We decided to celebrate Christmas Day at the Magic Kingdom, the weather was real nice and it was packed with people.
We took the steam trains to Mickey’s Toontown and started our walk from there.
The lines for the rides were long but that didn’t deter Lee and Bo from having fun. I think Lee had the best time ever here.
Lee finally get to see Cinderella castle for the first time.
Tomorrowland is awesome, but to live here might not be so great for me since I still like the old world charm of yesteryear.
We were riding on the peoplemover train and saw the parade in front of Cinderella’s castle, the zoom lens came in handy.
The Egret birds are here also, they look so exotic to me.
The evening parade was awesome, I was taking picture of the Egret birds and didn’t have time to change my lens to a wide angle lens.
We were there to celebrate our Christmas Day and so were many others. Some were there to celebrate happy ever after and for this young lady below she was there to celebrate her birthday.
She is adorable.
Enchanted Tiki Room at Adventureland.
I was worried about not being able to take a clear shot of Cinderella’s castle at night since I didn’t have my tripod with me but it looks like I did well with hand-held and fast shuttle speed.
The night parade was spectacular, we were on our way out and Bo met a lady from Virginia. She told us that it’s well worth the wait, so we sat on the curb and waited for 2 hours and it’s awesome. I had my camera set to continuous shooting, AI Servo AF to AI Servo and ISO and White Balance set to Auto.
Mickey and Mimi Disney’s Electrical Parade float.
Cinderella’s float heading towards her castle…happy ever after.
The last float was to honor America, it was very grand.
Lee had a great time, we didn’t stay for the fireworks since it was real late for Lee. The next day we visited the Animal Kingdom and the weather was extremely cold.
The Main Street Electrical Parade is a time-lapse photography, it was a great learning experience for me.
It looks great. Lee sure looks to be enjoying it all.
Very best wishes for a most excellent 2011 from
Boonie and Mrs S
Thanks Boonie, it’s fun being a kid and Lee loved the place. She talks about going back there again next year. My wallet is not agreeing with her at the moment. 🙂
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You have a steady hand, Nye. Love those night shots! I should have told you about the Quadpods Disney is so nice to supply seemingly everywhere. Most people call them trash cans. 😉 I use them to prop my elbows on them to steady the camera at night when I am not using a tripod. With all those people, much safer anyway to skip the tripod.
Looks like Lee had a very good time.
Scott, Da Grip technique that you mentioned earlier seems to help. I’ll keep in mind hte Quadpods next time. 🙂
I don’t have much choice when it comes to choosing vacation time. In the South, most plants closes in the week of July 4th and Christmas and that’s our vacation so the beach is overcrowded in July 4th’s week. If we visit Disney again it would be during Christmas, the people don’t bother me but it’s a challenge to photograph.
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