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Old 05-18-2010, 01:29 PM   #286
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Everytime I see a picture of the castle done this way I hope and pray that the "genius" behind it's career in the company was short lived......definitly disturbing!!!
Aww! I liked it, but that was back in the day before everything at Disney was an ICON. It was just the castle to most people, so decorating it up like a birthday cake was kind of fun.

I think the people who got married at Disney (also many less than now!) had a right to complain. For us, it was a fun and different way of seeing the castle.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:43 PM   #287
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I was told that one of my photos was perfect for this thread. So without further adu, I present to you a photo I have titled "Bat and Balls"






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Old 05-18-2010, 03:21 PM   #288
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Aww! I liked it, but that was back in the day before everything at Disney was an ICON. It was just the castle to most people, so decorating it up like a birthday cake was kind of fun.

I think the people who got married at Disney (also many less than now!) had a right to complain. For us, it was a fun and different way of seeing the castle.
Sharadoc! I agree with you! At the time, I thought it was pretty darn awesome!

In hindsight... not so much! LOL!



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Old 05-18-2010, 05:11 PM   #289
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Very interesting. I went to Disneyland Paris about 4 years ago. I noticed that the CM's just didn't "get it." Nothing really bad or rude....but they didn't fully understand the whole "on stage" concept. Guess it's just not part of their culture.

I can't EVEN imagine seeing this at WDW or DL.

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In their defense I have to say that this CM probably was on her break and She wasn't in a guest area, I took the photo through the crack of a door. I'm sure something like this also happens every day in every Disney backstage around the world. I heard some wild stories about the character break rooms at WDW. One time, during a backstage tour at WDW we walked through the area behind Splash Mountain just before the start of a Parade and I saw two headless chipmunks laying on the floor in the shadow, waiting for the Parade to begin. That was also very weird, but of course I couldn't take a picture because we were backstage.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:48 PM   #290
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Aww! I liked it, but that was back in the day before everything at Disney was an ICON. It was just the castle to most people, so decorating it up like a birthday cake was kind of fun. .
I loved it!
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:06 PM   #291
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I was told that one of my photos was perfect for this thread. So without further adu, I present to you a photo I have titled "Bat and Balls"
Definitely fits this thread, in a disturbing kind of way.


I also wanted to comment on the backstage pic. When I first saw it, I thought of Cinderella, working hard in the house, perhaps just having finished cleaning the cinders from the fireplace, sitting down to take a break. Didn't ruin the magic for me at all. Just a matter of perspective.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:30 PM   #292
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:55 PM   #293
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Awesome thread! I'll have to see if I have any thing weird in my collection.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:15 AM   #294
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Posted this in a different photo thread before, but I think it fits the weird / odd / strange tag as well, disturbing not so much I think, but judge for yourself:



I took it at Disneyland Paris and I didn't enter a backstage area to get it.

I called it "Cinderella takes a break from her royal duties"
I love this picture. Something about it is mesmerizing.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:01 AM   #295
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Very interesting. I went to Disneyland Paris about 4 years ago. I noticed that the CM's just didn't "get it." Nothing really bad or rude....but they didn't fully understand the whole "on stage" concept. Guess it's just not part of their culture.

I can't EVEN imagine seeing this at WDW or DL.

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I completely agree with you, when i first saw that pic i instantly thought of DLRP XD the CM's thing is the only thing i don't like about disneyland paris (the rest of the negative things come from the guests).
it's not that the CMs there don't do their jobs but they don't "get" the "magic as it should be"
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:04 AM   #296
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I was told that one of my photos was perfect for this thread. So without further adu, I present to you a photo I have titled "Bat and Balls"






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please keep them coming this thread is so much fun!!!!
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:31 PM   #297
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Hi!

I am looking to get a new P&S camera.

I currently have, and have had for years, an Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom and I LOVE this camera but there are three matters that are driving me to replace it.

First requirement is the super zoom- 10X or better- as anyone who has had this will know, once you have it, you cannot live without it!

Next among my concerns is SHARPNESS of image. Without going to a full DSLR (and lenses), I still want that razor sharp imagery that is the hallmark of such cameras. I have learned that in digital cameras that is not completely a matter of the lens, but also of the sensor and at least one of the new P&S's is using the larger CMOS sensor normally reserved for the DSLR.

Third concern is shutter lag: I don't want it! So minimal shutter lag is a major factor.

Fourth is video capability. Since most are now very strong in the field, I do require HD, though will settle for 780 versus 1080, and ability to run as long as I want, as opposed to the ten second clips that my C-740 has. Sound is secondary as I usually overlay a separate soundtrack anyway and am also planning on getting a separate sound recorder for those times when I do want a 'real' soundtrack. http://www.ionaudio.com/palmtrack

Behind these matters is size, feel, and a strong preference for power via rechargeable Double A's, 2 or 4. One of the ones I am looking at runs Double A's, but will not function (reportedly) on rechargeables!

The five I am looking at at the moment are, in no particular order:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
Nikon Coolpix P90
Olympus SP-590 Ultra Zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

I would like feedback on any of these by people who have actually used them- and copies of any shots that show incredible sharpness if applicable!

Super Zoom
Sharpness
Lack of Shutter Lag
Video capability
Power source
Overall feel, ease of operation, controls.

Thanks for any feedback!



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Old 05-19-2010, 05:03 PM   #298
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Hi!

I am looking to get a new P&S camera.

I currently have, and have had for years, an Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom and I LOVE this camera but there are three matters that are driving me to replace it.

First requirement is the super zoom- 10X or better- as anyone who has had this will know, once you have it, you cannot live without it!

Next among my concerns is SHARPNESS of image. Without going to a full DSLR (and lenses), I still want that razor sharp imagery that is the hallmark of such cameras. I have learned that in digital cameras that is not completely a matter of the lens, but also of the sensor and at least one of the new P&S's is using the larger CMOS sensor normally reserved for the DSLR.

Third concern is shutter lag: I don't want it! So minimal shutter lag is a major factor.

Fourth is video capability. Since most are now very strong in the field, I do require HD, though will settle for 780 versus 1080, and ability to run as long as I want, as opposed to the ten second clips that my C-740 has. Sound is secondary as I usually overlay a separate soundtrack anyway and am also planning on getting a separate sound recorder for those times when I do want a 'real' soundtrack. http://www.ionaudio.com/palmtrack

Behind these matters is size, feel, and a strong preference for power via rechargeable Double A's, 2 or 4. One of the ones I am looking at runs Double A's, but will not function (reportedly) on rechargeables!

The five I am looking at at the moment are, in no particular order:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
Nikon Coolpix P90
Olympus SP-590 Ultra Zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

I would like feedback on any of these by people who have actually used them- and copies of any shots that show incredible sharpness if applicable!

Super Zoom
Sharpness
Lack of Shutter Lag
Video capability
Power source
Overall feel, ease of operation, controls.

Thanks for any feedback!



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Old 05-19-2010, 09:07 PM   #299
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Every time I saw this doll I died with laughter. It's not wonder Emily left her behind, look how creepy!!

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Old 05-19-2010, 09:12 PM   #300
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Every time I saw this doll I died with laughter. It's not wonder Emily left her behind, look how creepy!! :shock:


Maybe Jesse is really the granddaughter of the creepy marionette from the Twilight Zone...
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