Monday, October 10, 2016

Tomorrowland

A Fisheye Perspective

Tomorrowland was originally supposed to be Walt's vision of the future.  The problem with that is the future is always changing.  So in 1994, Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World went through drastic changes to resemble the future as envisioned by sci-fi comic strip writers from the early 20th century.  Many of the rides were renamed, and color schemes updated.



Tomorrowland is arguably the most popular of the Magic Kingdom's themed lands due to the popularity of Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin. 

Here is an intersting thing to look for next time you are there.  Notice how wide the walkway is going into Tomorrowland.  Then look at how wide the walkway is going into Adventureland which is on the opposite side of the hub.  That's because Disney Imagineers know that people usually go to the right.  In the morning, the wider walkway accommodates the large crowds that tend to walk to the right.

So the location is just on the back side of the Tomorrowland sign in the Magic Kingdom, at Walt Disney World.  To get this shot, I used my fisheye lens and took 3 bracketed images to make an HDR image (High Dynamic Range) to get this perspective.  You can see from the picture that I walked under the Tomorrowland entrance sign and got very close to one of the legs.  I did this shot handheld without a tripod.  I also tried to make sure I got some of Cinderella Castle in the shot.

The normal exposure image in the 3 bracket HDR shot was set to aperture f/8.0, ISO100, 1/400 sec.  I always use aperture priority when I take bracketed images for HDR so the depth of field doesn't change.

Enjoy capturing the magic of Disney.

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