Expedition Everest Totem

Expedition Everest Totem

Wow, I’ve been away from the blog for some time now. I am working on a new project and have not had much time to devote to photography.

By the way, anyone have a D300 that you are no longer using? I missed an awesome deal on eBay last week and I’m still kicking myself.

 

Technical Details

This shot was taken with the NIKON D40 and the 8.0-16.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.

  • Focal Length 8 mm
  • Aperture f/6.3
  • Shutter Speed 1/500
  • ISO 200

Stacked Reflection II – Disney Cruise Line

Stacked Reflection II - Disney Cruise Line
I was looking through some cruise pictures and this one caught my attention. I processed this at the same time as the previous Stacked Reflection shot, but I was not really happy with it. After having a fun time with the Dream shots, I’ve Got A Dream and I’ve Got Another Dream , at Castaway Cay that had some cool lens flare and sun burst I am liking this one again.

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Deck 12, Disney Dream

I’ve Got Another Dream | Disney Dream HDR at Castaway Cay

I've Got Another Dream

Ok, I know I posted almost the same shot yesterday and said it was my favorite shot of the 4 different compositions. Well, I’ve changed my mind.  This is now my favorite.   This set of shots makes me thankful that I shot a full range of exposures which helped capture the details of the ship and the star burst and light rays from the sun.

The 10 exposures I used for this HDR image ranged from 1/13 sec to 1/4000 sec at f/22 ISO 200.

Reissued Public Service Announcement: MAKE SURE YOU GET ANY DUST OFF YOUR LENS BEFORE SHOOTING

Disney Dream
Castaway Cay, Bahamas
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I’ve Got A Dream | Disney Dream HDR at Castaway Cay

I've Got A Dream
 

I have dreams, like you — no, really!
Just much less touchy-feely
They mainly happen somewhere
warm and sunny
On an island that I own
Tanned and rested and alone
Surrounded by enormous piles of money

 

I can only guess Eugene Fitzherbert, or you may know him better as Flynn Rider, was thinking of Castaway Cay during his part of the song. Anyway, I’ve taken this shot of the Magic and Wonder and as the title would suggest, I’ve finally Got the Dream! I cannot wait to complete the set with the Fantasy this summer.

In total I shot 4 different angles and this one was an instant favorite as I looking at the LCD while waiting in line to re-board the ship. I noticed the sunburst that was created while looking at 1/4000 exposure then as I continued the rays of light started to appear around 1/400 sec.
 
Exposures ranged from 0.8sec to 1/4000 sec at f/22.
 
Public Service Announcement: MAKE SURE YOU GET ANY DUST OFF YOUR LENS BEFORE SHOOTING
 
Disney Dream
Castaway Cay, Bahamas
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Sun Kissed Dream | Disney’s Castaway Cay

Sun Kissed Dream

I’ve never been one to put the camera away during the middle of the day as it is not always practical to get up extremely early or stalk sunset. I figure, why waste a perfectly good opportunity to be creative and shoot for an HDR image.
 
While on a Disney Cruise the early mornings are simple, the sunsets for me are not. We always choose main dinning which usually runs through the sunset. Then, there is the fact that the ship leaves Castaway Cay at 4:30 PM or earlier if there is a weather system approaching. Even when there is a late departure in another port it would not come close to the beauty of Castaway Cay.
 
I’d love the opportunity to spend a few nights on Castaway Cay even with the man-eating bugs.
 
Disney Dream
Castaway Cay, Bahamas
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