Best photo spot for sunset photos in each park

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  1. wonder4fam2011

    wonder4fam2011 Earning My Ears

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

    Thanks!
     
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  3. PythonFan888

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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.

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    Sunset at The Magic Kingdom by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

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    Castle Sunset by Allen Castillo, on Flickr
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    Another Castle Sunset by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

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

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    Frontierland Sunset by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

    Epcot

    This area looking towards the Imagination Pavilion.

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    Epcot Sunset by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

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    Monorail Monday by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

    Animal Kingdom

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

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    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?
     
  4. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk My, what red cheeks you have, Santa!

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    ^^^^ What a beautiful collection!
     
  5. fabulousfive

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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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    Experiment_626 Stealth Geek

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    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.

    Scott
     
  8. PythonFan888

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    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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  10. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg WEDway Peoplemover Rider

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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.
     
  11. wonder4fam2011

    wonder4fam2011 Earning My Ears

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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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