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Old 04-25-2009, 11:11 PM   #106
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Those designs are absolutely awesome!! I wish I was half creative enough for something like that, lol. Would totally go all out for my birthday trip in September.

OK, my goal tomorrow is to catch up on all you have because somehow, I keep missing this thread!
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:12 PM   #107
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Okay, I am all caught up

I can not wait to see all your pics

I am hoping to get to Disneyland in about 3 years.

I want to go during a regular season with no decorations, as I am sure our trip there will be a one time thing as so expensive coming from here.

So, I want to see it is all au naturale
Yay for being caught up - with all these threads it is hard to keep up and still get anything done in a day I'll be happy to oblidge on those pics :D

I can understand wanting to see it 'au naturale' to get that classic feeling of the place. Just drink in the pure Disney magic.

3 years is the rough timeframe for us to make it back to WDW, also because of the expense. I think we'll try for early December for that trip to get the holiday feel. We've done two early January trips (one to WDW and one to DLR) so we were there as they were taking down everything.


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Those designs are absolutely awesome!! I wish I was half creative enough for something like that, lol. Would totally go all out for my birthday trip in September.

OK, my goal tomorrow is to catch up on all you have because somehow, I keep missing this thread!
I have to be honest, it isn't really that much in the way of creativity. I just search the internet for an image that is decent quality and then clean it up/tweak it a bit in photoshop and add the text to it. Like Carla, if you come across an image that you think fits the spirit of your trip, I'm happy to make something up for you

Thank you for stopping by!
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:02 PM   #108
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The default lens (should be an 18-55mm zoom) is a great lens. It will do you fine for just about everything to start with. The only place it may fall short is capturing some of the night stuff, and even that can be compensated by using manual settings on your camera. You can find tutorials for just about anything.

Thanks about the decal stuff, and yes - get me something to work with and I'll make something happen with it
Awesome that's good to know. Any other web sites you could direct me to that might help me out? Maybe you could PM me so I have the information for later? It'd be much appreciated.

To respond to your post on FB, I found a "no interest financing for 6 months" deal through Amazon so rather than wait until I had the money, I went ahead and took advantage of that deal. I did 2 day shipping so since today is Sunday I'll have it by Wednesday (it won't ship until tomorrow). I know when I'll have the money to pay it off so it's really not a big deal for me to do it that way and just gets me the camera that much sooner which means I'll be able to use it in May for my Anniversary weekend and in July for my quilt retreat instead of missing out on those opportunities to use it. I'm SO excited and can't wait to get my new toy. I would have answered you on FB but I didn't feel like hearing what the guy that posted before you would have said. He works with my husband and is a jerk. They're all just so childish. Anyways, there you have it. When I get it I'll let you know what I think and I'm sure I'll have even more questions by then after looking at all the functions it has
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:05 PM   #109
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I ordered a remote control for the camera, an 8 GB memory card (currently have a 4 GB in my Point and Shoot) and also a Tri Pod. Everything was on sale so I just couldn't pass it all up.

Anyways, sorry I keep taking over your thread with camera talk. Thanks again for all your help
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:17 PM   #110
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Awesome that's good to know. Any other web sites you could direct me to that might help me out? Maybe you could PM me so I have the information for later? It'd be much appreciated.

To respond to your post on FB, I found a "no interest financing for 6 months" deal through Amazon so rather than wait until I had the money, I went ahead and took advantage of that deal. I did 2 day shipping so since today is Sunday I'll have it by Wednesday (it won't ship until tomorrow). I know when I'll have the money to pay it off so it's really not a big deal for me to do it that way and just gets me the camera that much sooner which means I'll be able to use it in May for my Anniversary weekend and in July for my quilt retreat instead of missing out on those opportunities to use it. I'm SO excited and can't wait to get my new toy. I would have answered you on FB but I didn't feel like hearing what the guy that posted before you would have said. He works with my husband and is a jerk. They're all just so childish. Anyways, there you have it. When I get it I'll let you know what I think and I'm sure I'll have even more questions by then after looking at all the functions it has
No prob, I'll PM a couple of good ones to you. That's great that you were able to get it ordered and not stress about the $$$ end of it right away. And to be able to use it on a trip so soon is fantastic.

Ahhhh, Mr Cherry suffers from verbal vomit does he? Bummer. Some people just have problems evolving past that 7th grade mentality And ask away if you have questions - it is amazing how much I continue to learn about photography just from talking to others about it.

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I ordered a remote control for the camera, an 8 GB memory card (currently have a 4 GB in my Point and Shoot) and also a Tri Pod. Everything was on sale so I just couldn't pass it all up.

Anyways, sorry I keep taking over your thread with camera talk. Thanks again for all your help
The remote ad tripod are key for capturing the fireworks shots - good call. My Rebel has a 4GB card and it will hold 1,016 largeformat JPGs, so you'll have double that! Sounds like you're starting out with a good package.

The only other thing I could suggest would be a monopod. You can pick one up for about $30 and for long days of picture taking it is a good compromise between the bulk of a tripod and not having anything to steady your shots.
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:29 PM   #111
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No prob, I'll PM a couple of good ones to you. That's great that you were able to get it ordered and not stress about the $$$ end of it right away. And to be able to use it on a trip so soon is fantastic.

Ahhhh, Mr Cherry suffers from verbal vomit does he? Bummer. Some people just have problems evolving past that 7th grade mentality And ask away if you have questions - it is amazing how much I continue to learn about photography just from talking to others about it.



