Disney World Here I Come!
Next week I’ll be heading off to Disney World with my family for just under two weeks. Goodness! It won’t be much of a photo trip this time. More of a family trip with Isaac and his cousin Ellie. They’re both around 12-15 months old and already LOVE anything Disney. It’s weird how that works. We took them to the Rainforest Cafe last night to see all the animals and Isaac was freaking out at all the tigers and elephants and crocodiles. I can’t wait to see his face when he see Mickey :-). I’m taking my Sony NEX 7 and that’s about it. I’ll force myself to use it more and make it work. I’m also only going to bring a Joby Gorillapod for a tripod. No big carbon fiber one this time around. So this trip will be a bit of an experiment to see what I can come up with.
Any suggestions on what to shoot at Disney World and when? I’ve been there twice now and have a good idea but always open to suggestions!
Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas
So what is a photographer to do when it’s time to photograph one of the most iconic (and most photographed) locations in a city like Las Vegas? Well…just take the picture. Sorry, no golden nugget of insight here :-). I didn’t have access to a helicopter and I didn’t have time to go find a hotel rooftop to gain access to. The light looked good, the clouds had about 2-3 minutes of color left in them so Mike and I squeezed our way into a spot and waited for the fountains to come on.It was a bit more challenging than I thought it would be to capture the perfect moment of the fountains. I took a lot of pictures but ended up liking this one the best. It seemed to have a bit more character than the shots where the water was shooting straight up and since the water was criss-crossing, it added a bunch of compact, vibrant areas of golden color from the lights.