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Old 09-08-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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Best photo spot for sunset photos in each park

Where are the best spots to photograph sunsets in each park?

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Old 09-08-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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Nice question. Here are my favorite spots. Others may have different preferences:

Magic Kingdom

There are several spots around the castle.


Sunset at The Magic Kingdom by Allen Castillo, on Flickr


Castle Sunset by Allen Castillo, on Flickr


Another Castle Sunset by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

Another area is the Rivers of America looking towards Splash Mountain.


Frontierland Sunset by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

Epcot

This area looking towards the Imagination Pavilion.


Epcot Sunset by Allen Castillo, on Flickr


Monorail Monday by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

Animal Kingdom

On the bridge from EE going towards the Finding Nemo theater, looking towards the ToL.


Sunset at Disney's Animal Kingdom by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

Hollywood Studios

A difficult one - I'm still looking for a nice spot for a sunset shot. Suggestions anyone?
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:16 PM   #4
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Amazing! May I ask what lens & settings you used for those photos? Stunning work!!!
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Amazing!! I love that monorail picture!!
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Amazing! May I ask what lens & settings you used for those photos? Stunning work!!!
Click on one of the photos above and it will open the Flickr page for that image. Beneath the photo on that page you'll see three columns of information with comments on the left and photo streams and tags on the right. The "middle" column is topped by the photographer's name and avatar; below that is information on when the photo was made and what camera was used. Under that is a "People in this photo" item and below that is an "Additional info (show more)" item. Click on (show more) to reveal the information you seek for that image.

Whether all the above is available depends on whether the image as uploaded includes the EXIF data. In the case of the above images, it appears to be included — it was there for the three or four I checked.

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Amazing! May I ask what lens & settings you used for those photos? Stunning work!!!
Thanks all. Sorry for the delayed response. Experiment_626 is correct.

In addition, at the flickr page for each image you'll see 3 small white dots at the lower right hand corner of the photo. Clicking on that brings up a Menu. Click on "View EXIF Info" to get more detailed information on the settings for each shot with lens info.

For the wider shots I usually have a Tokina 11 - 16 UWA lens on. Otherwise I'll have a Nikon 28 - 300.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:28 AM   #8
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This shot is from our balcony at Bay Lake Tower with a very long lens. However, you could probably get a similar shot from California Grill or Top of the World Lounge.


Magic Kingdom Sunset by David B. Cass Photography, LLC, on Flickr



This one was from New Fantasyland, along the path between Be Our Guest and Little Mermaid.


Sunset in Fantasyland by David B. Cass Photography, LLC, on Flickr
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #9
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Don't forget too that you don't always want or need to capture the actual sun setting - there are some really neat shots opposite the sunset, capturing the warm glow on buildings, or to the sides of the sunset where the warm orange glow of the sky backlight buildings or subjects.

For pure setting sun shots, I like the Tomorrowland path to the castle for a castle shot in MK, and a Cosmic Ray's patio shot looking at Main Street. In Epcot, anything standing around Mexico to Norway will give great views across the lake to France, Morocco, Japan, and even US with sunset backgrounds. In AK, I like the sun setting over Flame Tree from Everest, and Everest sunset glows from Flame Tree.

For those other odd sunset-time shots that don't necessarily involve the sun itself, look for details to silhouette, or structures that tend to really capture the glow (Hollywood Tower Hotel, Everest, Thunder Mountain, Norway's Stave Church and Mexico's pyramid, etc) opposite the sunset.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:55 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the ideas. Our family of 4 will be going and want the "kids" to venture on their own while husband & myself photograph the parks later in the afternoons and past sunset. However looking at all these pics, I am realizing that even we may want to split up so that we are not taking pics of all the exact same things and we can get a different points of view. Makes for a strange "family" vacation for sure.
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