The remote ad tripod are key for capturing the fireworks shots - good call. My Rebel has a 4GB card and it will hold 1,016 largeformat JPGs, so you'll have double that! Sounds like you're starting out with a good package.

The only other thing I could suggest would be a monopod. You can pick one up for about $30 and for long days of picture taking it is a good compromise between the bulk of a tripod and not having anything to steady your shots.
I got your PM. Thanks! I'm sure it is easier to learn things about photography just from talking to folks. So far I've learned more from you than web sites really. Sometimes those web sites are just more confusing than anything. I'll give those links you sent to me a looksee. Thanks!

Yes, he does. And you are right about the 7th grade mentality! Thanks for being so willing to answer my questions. I'm considering hoping on the photography board on here. Have you visited them and are they any good?

Thanks I'm rather pleased with what I'm getting. I'm sure I'll want a new lens to play with rather fast

Oh yes good idea about the monopod. I thought about getting one but didn't know how much I'd use it really. I'll have to see if I can find one at a good price and pick it up. I'll try and get familiar with the camera first though. I just love new toys. I'm such a geek.
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Old 04-26-2009, 04:34 PM   #112
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I have to be honest, it isn't really that much in the way of creativity. I just search the internet for an image that is decent quality and then clean it up/tweak it a bit in photoshop and add the text to it. Like Carla, if you come across an image that you think fits the spirit of your trip, I'm happy to make something up for you

Thank you for stopping by!
Me and Photoshop aren't getting along too well these days, lol. I'm supposed to be working on this collage for my photography class and I'm just stumped. Couldn't imagine trying to do more with it, lol. Learning, learning, learning. And I'll keep that in mind, thanks!
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:03 PM   #113
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Me and Photoshop aren't getting along too well these days, lol. I'm supposed to be working on this collage for my photography class and I'm just stumped. Couldn't imagine trying to do more with it, lol. Learning, learning, learning. And I'll keep that in mind, thanks!
I ended up taking a full 12-week college course to get a real handle on PS - there is just so much to it. Let me know if you want any hints on getting the collage together, I had to do several for my class. Good luck and try to have fun with it!
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What do you know about Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party?

Okay, I'm 4 1/2 months out and the time isn't going near quick enough

Has anyone attended the Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party at DLR? I have some info to share if others are curious, but I'd like to hear some first hand experiences attending it.

Here's the boilerplate info from the Disney site:

The Disneyland® Resort's popular Halloween party — Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party — is back for 2009 and Annual Passholders can take advantage of a special opportunity to purchase advance tickets and save on select nights!

This "spirited" event at Disney's California Adventure® Park includes:

* Amazing attractions to get you spinning, looping and free-falling!
* Lively music to boogie your bones!
* Special treat stations where you can scare up some goodies!
* Creepy crafts and activities for some frightful fun!
* A nightly Character cavalcade.
* Plus, lots more spook-tacular entertainment for little boys and ghouls!
* Complimentary parking for one vehicle at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure — larger vehicles may require an additional fee.

Advanced Purchase Ticket Prices
$26 Special Passholder Discount for These Dates: October 2, 8, 15, 21, 22, 28
$32 Regular Admission Price for These Dates: October 9, 16, 23, 29

Day-of-Event Ticket Prices
$39 If Purchased and Used on These Dates: October 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29
$42 If Purchased and Used on These Dates: October 30 and 31

All Dates
Ages Two and Under: No Charge!

Times
Wednesday and Thursday: 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Halloween Night: 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Advance Tickets are available for Annual Passholders beginning May 15, 2009. Please check back then to purchase yours!

Costume Information
All event attendees — including adults — may dress in their favorite Halloween costume and must follow these and other guidelines as determined solely by Disney:

* Costumes should be child-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive or violent.
* Guests may wear masks. However, masks must not obstuct vision and eyes must be visible at all times.
* Guests that dress like Disney Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
* Costumes should not drag on the ground.
* Costumes should not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
* Costumes should not contain any weapons which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
* Guests of all ages may only wear costumes to the Mickey's Trick-or-Treat Party to which they have valid tickets. During normal Park operating hours, costumes are only permitted for Guests ages 9 and younger.

Guests that do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into the event unless their costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

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* Space is limited and tickets are available while supplies last. Advance purchase savings available with valid Disneyland® Resort Annual Passport prior to each event date and may not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Online purchases unavailable on day of event. Limit eight (8) tickets per Annual Passholder, per event date. Each ticket is valid for admission to the event and parking for one (1) vehicle — larger vehicles may require an additional fee — on the specified event date. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be sold or transferred for commercial use. Tickets are not valid for Theme Park admission prior to the hours of the event. Offer and event information and activities are subject to restrictions and change without notice.
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That sounds a lot like MNSSHP at WDW
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:26 PM   #118
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I've never been further west than Terra Haute, Indiana, so I'm no help.

Please tell me you copied and pasted all that information.
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That sounds a lot like MNSSHP at WDW
Yes, from what I've read they're very similar. Unfortuantely DLR doesn't get the custom parade or fireworks display, but the party itself seems to follow the same lines.

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I've never been further west than Terra Haute, Indiana, so I'm no help.

Please tell me you copied and pasted all that information.
Well you'll just have to change it up and come out here someday then, woncha?

Oh yes, copied from the disney site and saved it in an e-mail just in case I ever had to reference it again
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Yes, from what I've read they're very similar. Unfortuantely DLR doesn't get the custom parade or fireworks display, but the party itself seems to follow the same lines.
Bummer on no custom fire works and no parade but at least the rest of it sounds awesome and the HM is decorated awesomely! I'm totally jealous of that.
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