Now… SING!


Now Sing

1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 25,600 — Canon 1dX with 24-105 f/4L
Photo taken 12/5/2013

“Now… SING!”

Ariel signs the contact with Ursula in the Little Mermaid and the next words we hear are the infamous…

Paluga, sarruga, come winds of the Caspian Sea. Now rings us glossitis and max laryngitis, La voce to me! Now… SING!

As your ride vehicle passes through Ariel’s Undersea Adventure in the New Fantasyland, you encounter one of the most impressive audio-animatronic figures in all of Walt Disney World, Ursula.  This gigantic representation of the sea witch is so convincing and life-like you would think it was real.  In this scene, Ariel has just sealed her fate to Ursual who bids her “Now… SING!”

After photographing this attraction several times with a fast prime lens, I decided to try the 24-105 f/4L to see how my camera could handle the low light and relatively slow lens.  It did beautifully and the auto-focus was fast as ever.  As cameras keep getting higher ISO with lower noise, the need for fast primes becomes less and less.  Some attractions still require fast primes but Little Mermaid can be shot without one. You might say that my camera and lens were really SINGing on this one.

Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, New Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom

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  1. D February 12, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    More from this Guy he gets great shots!

  2. Donn Murphy July 25, 2016 at 8:33 am #

    Your excellent photography is the next best thing to a visit to Disney World. Thank you for this great website and your fine photography and informative captions!!!

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