MONORAIL CORAL PASSES SPACESHIP EARTH


THE PICTURE OF THE DAY, 1/7/2013


Monorail Coral Passes Spaceship Earth

Monorail Coral Passes Spaceship Earth
1/800 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200 – Taken 12/9/2006

“Monorail Coral Passes Spaceship Earth”

This photo was taken during the Epcot Future World meet at Mousefest in 2006, which was my 2nd time hosting a “meet”.  The weather was perfect and the crowd was enthusiastic and it went really well.  This photo was taken from over near Ellen’s Energy Adventure and features the “Mickey Wand” that was removed as part of the major renovation in 2007.  I like this angle because it features strong leading lines (Monorail Beam), classic iconic architecture (Spaceship Earth), motion (monorail),

It also is a prime example for how using “rule of 3rds” to compose a shot works nearly every time.  If you image the photography with grid lines drawn (horizontally and vertically) at both 33% and 67% in the form of a tic-tac-toe board, you will see how this image comes together.  The intersection of the grid lines, known informally as “power-points” are where the key features in the photo should be located and the lines themselves help everything else fall into place.

What did you think about the wand?  Loved it?  Hated it?  No opinion?  Personally, I was in the “loved it” camp, much like I really like the Sorcerer Mickey hat in Disney-Hollywood Studios. I never did understand the vitriol and hatred toward the Mickey Wand but I can see where some people really love the pure perfection of the geodesic sphere.  Leave YOUR comments in the space below this article and let you voice be heard!

Technical Details: Canon 5d, Canon 24-105 f/4L, 1/800 second, f/8, ISO 200
Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Raw Conversion, custom Topaz Adjust Blend, s-curve, vignette
Photo taken 12/9/2006.
Spaceship Earth, Future World, Epcot


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  1. Frank Caey June 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    I guess I’m a traditionalist when it comes to WDW icons. Don’t screw with the ball is my motto. I have been coming to WDW almost every two years since 1987. Each time I visit I take numerous pictures of the ball. First in slides and now in DSLR. When the wand was attached it totally turned me off. I was also not a great fan of the “hat” in Hollywood Studios.

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