Orlando, FL – Disney World (HDR)

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We are deep into winter and who wouldn’t want to take a trip to FLA right now! Stay warm…it is almost spring!

Peter Talke Photography Settings:
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon 12-14 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 22.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 5 Exposures (+2 to -2)
Aperture: f/22
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS6, HDR Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

Orlando, FL – Disney World (HDR)

Disney-World-HDR_Talke
Been a while since we lived in Florida. I miss heading down to Disney World every few months. We now have Disneyland here in SoCal…I think Disney World is a bit better. But SoCal has CA Adventure! I guess I should be happy either way…many people love to vacation in both spots…I have had both within 30 mins of my house. Hope you are enjoying your summer….only a few weeks left!!

Orlando, Florida – Cinderella’s Castle (HDR)

School is out in the US…and maybe throughout the world…so time for summer vacation!  If you have kids…maybe you are heading to Orlando?  Disney is a must visit!!  I went a few weeks ago and took a walk around Cinderella’s castle looking for a cool angle and grabbed this shot!   This is the backside of the castle..still lots of people!   It was ok as I had my lens facing upward!    Is that Peter Pan in the top window?  Nah…he doesn’t come out until the “Dreams’ Firework show.   I’d like to have a full day here to shoot during off season…I bet there are tons of shots here!  I was only in for the fireworks.

Some info from the web:    Cinderella’s Castle is also surrounded by a moat, which contains approximately 3.37 million gallons (12.76 megaliters) of water; however, unlike the drawbridge at Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland, Cinderella Castle can not raise its drawbridge. There are a total of 27 towers on the castle, each numbered 1-29– tower numbers 13 and 17 were deleted before construction when it was realized that they could not really be seen from anywhere in the park, due mainly to the other Fantasyland buildings. The tower with the clock in front is 10, the tallest is 20. 23 is the other golden-roofed tower.

Originally, a suite was built for the Disney family and executives, but since Roy Disney died shortly after the park opened, it remained unfinished, and eventually was turned into an office. There are three elevators inside the castle. One is for guest use and goes between the lobby of Cinderella’s Royal table, and the second floor where the restaurant is. The second is for restaurant staff use, and is located in tower 2 to the left of the drawbridge. It has landings in the Utilidors, the mezzanine level in a break room, and on the second floor in the kitchen. The third elevator is in tower 20, and services the Utilidors, the breezeway, the kitchen of Cinderella’s Royal Table, and the Cinderella Castle Suite. The suite is about 30 feet below the level where the cable is attached to tower 20. Access to the cable is by ladder. Since January 2007 the suite has been used as a prize for the Disney Dreams Giveaway at the Walt Disney World Resort during the Year Of A Million Dreams Celebration.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 20.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/22
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, Photomatix, Viveza

Orlando, FL – Disney World Fireworks

A shot from a few weeks ago  during the “Wishes Night Time Spectacular”.  This firework show is one of the best…but it goes by fast!  I rushed to get as many shots a s possible!  This was one of my favorite shots from the nite!

I’ll keep this post short…catching up on another trip.  Seems like airplanes are a close second home these days.    More cool pics to come soon!  I went to SuperCross in Houston this past Saturday nite….I was excited to shoot the races!!

I added a few changes today to the blog.  I am working on updating it.  Next big step is to increase the blog size so I can post larger photos! …hopefully very soon!   I see everyone coming out with IPad Screensavers.  I’ll get some up by April end.  My plan is to offer them as a FREE download on my Talke Photography web site!  I’ll pick out 10 to start with.   I’ll post a note here when they are set!   While I am at it…how about a few IPhone Screensavers as well at the same time!  =)   Have fun!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 20.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:   4 seconds
  • Aperture:  f/11.0
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Viveza