Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reflections of Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle, is the iconic centerpiece of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.  At 189 feet tall, through a technique called forced perspective, the castle appears even taller.  One reason for the height was to keep the castle under 200 feet, the height at which the FAA would require the building to have a red flashing light at the top.  No "stonework" was used to create Cinderella Castle.   Despite its looks, the exterior of the castle is made of fiberglass.

This view of Cinderella Castle is taken from the bridge between the Hub and Liberty Square.

This shot was a 3 bracket HDR (High Dynamic Range) image with the normal exposure set to aperture f/4.5, 1/250 sec shutter speed, ISO 100  with a focal length of 18mm (1.5x crop).  This was done handheld without a tripod.