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Archive for September, 2011

You Decide

Although in my professional mode I have been working with Photoshop for two decades, I generally don’t use it for my personal photos except to clean up an image in one way or another. I generally don’t use Photoshop for special effects on my own photos. Having said that, I had a lot of time on my hands and wanted to see how this photo would benefit – if at all – from a little different look.

Here is the original, exactly as it came from the camera …

And here is another way of looking at it …

Which do you prefer, and why? Comments on both photos welcome.

 

 

Edited to add:

The comments below made me wonder … what if the castle were removed completely, and Disney World were taken totally out of the picture? Does this change how you think of it?

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Disney World Flowers

It was late August and the heat had been extreme, but Disney Horticulture had done its best to keep the flowers as fresh as possible. Unfortunately it was a losing effort, but here are some of the best on display in The Magic Kingdom at the end of summer.

Aperture: F/5.6
Focal length:  55 mm
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: F/5.6
Focal length:  55 mm
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: F/5.6
Focal length:  55 mm
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

(Does this say “Beauty and the Beast” to you as well?)

Aperture: F/5.6
Focal length:  55 mm
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: F/5.6
Focal length:  55 mm
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: F/5.6
Focal length:  55 mm
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: F/5.6
Focal length:  55 mm
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Nighttime at the Lagoon

World Showcase Lagoon

Aperture: F/5.6
Focal length:  32 mm
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

World Showcase Lagoon (2)

Aperture: F/5.6
Focal length:  55 mm
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

World Showcase Lagoon (3)

Aperture: F/5.6
Focal length:  42 mm
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/130 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Looking across at China

Aperture: F/4.2
Focal length:  62 mm
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/8 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Spaceship Earth

Aperture: F/4.2
Focal length:  55 mm
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/15 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Awaiting Illuminations

Aperture: F/4.2
Focal length:  62 mm
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/15 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Kilamanjaro Safari

Scimitar Oryx

Aperture: F/8
Focal length: 125 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1250 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Lone Oryx

Aperture: F/8
Focal length: 200 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Rhinoceros

Aperture: F/8
Focal length: 200 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/640 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Silverback Gorilla

Aperture: F/8
Focal length: 200 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Lion

Aperture: F/8
Focal length: 200 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Giraffe

Aperture: F/7.1
Focal length: 200 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/400 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Giraffe (2)

Aperture: F/7.1
Focal length: 200 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/320 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Giraffe (3)

Aperture: F/7.1
Focal length: 200 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1600 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Giraffe (4)

Aperture: F/8
Focal length: 180 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/400 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Baby Elephant

Aperture: F/6.3
Focal length: 200 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2000 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Disney World Trip – Day 1

One of my favorite places to take pictures, if you haven’t guessed by now, is in Walt Disney World in Florida. This trip was a little different, and this is why. In fact, this trip got even stranger! But those stories are best told on my other blog, so click on the links and find out all about it. Here I will share a few of the best pictures from each day.

Goofy on Parade

Aperture: F/10
Focal length: 30 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

The Haunted Mansion

Aperture: F/5.6
Focal length: 48 mm
ISO: 220
Shutter: 1/125 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Pinocchio

Aperture: F/4.5
Focal length: 26 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2000 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Spaceship Earth (1)

Aperture: F/10
Focal length: 45 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1600 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

Spaceship Earth (2)

Aperture: F/10
Focal length: 55 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1250 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

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