Electric Water Pageant

Discussion in 'WDW Resorts / Downtown / Rest of WDW' started by zackiedawg, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    You know for some reason I never see photos of this classic Disney show, which has been going since the '70s! ; I admit, I've never photographed it myself...even though I've seen it 10,000 times. ; Last trip, I happened to be at Wilderness Lodge, after dinner there, and saw the electric boat water pageant beginning - I was thoroughly unprepared for it as I only had my mirrorless and 18-55 kit lens with me - but the fact that I never had any shots of it before made me take a few snaps of it from the beach:

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    Both shot handheld, ISO6400, with a very slow kit lens wide open (F3.5 on the first, F4 on the second).

    Now I wonder...has anyone else shot this show a bit more prepared than I, with a proper fast lens, possibly a tripod or longer shutter, processed RAWs, etc? ; I just can't remember seeing many, or any, photos of this!
     
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  2. PolynesianMedic

    PolynesianMedic Global Moderator Staff Member

    I know that I have not shot it at all, and I can't remember anyone posting any photos of it either.
     
  3. mSummers

    mSummers Member

    I've never shot it either. ; I have seen a handful of shots of it on Flickr, most of which were shot during the 4th of July fireworks from the Polynesian beach
     
  4. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    Well, if I think of it and am in the right place to see it, I think I'm going to try to be more prepared and actually try taking a few shots of it when I'm there in September! ; Since it has been mostly neglected by us photographers, but is an old classic piece of Disney history!
     
  5. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

  6. gary

    gary Member

    i,m at rhythm & roots getting my cajun on or i would have slammed one up there. i remember it dennis, ; i believe i was right next to on that dock
     
  7. HPS3

    HPS3 Member

    I've only watched it once. I'll have to catch it next time.
     
  8. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    Nice - thanks for the shot, Dennis. ; That looks like a much nicer, more official shot...well framed.

    I was surprised there weren't any shots around of this - I figured if there was a chance of digging any shots up, it would be from TMIPers. ; You've proved me right!

    Gary - sounds like fun. ; I hear Dr. Greg "House" is playing there...as in Hugh Laurie. ; Saw him at a blues club down here - he's not bad.
     
  9. PolynesianMedic

    PolynesianMedic Global Moderator Staff Member

    I remember watching it, but I just didn't think that anyone shot it.
     
  10. gary

    gary Member

    hugh laurie just finished. he,s very good, not the best i have ever seen at the type of music, but the copper bottom band is absolutely first rate
     
  11. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    Certainly better than you'd expect for an English actor. ; :)
     
  12. Craig

    Craig Member Staff Member

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  13. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    There we go! ; That's a nice one, Craig...love the BLT in the foreground to give the perspective and set the scene.
     
  14. Chernabog1940

    Chernabog1940 Member

  15. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    While eating dinner at Wilderness Lodge's Geyser Point Bar and Grill, I shot this from my table as the water parade was going on:
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