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    My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Hi everybody! I've been reading through MiceChat for a while now and just recently joined and was looking forward to posting my first trip report! My Mom and I just returned last night and I finally finished going through the first day of photos. Please note, this was my first time using a DSLR and had a hard time getting used to all the features and the slight added weight (I was used to using a small Sony Cybershot on previous trips). Anyways, let's begin...

    5/8: Normally, my Mom and I would leave our house around 2am so we could get there by opening but we both woke up a slightly late and left the house around 4am. We get to the Mickey & Friends parking lot around 12:30-1. As my Mom was in line to pick up an ECV (she has bad knees and also has a very hard time keeping up with me), I decided to get a pic of the entrance of DCA.



    Afterwards, we head into DL and head straight to the AP Processing to get her AP.




    As soon as she was finished, our first attraction was Captain EO. Then we headed into DCA for Aladdin. Since we were there pretty early, I decided to walk around and get some pics.



















    Time for the show!!





    After the show, we headed over to Paradise Pier and went on Toy Story Midway Mania!



    Afterwards, I went over to California Screamin' and snapped a few pics of other guests at the launch before I got on.







    After that, went on Mickey's Fun Wheel to catch some construction pics.









    After MFW, we head back into DL and see if Sailing Ship Columbia was sailing. Unfortunately, she was still docked at the time.







    Soon afterwards, we leave the park to go check in to our hotel and have dinner. Then, realizing I was running short on time, my Mom goes back to the hotel room to sleep early as I headed back to Downtown Disney to the House Of Blues to see Flyleaf!



    And that is it for May 8! I'll post pics from May 9 as soon as I finish going through them. I hope you enjoy the pics!

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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Awesome TR

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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Thanks for posting these great shots, DF86, and congrats on your new DSLR! We're looking forward to seeing more of your shots!

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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Awesome shots!
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    I don't know why, but I really love this shot for some reason.

    Awesome trip report! I really wish I could get into the park early for once. Looks like a beautiful day to go to Disneyland!

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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Nice pictures! You're going to love having a DSLR. Just be careful about buying equipment - you can quickly eat up the cash buying parts for it.

    A couple things you really want to play around with are the Aperature-Override & Shutter-Speed Override modes. Being able to lower depth of field or blur action is what sets DSLRs apart from P&S cameras. You're definitely on your way to becoming an accomplished photographer! You have the eye of one.

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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Very nice pictures, I love the ones of Grizzly River Run!

    I'm so jealous of you, I was suppose to see Flyleaf that night too, but everyone bailed on me last minute . . . oh well.
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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Sweet photos. I saw Flyleaf at the house of blues there 3 years ago. They were awesome and sick puppies opened for them.
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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gino USMC View Post
    Sweet photos. I saw Flyleaf at the house of blues there 3 years ago. They were awesome and sick puppies opened for them.
    This was my first time seeing Flyleaf live. The funny thing is that I didn't know they were performing at the House Of Blues till a couple of days before my trip. Tickets were sold out online so I took a chance at the box office and they had a few tickets available. It was an amazing show!

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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Some nice pics.....thanks for posting your TR.

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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Thanks for posting...wonderful TR...your pictures are great!
    Keep posting...cant wait for more
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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Great TR!!! I love when they are photo heavy! Really immerses me in the magic


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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    your pictures are making me so excited for my trip next month!

    p.s. I see you're from SL, I'm in Livermore :]



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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Great first trip report, Home run Cant wait to see the rest in the future.

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    Re: My First Trip Report 5/8-5/12 (Photo Heavy)

    Quote Originally Posted by MistrWebmastr View Post
    A couple things you really want to play around with are the Aperature-Override & Shutter-Speed Override modes. Being able to lower depth of field or blur action is what sets DSLRs apart from P&S cameras. You're definitely on your way to becoming an accomplished photographer! You have the eye of one.
    I have a dslr, but for disney I take my point and shoot which also has full aperture and shutter speed control...of course the dslr is superior, but it can be had in a point and shoot as well.

    What sets it apart for me are the different lens options and easier controls.

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