Mouse and Man – Hand in Hand

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Much of the attention goes to the Partners Statue featuring Walt and Mickey in the Magic Kingdom, but the Roy Disney and Minnie Mouse park bench is worth the time to find. Find? Well, the bench moves around throughout the year. Most of the time the bench is located by the flagpole just inside the park entrance, but on this day it was over by the Fire Department to make room for Limited Time Magic’s Long Lost Characters Week.

 

Technical Details

This shot was taken with the NIKON D40 and the 35.0 mm f/1.8 lens.

  • Focal Length 35 mm | Aperture f/2.5 | Shutter Speed 1/800 | ISO ISO 200

Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones and the Golden Mickey

Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones and the Golden Mickey

Mickey Mouse is all smiles after escaping an ancient, abandoned South American temple with the Golden Mickey Idol!

Technical Details

This shot was taken with the NIKON D40 and the 35.0 mm f/1.8 lens.

  • Focal Length 35 mm | Aperture f/1.8 | Shutter Speed 1/10 | ISO 200

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

Spaceship Tron: Enter and Welcome to the Grid

Spaceship Tron #0/1: Enter The Grid

I was walking around Epcot’s Spaceship Earth and my attention was drawn to the stainless steel panels at the base near the queue entrance. I walked over and held my camera above my head with the lens resting in the seem created by the two panels and fired away. The original shot was OK, but the lines gave me an idea for a modified version. I started first firing up the Tron Legacy soundtrack in iTunes and went for it. This first version, Enter the Grid, reminds me of some of the merchandise that was sold in the parks to promote to movie.

Spaceship Tron #0/1: Enter The Grid
Spaceship Tron #0/1: Enter The Grid

Then few minutes later it hit me…. What would it look like inside the grid?……..

Spaceship Tron #1/1: Welcome to The Grid
Spaceship Tron #1/1: Welcome to The Grid

 

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Translation….

Tron inspired views of Spaceship Earth at Disney’s Epcot.

Walt Disney World
Epcot
Spaceship Earth

 

 

 

19th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – The Hand of a Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The Hand of A Sorcerer's Apprentice
The Hand of A Sorcerer's Apprentice
The Hand of A Sorcerer’s Apprentice

I look forward to Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival each year. The park explodes with color and character based topiaries. You can find these topiaries scattered around the World year round, but the best time to view them all in one place is at the annual festival.

 

When I heard this years entrance theme was Fantasia I was thrilled. I love Fantasia, including the 2000 update. In fact, the Fantasia
and Fantasia 2000 soundtracks were the first two CDs I loaded onto my first iPod! To top it off Sorcerer Mickey is my favorite Disney Character!

 

19th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Walt Disney World