wescovich, Pam Lorenz, Smitty, Steve Knapp, The Tisdale Family, Jeremy Hardy, Loring Family, Ruth Woodhouse, The Rider Family, Bob Henriksen, Hobbes And Snorky, Diane Curfman, Hillary Waldroop, Jim Thompson, Judy Simonsen, Maryann Romagnano, Linda, The Parker Family, Carla Nale, Lara Crook, Jessica Gruhlke, Warren Handy, Andrew Carrieri, Melissa Haeberle, Kyra, Cheryl Costello, Doug Olson Family, Shelby Watson, Ashley Collins, Jessica Polizzotto, Jeff Blank, Theresa Maradei, Eric Enli, Melissa Littman, Linda Ranatza, Todd Johns, Tj, Ruben O'meara, Wayne Chadourne, Susan Doucette, Cameron Lange, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Paul Ignudo, Matthew Frey, Matt Holley, Karrie Rodriguez, Patricia Morin, Brian Richmond, Carri Marotto, Scott Greenbaum, The Patterson Family, Elaine Prosecky, Jeff Stetson, Jamie Poynton, Mark Hardy, Sue And Ed Adams, Mis Jamie Marie, Terry Harris, Sharon Powell, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Tim Tjarks, Tracy Discher, Dallas Hamilton, Arlene Vicek, Mickey Eckert, Emma Ramsey, Jodie S., Stacie Huang, Brian Gallant, Carla C, Chris Kelly, Jeremy Reichelt, Matt Earl, Mike Cerce, Michaela O'brien, Collette Beuther, Terry Harris, Joel Kiefer, Liz Moreau, Sheila Bagg, Donald Purney, Jackie Graebel, Barclay Bakkum, Robert P. Flaherty, Jo Ann Bailey, David Ballard, Sherry Trapp, Sherri Pell, Thomas Richard Higbee, Sandy Ceplecha, Inman Family, Shirley Garcowski, Glenn Meyer, Scott Sangston, Jane Johnson, Annie Middelberg, Karen Bellamy, George Mundy Jr, and the Gallagher Family!

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Challenge #516 Where in the world is this?

I’ve loved this friendly fellow since I was a kid and then I had a dog who looked a lot like him, so that made him more special. I love seeing him every great big beautiful tomorrow.

Where in the World #516

Do you know? Do you have a guess? Please send in your answer, before the end of the day on Thursday, December 28th, 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!

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December 26, 2017

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas 2017

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Last year I captured Santa sending his love to all of us during Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom. It was a magical moment for me and for those around me.

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Santa sending his love during the Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.
Nikon D750/50mm, 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 6400, EV 0.





December 29, 2017

Happy Gnu Year from the Jingle Cruise in the Magic Kingdom

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Banner at the end of the Jingle Cruise in the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Banner at the end of the Jingle Cruise in the Magic Kingdom.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 1000, EV 0, 46mm Focal Length.

Scott is still on his Christmas break. He did want to share this greeting from his friends on the Jingle Cruise at the Magic Kingdom. Get it?

Scott will be back next week to begin another year of sharing Disney photography, tips, tricks, gear and fun!





December 31, 2017

Where in the World #517

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 all know what’s happening this week:
Smiley from Millan.Net

Thank you to everyone for the Merry Christmas wishes!
Smiley from Millan.Net

Now for Challenge #516:
Where in the World #516

And here's the answer:
Where in the World Photo Fun
Copyright © Scott Thomas

It’s Rover from the Carousel of Progress! I had a dog Morgan who looked so much like him! Does anyone else remember when his name changed in each section?

Chloe Mayhew put the song in my head and it’s a great way to go into a New Year:
There's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day
There's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow
And tomorrow's just a dream away!
Man has a dream and that's the start
He follows his dream with mind and heart
And when it becomes a reality
It's a dream come true for you and me@
So there's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day
There's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow
Just a dream away!

Tammy Warmouth were the first to send in the correct answer! Congratulations to Tammy and to all our winners this week! The Kertes Family, Ed Suscreba, Mary Beth Tarbet, Adolph And Kimberly Timm, The Parker Family, Gloria Martin, Jennifer Rowell, Jennifer Hess, Ken Maikowski, Michael O'brien, Karen O' Brien, Michaela O'brien, Sandie Albrecht, Grumpy's Groupies, Joseph M. Zafia, Janet T Thorn, Bob Patterson, Josh Weiss, Steve Porter, Emily Eldridge, Jim Finley, Al & Kerry Ganter, Jim Thompson, Brian Gallant, Melissa Haeberle, Leach Family, Anne Duque, Robert Wescovich, Beth Mcmeekin, Tim Tjarks, Deb Gallo, Patricia Morin, Linda Scrivano, The Nufranick Family, Deb Ragno, Ronnie Alvarado, Emily Hudson, Team Hill, Sue And Ed Adams, Linda College, Steve Knapp, Carol Baranowsky, Jeremy Hardy, Wendy T Faler, Ruth Woodhouse, Team Bonnie Sue, Bonnie Jean, Martha & Justin Collins, Lori Rienhardt, Jessica Gruhlke, Andrew Carrieri, Les Whitten, Kenny, Smitty, Joann Albrecht, Kyra, Phyllis, Chris, Gretchen, And Katie Barnes, Jason Steinmetz, Eric Berger, Jim & Lorie Sonnen, Theresa Maradei, Stefan Owens, Susan Higginbotham, Russ Morgan, Ruben O'meara, Claire Gregory, Kris Nixon, Stacie Huang, Dee Dee Kenney, Jeff Blank, Linda Ranatza, Diane Curfman, Karen Ramirez, Ken Savage, Jodi Cook, Blake Schmidt, Brian Mcwithey, Luis Rodriguez, Dean And Anne, Nan Amor, Cary Burke, Becky H, Melissa Littman, Vera And Izzy Williams, K Beasley, Judy Simonsen, Vicki Britt, Scott Greenbaum, Linda Hoffman, Julia And Carol Wickware, Carol Ferrell, Ashley Collins, Maryann Romagnano, Cheryl Costello, Doug Olson Family, Herb Miller, Sands Family, Hillary Waldroop, Wayne Chadourne, Jeremy Reichelt, Dallas Hamilton, Monica, Mark Hardy, Inman Family, Terry Harris, Sandy Ceplecha, Loring Family, Hunter Armstrong, The Patterson Family, Mickey Eckert, Jodie S., Tracy Discher, Shelby Watson, Sharon Leitgeb, Donald Purney, Erin Hammer, Jessica Pilizzotto, Jo Ann Bailey, Anjanette Tournillon, Robert P. Flaherty, Emma Ramsey, Theresa Rucando, Maryann Daly, Mary Salcetti, Bruce Hinterleitner, Barclay Bakkum, Leigh Mertz, Thomas Higbee Sr, Christy Schor, Antoinette Leblanc, Scott Sangston, Carla C, Jeff Stetson, Jamie Poynton, Marilyn A Lewis, The Gunnels Gang, Karen Schlumpf, Mis Jamie Marie, Jane Johnson, The Modeckis, Eric Enli, Jane Edgecomb, Michelle Palazzo, Carri Marotto, Shirley Garcowski, Christi Ison, George Mundy Jr, Bob Henriksen, Kathy Castleberry, Chloe Mayhew, Todd Johns, Gallagher Family, Laurie Walker, Andy Hickey, and Margaret Convery!

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Challenge #517 Where in the world is this?

This is a good Celebration to usher in the New Year!

Where in the World #517

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

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