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Old 09-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #346
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Great pictures Rob - thanks for posting. I hope the weather clears up for the party tonight. Here in CT we are on a tornado watch until 11 pm
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #347
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Beautiful pics! It is a perfect way to end my evening and go to bed.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:37 AM   #348
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We are going to WDW 11/27-12/1. I am currently booked at POFQ, but am thinking of moving to the Poly. We've only ever stayed at WL and POP, but with the discounted rates I thought it would be a great opportunity to try the Poly.

I'm not sure what room to book. These are the rates I see that we would consider:

Standard view: $1,402
Garden view CL: $1,874
Theme Park view (not CL): $1,890

Is the Garden CL or Theme Park view worth the extra $$? If so, which would you choose? TIA!
Eek, I'm a couple of days behind, but I would say TPV for sure! In fact, DH told me over the weekend that he would be willing to spend $1000 a day, not go to any park, and just relax on the balcony looking across the lagoon, all day long.

Thankfully, our nightly rate is coming in much less than $1K a day!
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:46 AM   #349
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BEAUTIFUL shots! may i ask what settings?!?!
Thank you!

The daytime shots are mostly set on auto with the ISO locked at 80. For nighttime shots, I keep the ISO at 80, f2.0 and varied shutter speeds to get the exposure that I need. I have very little technical knowledge. Mostly, I keep low ISO, use auto aperture, and manual shutter speed to get the exposure that I want. The EWP and Wishes shots were shot with the aperture set to f2.0 and about a 1 second shutter speed.

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Love the pictures!! I haven't been on the post in a while so now seeing these pictures really make me anxious for our trip in November!!! Can't wait!
Have a great time! Hope the weather improves
Thank you, we're having a blast! You will too in November!!

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G-r-e-a-t pictures!! We'll be back at the Poly in 5 weeks and we cannot wait!

Have fun at the Halloween party tonight - hope the rain stays away.

Happy Anniversary!!

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Thank You!!! We had a (mostly) great time. I'll explain the "mostly" part later, hehe.

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Gorgeous pics!!! What camera are you using??
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I use a Canon Powershot S90.
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Great pictures Rob - thanks for posting. I hope the weather clears up for the party tonight. Here in CT we are on a tornado watch until 11 pm
Thank you! I really hope that tornado watch blew through without incident!

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Thank you!
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Today was a pretty awful day as far as photography goes. But I did get this one that I love. It was taken on the boat to the Magic Kingdom from Artist Point.

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Today was a pretty awful day as far as photography goes. But I did get this one that I love. It was taken on the boat to the Magic Kingdom from Artist Point.

Just a gorgeous photo! Hope you and thenewmrsb are having a fabulous time! I wish I was there to bump into you at the pool this year Or after Ohana!

Sorry folks but its been hard to visit the disboards -I'm in total Disney withdraw - you know the feeling. And I have no planned trips and most likely we won't go next year due to other vacations. I pop in and every so often I tell DH I'm going to book a quick trip with just me and DD but I can't bring myself to do it since we are saving for a big trip next year. DH will give in to me (and he has) but I know it isn't fair to do it. Sucks when I have an AP burning a hole in my pocket!!!
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Thank you!

The daytime shots are mostly set on auto with the ISO locked at 80. For nighttime shots, I keep the ISO at 80, f2.0 and varied shutter speeds to get the exposure that I need. I have very little technical knowledge. Mostly, I keep low ISO, use auto aperture, and manual shutter speed to get the exposure that I want. The EWP and Wishes shots were shot with the aperture set to f2.0 and about a 1 second shutter speed.


I use a Canon Powershot S90.
absolutely Breathtaking!!!
where is artist point so i know where to go!!! nighttime at 80?!?? I better go now and practice!!
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GuitarRob ~ What wonderful photos! I think we are in for a treat, when we have our first Poly stay in April!!!
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guitarob......Hope you're having a great trip. Love the beautiful photos.....thanks for posting them . The Poly is our favorite resort.....we love everything about it and can't wait to try CL next summer .
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today was a pretty awful day as far as photography goes. But i did get this one that i love. It was taken on the boat to the magic kingdom from artist point.

wow!!
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:26 AM   #357
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Poly CL Question:

Do they have real coffee? I can't stand that Nescafe junk you seem to find elsewhere in WDW.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:51 AM   #358
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Do they have real coffee? I can't stand that Nescafe junk you seem to find elsewhere in WDW.
No they don't. You can find good coffee at Kona Island Cafe Coffee Bar.
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No they don't. You can find good coffee at Kona Island Cafe Coffee Bar.
Well, I guess a stop by Kona on the way to the monorail will be in order. Thanks!
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I have SUCH butterflies! We have a 6 a.m. flight tomorrow-and my girls still don't know!

Keep the tips coming! We are staying CL TPV. I still feel so out of the "poly loop" b/c we had originally planned for the GF CL.
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