1/15 sec (in-camera HDR), f/5.6, ISO 3200 — Sony NEX-6 with 18-200
Taken 11/5/2013


There is nothing quite as relaxing as a late-night walk around World Showcase in Epcot.  The local ambient music, the smell of the food, and the cultural aspects of each pavilion are some of my favorite things in all of Walt Disney World.  The facade of Mexico always was a difficult one for me to photograph because you are fairly close even at maximum distance because of its relation to the new restaurant across from the entrance and the top of the pyramid is quite high.  Some of the other pavilions are much easier to capture an overview from the ground, but Mexico is one of the exceptions.  That said, there are lovely views from across World Showcase lagoon but that is another photo for another day.

This picture was made using my Sony NEX-6 using the in-camera, 3 shot HDR mode using my “stroller-pod” (see the “equipment used for this shot further down).   The base shot was 15 seconds, the -2 shot was 4 seconds, and the +2 shot was a whopping 60 seconds for a grand total of 79 seconds.  For this one picture!  Times like this require careful attention to detail in the timing and framing of the shot because at 79 seconds, you don’t get a chance to try again and again.  Its best to get it right the first time through.

I gave this photo of the Mexico pavilion some adjustments in Lightroom and applied a bit of OnOne Perfect Effects 8 until I got the look that I was seeking.  As always, thanks for checking out this post and hope you enjoy this photo of Mexico from Epcot’s World Showcase.


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  1. kenmoreman - Donn Murphy September 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    Your photos are definitely “the next best thing to being there.” They bring back the happiest of memories. Thank you for your careful professional work.

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