Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Enchanted Tiki Room

A Tropical Serenade in the Magic Kingdom

When the Tiki Room first opened in Disneyland on June 23, 1963, it was the first attraction to feature "audio-animatronics".  The "Tropical Serenade" was one of the opening-day attractions in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World debuting on October 1, 1971.

To get this perspective, head down to the entrance to the Jungle Cruise.  This is an easy shot to not have people in it because from this perspective, you mostly shoot above the heads of the crowd.

This is another handheld 3 bracket HDR image merged and tone mapped in Adobe Lightroom.  The camera settings for the normal exposure was aperture f/7.1, ISO100, 1/500 sec shutter speed and 35mm (1.5x crop).

A couple things I like about this shot are the clouds in the background and how the trees frame the Tiki Room.

Have fun capturing the magic of Disney!