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Thursday, September 28, 2006
Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom)




Expedition Everest at night, during Extra Magic Hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This is a site to see and I would have ridden the darn thing but the ride was down due to an electrical storm that had passed through earlier in the evening. Another classic piece of lightscaping by the Imagineers.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Wishes!




Wishes! is the night time Disney fireworks spectacular at the Magic Kingdom in Florida. This photo was taken from the ferry launch at the Transportation and Ticketing Center ("TTC") across the lake. Wishes! features a moving soundtrack, accompanied by sparkling effects such as these and a whopping amount of aerial shells. It is one moving display and folks often have tears in the eyes while watching it.

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Monday, September 11, 2006
CONTEST WINNER...
The winner of the how many photos did I take contest is Tara who guessed 10,476, which was the closest to the correct answer of 8,655. I have sent Tara an email so she can choose her prize; thanks to all who entered and stay tuned for another contest in the future.

In the meantime, please visit THE MAGIC IN PIXELS for a complete listing of Mousefest 2006 events featuring Your's Truly! I will be hosting several photo tours in the parks and be appearing at the Mega Mouse Meet on Saturday 12/9/06, so I really hope to see you there. More photos coming soon!

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Sunday, September 10, 2006
The Power of Shooting RAW




This is a before and after photo of the Walt Disney World Dolphin used to illustrate what is possible when shooting in RAW. If your camera has the capability (very few point and shoots have it, all D/SLR's have it), this is what is possible. The top image is a shot of the Dolphin straight out of the camera with no processing other than opening the RAW file. The bottom image is the completed photo, taken from the RAW and processed with a workflow that I use on all my images. The purpose of this exercise is not to divulge my workflow or host a lesson on Photoshop technique so please don't ask about that as it is beyond the scope of this post, but to illustrate what is possible when using the RAW format to it's capability.

For more information on processing RAW images or workflows, simply Google RAW workflow, Photoshop RAW, etc.

Be sure to visit THE MAGIC IN PIXELS. Contest winner to be announced tomorrow, so stay tuned!

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Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Innoventions (Epcot)




This neon sign outside Innoventions in Epcot really is something to see once the sun goes down. To get this image, I used a tripod and a long exposure to capture all parts of the sign as illuminated, as the sign flashes randomly. I really enjoy Future World at night, as there are all sorts of nice touches, such as this sign to see and discover.

DON'T FORGET TO VISIT THE MAGIC IN PIXELS and enter the current contest...see a few posts below. Still plenty of time to try to win a great prize.

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Permalink      Written at 11:55 PM by Tim.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Mousefest 2006


Hi guys...

Just wanted to let you know that The Magic in Pixels (and Tim Devine's Disney Photo Blog) is going to Mousefest from 12/7 - 12/12. I will be hosting at least one photo tour in which we will talk about how I get some of the images that most of you are familiar with from my sites and take some more photos while we are at it.

The tour(s) are open to folks of all skill and experience levels. Be sure to bring lots of batteries and memory cards. Exact dates are still being working out, but if you are interested, please shoot me an email at tim@themagicinpixels.com and let me know that you are interested. I am also open to suggestions and ideas, so pls. let the emails fly.

The exact times/dates/locations are still being worked out but I will announce them as soon as I know something.

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Saturday, September 02, 2006
The Crystal Palace (Magic Kingdom)




The Crystal Palace, Buffet with Character, is a character dining experience in the Magic Kingdom featuring the gang from Winnie the Pooh. Situated at the end of Main Street USA near Adventureland, this Victorian themed restaurant serves up quite the assortment of foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This photo shows the "topiary" figures of Pooh, Piglet, and Eeyore made out of mini roses tightly woven together. A nice touch on the way into a great eating establishment. Better make reservations!

MAKE SURE TO VISIT THE MAGIC IN PIXELS and don't forget to send me your guess for the contest...see a few posts down for details!

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Permalink      Written at 2:32 PM by Tim.