Orlando, FL – Epcot (Infrared)

From my visit to Epcot….it is hard to pass up taking Infrared shots of the characters in hedge/flower form!   Mickey and Minnie are looking a bit different today!  Farming a few odd looking crops. Epcot was amazingly a great spot for taking IR shots.    Thanks to sunny warm Florida!

I got to thinking…what does EPCOT mean…so here is some info from the web:   The name Epcot derives from the acronym EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow), a utopian city of the future planned by Walt Disney. Disney’s original vision of EPCOT was for a model community, home to twenty thousand residents, which would be a test bed for city planning and organization. This vision was not realized. Disney was not able to obtain funding and permission to start work on his Florida property until he agreed to build the Magic Kingdom first. Disney died before the Magic Kingdom opened and the Walt Disney Company decided that it did not want to be in the business of running a city.

The theme park originally was known as EPCOT Center to reflect the fact that the park was built to embody the ideals and values of EPCOT the city. The park consists of two sections—Future World and World Showcase—laid out in an hourglass shape. Both sections are patterned after the types of exhibits found at world expositions. In its early years, Epcot was often called a “permanent World’s Fair.”

The total cost of the park is estimated at $1.4 billion and taking three years to build (at the time the largest construction project on Earth) Covering an area of 300 acres (120 ha), it is more than twice the size of The Magic Kingdom. The parking lot serving the park is 141 acres (57 ha) (including bus area) and can accommodate 11,211 vehicles (grass areas hold additional 500+ vehicles).

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
  • Infrared Conversion:  D70S modified by LifePixel
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 26.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/50 sec
  • Aperture:  f/25
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Viveza, Silver Efex Pro
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