Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Night shots at Disneyland

I've been wanting to come back to Disneyland and play around with my new 8mm fisheye lens since I first got it in September.  I was able to get some really fun photos with it after dark and I even got one printed on aluminum and the results were fantastic.  The picture I printed is the first one in this post.  
Theresa and I headed to the parks right after work.  We went on a couple rides (Winnie the Pooh was one of them of course), and then started taking photos.
We met a really nice cast member who saw us taking photos and was really helpful.  She moved signs out of the picture and stood off to the side while I took the shot.  Thanks Stephanie! 
The next stop was Tomorrowland where I was looking to get a few more shots to match the Astro Orbitor shot I took previously.

The ride everyone loves to hate.  It's very colorful though.

I took this photo was back in July when we stayed in the Disneyland Dream Suite and got a private guided tour of the park after it has closed.  I was hoping to duplicate the shot and maybe even improve on it with a few more lights on.  

We had to wait until 30 minutes after the park closed for all the people to leave.

As I was wrapping up this shot I turned around and there was a security guard standing motionless 5 feet away.  He asked if we got the shot. I said yes and do we need to leave? It was 8:45pm, 45 minutes after park closing, so he said that Tomorrowland had to be cleared out.

No worries for us.  Main Street is open for another 15 minutes.  Coke Corner looks beautiful.

And of course I had to end the night taking a picture of the Photo Supply Co.

It was a great night for photography.  We'll be back again for more fun nighttime shots!

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