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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    I find the Auto ISO useless on my 5D2 useless since it doesn't go up to the maximum if needed.

    Sure the burst rate is slow but it's never caused me to lose a shot and I know how to align images in PS. I'm looking forward to the 5DIII tho as I'm sure it's focus system will equal or exceed the 7D. That's what really needs upgraded.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    4-22-11
    Today’s “Disneyland Photo Tip of the Day” continues the Definitive Dark Ride posts with a lovely stroll through the Hundred Acre Wood and a visit to Winnie the Pooh.

    For this dark ride, I used virtually the same settings as I did for the other two dark rides but Winnie the Pooh is a bit brighter than Pirates or Mansion and you are much closer to the subjects so I set used the following settings. (I changed the Aperture to F/1.8 because more people have the 50mm F/1.8 lens than have the F/1.4. I also set the ISO at 1600, down from 3200 and raised my Exposure Compensation from -1 1/3 to -1, and set the White Balance to Auto)

    • Aperture Priority, Aperture at F/1.8
    • ISO 1600
    • Exposure Compensation -1
    • Drive Mode set to Continuous Shooting
    • Auto Focus Mode set to AI Servo
    • Metering Mode set to Spot Metering
    • Shooting in RAW
    • White Balance set to Auto
    • Auto Picture Review turned OFF
    • Only the Center Auto Focus Point highlighted
    There was quite a noticeable difference in Color Temperature between Pooh and the other two rides. I’m not sure if it was due to Black Lights or just because you are so much closer to the subject. In virtually all scenes in Pirates and Haunted Mansion, the correct color temperature is around 2700K. However in Pooh, it is around 5200K in most scenes and in the final few scenes, it goes all the way up to 10,000K.

    Here are some of the highlights with the shutter speeds and color temps for some of them.

    1/60


    1/125


    1/60


    1/30


    1/50


    1/50


    1/200


    1/80


    1/125 Color Temp 6800


    1/30


    1/125 Color Temp 7100


    1/320 Color Temp 10,000


    Unfortunately Pirates, Mansion and Pooh were the only 3 Dark Rides that I had the opportunity to photograph on my latest trip. I plan to hit the Fantasyland ones on my next visit.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Great post.
    Last edited by orbitalpunk; 04-22-2011 at 04:34 PM.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by orbitalpunk View Post
    I find the Auto ISO useless on my 5D2 useless since it doesn't go up to the maximum if needed.

    Sure the burst rate is slow but it's never caused me to lose a shot and I know how to align images in PS. I'm looking forward to the 5DIII tho as I'm sure it's focus system will equal or exceed the 7D. That's what really needs upgraded.
    Obviously minor quibbles given its excellence elsewhere. I know I'd gladly trade my Nikon D7000 and glass I have for a 5DmkII and comparable (full frame) glass, if offered. The D7000 is a slouch with its AF, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Sauce 1 View Post
    4-22-11
    Today’s “Disneyland Photo Tip of the Day” continues the Definitive Dark Ride posts with a lovely stroll through the Hundred Acre Wood and a visit to Winnie the Pooh.

    I plan to hit the Fantasyland ones on my next visit.[/SIZE][/FONT]
    I look forward to your Fantasyland shots. Fantasyland dark rides are deceptively difficult (with the exception of IASW), in my opinion. Everything things HM is difficult because it's so dark, but at least it's relatively slow moving and predictable. The Fantasyland rides whip you around and are constantly turning. Even though they're brighter, I think they're more difficult than the others.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    When I tried to put the pictures in last night, the same as I always do, there was a whole new system of uploading them that only showed them to me as thumbnails, then didn't show them at all once it was posted. I'll have to try it again when I get to work and on my other computer.

    Even now when I go in to edit the post, I see the photos as thumbnails so I have no idea what the problem is.

    I just went to re upload the photos and they system was back to normal. That was trippy!
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by WDWFigment View Post
    Obviously minor quibbles given its excellence elsewhere. I know I'd gladly trade my Nikon D7000 and glass I have for a 5DmkII and comparable (full frame) glass, if offered. The D7000 is a slouch with its AF, too.



    I look forward to your Fantasyland shots. Fantasyland dark rides are deceptively difficult (with the exception of IASW), in my opinion. Everything things HM is difficult because it's so dark, but at least it's relatively slow moving and predictable. The Fantasyland rides whip you around and are constantly turning. Even though they're brighter, I think they're more difficult than the others.



    Good to know that it's not just me. I can't see them either.
    You are SOOO Right about the Fantasyland dark rides being difficult. You are moving so fast and jerking around (Mr. Toad), not to mention the fact that you are really close to them and I am using a 50mm lens with a crop sensor making me that much closer to them. They might end up being more like Dark Ride portraits.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    So Mike, what are you using to determine the color temps? With my portraiture work, I shoot everything in Kelvin so I was just wondering what you have used to determine the temps. I thought I would try to maybe approach the shots by setting the kelvin temp before the ride starts. May not work, but I can always ride again and try it differently.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Opps. Sorry about that.

    Wrong post.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlotteS View Post
    So Mike, what are you using to determine the color temps? With my portraiture work, I shoot everything in Kelvin so I was just wondering what you have used to determine the temps. I thought I would try to maybe approach the shots by setting the kelvin temp before the ride starts. May not work, but I can always ride again and try it differently.
    Those temps are simply from me going into the RAW editor and adjusting it to where it looks right. In the near future, I am going to rent a color temperature meter and ride every ride, taking measurements of every scene to know what the exact temp is for every scene in every ride. That will be one heck of a long and valuable list to have handy.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Thanks Mike, I thought that might be it or even the meter like you mentioned.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Sauce 1 View Post
    Those temps are simply from me going into the RAW editor and adjusting it to where it looks right. In the near future, I am going to rent a color temperature meter and ride every ride, taking measurements of every scene to know what the exact temp is for every scene in every ride. That will be one heck of a long and valuable list to have handy.
    Out of curiosity, what's your rationale for doing this? Just to save to time in post?

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by WDWFigment View Post
    Out of curiosity, what's your rationale for doing this? Just to save to time in post?
    It's just to satisfy my own curiosity and to make a detailed list of the accurate color temp of every scene in every ride. I figure that would be a very helpful list for a lot of people.

    I still don't know how color temperture meters work though. If it sends out a flash of light to take a reading, then I obviously can't use it.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Perfect reason Mike!

    Years ago when I took a B&W film class, the teacher used a temp meter and I do not remember it flashing at all. If I am remembering correctly, it looks and works similarly to a light meter. Not sure if there is a combo light/temp meter or not.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Here's the "Pretty" for the day. Even though I took this at 1:30 am and there was no one in the entire front desk area or lobby, security was on me in seconds and this was the only shot I could get that night.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    4-25-11
    Today’s “Disneyland Photo Tip of the Day” is about Non Linear Thinking.

    I’ve been to Disneyland countless times and have taken late night shots down Main St. again and again, usually with other people taking the same shot right next to me.

    Probably 99% of the time, we are standing right in the middle of Main St. shooting down the trolley tracks towards the train station. However, sometimes we (especially me) need to stop being so linear in our thinking and look to the left and to the right to see more interesting angles and viewpoints.

    Here is an example of what I mean.


    By moving just a few feet to the left, it creates an entirely different viewpoint and to me, the pictures tells a much better story of “Main St. USA”.


    Moving to the right does the same thing, only a completely different view.


    So the next time you line yourself up right in the middle of a scene, take a moment and look to the sides for a more unique and possibly more interesting view.

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