The Magic of Disney in 21 pictures

Disney World in Orlando, Florida is possibly one of the most photographed amusement parks in the World so it's quite tough to create a set of photographs that don't look like the gazillion others that are taken every year. 

I went to Disney World with my wife and 3 kids and concentrated on shooting 3 parks in the evenings. I usually travelled very light with just one body (Canon EOS 5D Mark III), two lenses (Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L and the 50mm f/1.4) plus my Gitzo tripod that I carried using the camera-strap from the 5DIII. I was first worried that I would get into trouble by bringing a tripod into the parks but the folks at Disney are very cool about it, no problem with it at all.

I didn't shoot in Disney's Animal Kingdom because that park usually closes at 7pm, so twilight pictures were out of question.

Park #1 - Disney's Hollywood Studios

All of the pictures of this park were shot along Sunset Blvd as I was there just one evening so I hadn't enough time to cover the rest of the park during twilight time. 

 

 

Park #2: Disney's Epcot Center

Epcot Center is my favorite park to photograph. There are 11 pavillons around a lake and each represents a different country.

Make sure to stay until after the daily fireworks that takes place at 9pm. The park officially closes at 9pm but they let you stay in much longer, the rides will be closed but I had plenty of time to walk around and shoot pictures.


Park #3: Disney's Magic Kingdom

I've been to Magic Kingdom many times so while my family watched the Main Street Electrical Parade, I wandered around the areas of the park that were pretty much deserted and shot my nithgtime HDR's. I shot all of below night-time pictures during the same evening  that shows you that you have plenty of time to cover different areas before it gets too dark.


The 2 pictures below are iPhone pictures shot with the Instagram app - the best photo app on the iPhone in my opinion - a shame they got acquired by Facebook...