Sunday, May 25, 2014

Something for the Sun

As I make my way around the World Showcase, I am usually struck by the colorful parasols that are on display in the China Pavilion.  To me the bright colors seem so refreshing against a bright sun. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

From the Liberty Square Bridge

I daresay that no one with a camera has resisted to the temptation to take at least one photograph of Cinderella Castle.  Truth be told, there are many of us who have hundreds of photographs of the castle in either print or digital versions.  That is okay.  It is the way Walt would want it. 

The challenge for those who go to the parks often, or anyone with an eye to make good photographs, is to find interesting ways to photography something that has been thousands of times.  Good photographers know that every good photograph should tell a story.  It is what we were taught.  However, not being a good photographer (yet), I struggle to grasp that.  After all, Cinderella Castle is one of the most photographed objects in the world.  Are there any new ways to capture it.  

So, in vain, I search, and sometimes I may find that one shot.  But when that doesn't happen, I am drawn to certain angles that I simply enjoy shooting.  This is one of those angles.  It is one of the quintessential photographs that all photographers must have.  I have more than a few like this.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

An Orchid in the Oasis

Admittedly, Disney's Animal Kingdom is my least favorite of the four parks.  Not that there is anything wrong with it, I simply don't like it nearly as much as I do the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.  These were the parks that I fell in love with at an earlier age and I suppose my nostalgia for them will always keep them at the top of my list.

Still, there are some areas of the Animal Kingdom that are inspiring.  It is the one park that continues to grow, in that the foliage is not always kept in check and nature is allowed to flourish.  One area where this is evident is in the Oasis.  So many rush through the Oasis to get to the more exciting areas of the park.  That is a shame.  It is one of the more peaceful spots in all the parks.  If one will simply take the time to walk slowly through the Oasis, or better still, find a quiet out-of-the-way place to sit, you'll find your cares washing away as though you were standing under one of the nearby waterfalls.

It is what it an oasis is; "something that provides a refuge, relief, or pleasant contract."