My fellow Americans,
This week, I was fortunate enough to visit Walt Disney World to watch their #LimitedTimeMagic Celebrate America fireworks twice. On both nights, I viewed from the beach in front of the Polynesian
Village Resort. For the first night, I was trying to establish some wide shots, get the Contemporary Resort in some photos, and figure out from where to best view the fireworks, as I’d never before watched Magic Kingdom fireworks from the Polynesian outside of ‘Ohana. The second time around, my hopes were to get some good long-exposure shots from a more head-on angle of Cinderella Castle. I feel both nights were successful, with the second more so. This was a great show and I loved that Disney decided to go with Celebrate America all week for Limited Time Magic instead of just two nights, as they have in the past.
The cameras and lenses used were a Canon T3i with a 10-22mm lens, a Canon 6D with a 24-105mm lens, and a Canon T5i with an 18-135mm lens. On the first night I had the T3i handheld and the 6D on a tripod. On the second night I had the 6D on a tripod and my friend Clint (follow him on twitter!) had his T5i on a tripod. While I much prefer the tripod-stabilized long-exposure images, the handheld T3i photos show off some things that they can’t – such as the star-shaped bursts.
I hope you enjoy the photos!