Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Maleficent - The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade

Steampunk Inspiration

Maleficent is the enormous steampunk-inspired dragon that joined the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World during the Spring of 2014.  This fire-breathing dragon measures 53 feet long and towers 26 feet above the parade route.  The Festival of Fantasy Parade was a part of bringing the stories of New Fantasyland throughout the park.

This shot was taken from the second level of the Main Street Railroad station on New Year's Day, 2015.  I have not been up to that level since, but I was told the railing side of the platform that faces main Street is now reserved for parades.

This was a 3 bracket HDR (High Dynamic Range) image took handheld without a tripod.  The setting for the normal exposure was aperture f/6.3, 1/320 sec, ISO 160, 200mm focal length.  

Have fun capturing the magic of Disney!