Hot EPCOT Night Photography

Discussion in 'Epcot Photos' started by zackiedawg, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    Well, it was hot and humid this past week up at Disney. ; 95 daytime, 89 nighttime, 90%+ humidity throughout, chance of rain every day any day. ; The usual Florida summer weather. ; I managed to summon the will to haul around Epcot one night with tripod, to get some more of my favorite type of shooting - night shots. ; I took some of my 'usual' shots, as well as trying to fill in some gaps of shots I hadn't taken or hadn't taken well in the past. ; The rain stayed away, the night was clear despite the humidity and heat, and the colors were lovely. ; All shots were with my A550, and Sony 18-250 lens, on tripod. ; Here are some of my favorites to share:

    Spaceship Earth from the World Showcase circle, near the old McD fry hut:

    Mexico pyramid after Illuminations:

    Inside Mexico was empty as World Showcase had closed:

    Looking across the lagoon from Mexico to Japan:

    Norway's Stave church:

    The always-lovely China temple:

    Empty German village:

    Quiet American Adventure:

    Japan pavilion:

    The pagoda:

    France, dark and quiet:


    From across the 'river':

    (Larger 1024x pixel versions linked directly below each resized 800 pixel image)

    Comments, questions, critique always welcome. ; Hope you enjoyed the post-closing tour of World Showcase.
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  2. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    Beautiful shots, Justin. ; Did you do any color temperature adjustments? ; Most of them, especially China, look like they were cooled off whereas Germany has that warm incandescent tone we normally get with night photos.
  3. jbwolffiv

    jbwolffiv Member

    Super shots!!! ; I did the same route last August but with not as good results.
  4. PolynesianMedic

    PolynesianMedic Global Moderator Staff Member

    Justin these came out brilliantly. ; Thanks for sharing!
  5. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    Thanks guys. ; Dennis - I did manually set the white balance for many of them - the night was humid and I wanted to try to get some nice cool/warm contrast between the skies (blue) and the structures (yellows and reds) I was keeping an eye on the white balance while shooting, switching into live view mode and setting the WB on screen to get the look I wanted. ; Some of those pavilions come out incredibly warm - almost too much so (Sony colors lean towards warm as it is, so pushing too warm can blow out reds) in the past I've shot them much warmer, this time I controlled the WB a bit. ; All were shot JPEG, and are straight from camera - no adjustments in post, other than an occasional crop, or clone of a stray dot or flare.
  6. goofy101

    goofy101 Member

    what a great set looks like you had WS to yourself
  7. MJHurley

    MJHurley Member

    Beautiful series of shots. I especially like the France and Norway ones.
  8. prettypixie

    prettypixie Member

    These are wonderful!
  9. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    Thanks all. ; World Showcase was pretty quiet as it was after close...of course the long exposures do a decent job of getting rid of the few people that did walk through the shots!
  10. mSummers

    mSummers Member

    Nice work Justin!
  11. Craig

    Craig Member Staff Member

    great shots! nice lighting too!
  12. HW

    HW Member

    not bad for chopped liver ; ;D
    nice shots
  13. dishippy

    dishippy Member

    I'd say that you had a fairly good night of shooting there. ; :) I think the night time photography is what I am most looking forward to while I'm in Disney next spring. I finally have a camera that can take good night shots. Again, great shots!
  14. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    Thanks all - much appreciated. ; The night shooting despite the heat yielded good enough results to make it worth the hot summer visit! ; It would have been nicer in cool weather...but that's hopefully for Pixelmania!
  15. Chris B

    Chris B Member

    great shots. ; i love the level of clarity in each shot. ; thanks for sharing.
  16. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    Thank you very much!

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