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boBQuincy

<font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>
Joined
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From our quick 3 day trip this weekend to WDW...



This one is of some friends of mine who were chosen as Family of the Day on Friday 07 October. What a happy coincidence that someone on Disboards was there and captured the moment! :) And with a really cool photo that shows all the excitement of a MK opening!
 
  • GoofyTroopOf6

    Earning My Ears
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    Oct 10, 2011
    This one is of some friends of mine who were chosen as Family of the Day on Friday 07 October. What a happy coincidence that someone on Disboards was there and captured the moment! :) And with a really cool photo that shows all the excitement of a MK opening!
    So, they have a MK opening every day? If so, what time should I get there for it? I've never been up early enough to see one. lol
     

    GoofyTroopOf6

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Oct 10, 2011
    Oh and I LOVE the fish eye lens as well.

    All these photos on here are very inspiring. Beautiful shots ladies and gents!

    I'm still debating if I should take my Canon dlsr or just my smaller HD camera that still takes good shots, but nothing compares to a dslr as we all know. I have 4 kids going and I'm not sure I can do it. Any tips? I would really like to be able to swing it.
     
  • jusero

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Nov 29, 2007
    So, they have a MK opening every day? If so, what time should I get there for it? I've never been up early enough to see one. lol
    Oh my. Yes, they have an opening ceremony every morning (and I think at every park). You just have to get there on one of your days. It is so very fun and something everyone should see at least once. I am not sure what the park hours are on a daily basis, but you can find out at your hotel. Then plan to get there at least 20 minutes before opening. Most of the time it isn't too overly crowded, but, you never know. And one tip: don't stand up close to the front wall. Back off to about half way between the wall and the gates. Too close and it's hard to see anything. Have fun!!!
     

    jenseib

    Mommy to Claire
    Joined
    Oct 28, 2006
    Oh my. Yes, they have an opening ceremony every morning (and I think at every park). You just have to get there on one of your days. It is so very fun and something everyone should see at least once. I am not sure what the park hours are on a daily basis, but you can find out at your hotel. Then plan to get there at least 20 minutes before opening. Most of the time it isn't too overly crowded, but, you never know. And one tip: don't stand up close to the front wall. Back off to about half way between the wall and the gates. Too close and it's hard to see anything. Have fun!!!
    Is it better to see outside the park or inside?....at MK
     

    jusero

    DIS Veteran
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    Nov 29, 2007
    Is it better to see outside the park or inside?....at MK
    You have to stay out by the turn styles. The show is up on the train platform facing out towards the lake. You can be either inside or outside the turn styles and still see the show, but my preference is inside the turn styles.
     
  • theduck619

    DIS Dad #188
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2007
    An average subject from a different perspective. I shot this one during the World Wide Photo Walk at EPCOT.


    Spaceballs! by wbeem, on Flickr
    I love this one, please tell me more about the set up and angle you used:thumbsup2

    Sometimes, you just gotta look up.


    Tusker House by wbeem, on Flickr
    One of the things I love about AK is the way they use fabric in places. It really adds depth and texture when you see well taken photos.
     

    jusero

    DIS Veteran
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    Nov 29, 2007
    An average subject from a different perspective. I shot this one during the World Wide Photo Walk at EPCOT.
    Can you tell us more about this "Photo Walk?" Is it a tour that anyone can pay to go on? Or is it something special for professional photogs? I am just an amateur (for now), but would love to learn more on something like a "photo walk" with other photogs.

    Thanks! :thumbsup2
     

    wbeem

    DIS Veteran
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    Apr 15, 2010
    I love this one, please tell me more about the set up and angle you used:thumbsup2
    This one didn't turn out as expected. As you walk in the park during the morning, the sun was shining on the left side and I was thinking of making a B&W image to explore the tones. It turned out this way because of a happy accident in post-processing.

    It's a vertical shot on the left-side. There were a few trees still lingering in the bottom, so I removed them with Content-Aware Fill.

    The next step was to search for dust spots and remove them before doing any other work in post. Scott Kelby shows a technique using a Curves layer that makes those spots really stand out. Basically, you pull down the highs and raise up the lows - makes the curve look like a sine wave.

    Well, that's how I ended up with these colors. The dark spot is where the sun was shining. The rest of Spaceship Earth became quite shiny, and you can see how it affected the sky. I decided I liked it and gave up on the B&W idea.

    Then I started playing around and rotating it until I came up with this perspective. I sharpened the snot out of the Spaceship and that was it.


    One of the things I love about AK is the way they use fabric in places. It really adds depth and texture when you see well taken photos.
    This one is a 9-exposure HDR image. It definitely takes a while standing there with a tripod to get all of those images, but there's a big range of light and darkness in that room.
     

    wbeem

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 15, 2010
    Can you tell us more about this "Photo Walk?" Is it a tour that anyone can pay to go on? Or is it something special for professional photogs? I am just an amateur (for now), but would love to learn more on something like a "photo walk" with other photogs.

    Thanks! :thumbsup2
    It's an annual event sponsored by Scott Kelby. In previous years, it was during the summer, which was rather unbearable around here. This year, Scott moved it to the fall and we had a great day wandering through EPCOT. I didn't really take that many photos, as it was more of a social event.

    You can visit http://worldwidephotowalk.com for more information and to see the winning photos - overall and for the individual walks. There were over 1100 different walks around the world and some great results.
     





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