Elephant Reflections

We found this guy in a perfect reflection pose in the Animal Kingdom. Ethan and I were about to jump out of the jeep to go over and saw off his ivory tusks so we could make some new silverware, but we thought that might be in bad taste.

Elephant Reflections

Weather

I thought the textures in the sky and the tower here were kinda nice so I got this shot.

Weather

Amazing Fireworks at Disney World

This night was a special night for sure because Ethan lost his first tooth.  It was also  his first time ever at Disney World and the first time to see the fireworks, so it was sort of a perfect storm of magic.

He was very nervous about me pulling out the tooth, so five minutes before the show, I told him the magic of Disney would help me with the extraction.  We both have a bit of wizard in us, anyway, he responded.  I pulled it out and he was shocked… then just sat in awe to watch the fireworks while his dad fired away with the camera.

I took a lot of great shots of the fireworks show.  It was tough to pick a favorite… but this one was right up there.  I hope you enjoy it.

Just Another Night at Disney World

The Main Street Confectionery

You can’t go wrong with Disney’s main street at night, can you? It’s okay to forgo the extra calories with all that walking… at least that what I kept telling myself.

Also, I didn’t realize before going that the castle changes color every few minutes with tons of different lighting configurations. You can see the warm orange colors in the large version below.
The Confectionary at the Magic Kingdom

The Scary Apothecary

This is a tiny theater-shaped building that actually is a dessert shot in MGM Studios that is lit well in the evening. It’s called the Scary Apothecary, but the only thing scary about it is the delish calories.

The Scary Apothecary

Castle Reflections

I spent a lot of time outside of bathrooms wandering around with my camera. I ended up on this not-oft-visited side of the Disney Castle.  I wonder if they have secret rooms at the top of the castle with high-speed internet.  If I ran Disney, I would put my most creative people in the top of those spires in cool little offices and equip them with crossbows and burning pitch just in case.

Castle Reflections

Tower of Terror

This is the Twilight Zone ride – the Hollywood Tower of Terror at MGM Studios at Disney World.  The ride was great and got a big thumbs up from us.  The coolest thing, as always with Disney rides, is the decor, the costumes, the lighting, and the art direction embedded in the “Line Experience”.  This is also one of the first rides I know of that has a “randomizer” so that the experience is different and you never know what you are gonna get.

Tower of Terror

The Magic of Disney

 

Daily Photo – The Magic of Disney

This was taken this evening at MGM Studios in Disney World before we went to go see the big fireworks show. I have a few images of that too, of course, but not processed yet. I still have a big backlog of other unique travel stuff to get through when I get some time!

The Magic of Disney

The Magic of Disney

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Stuck in Disney World

I’ve been traveling so much lately and not been the greatest dad in the world so I brought the family to Disney World for a few days. I don’t think I have been in over 30 years myself, so it is really surprising to see everything that is new. Also, it’s a fantastic place for photography. I have a really good idea for a photo series, but my wife thinks it is a horrible idea and I should not attempt it under any circumstances. However, I am going to try it anyway… it’s just too good of an idea.

Anyway, this picture below is not from that experimental series… it’s just a shot of Disney World at the Magic Kingdom. I will do my best not to get the traditional shots of the parks and activities… I wish there weren’t all these tourists here. I need my own park, like Cartman.

Stuck in Disney World

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