Edit: Updated as of 2/1412 with part V.
Scroll down for Part I.
For Part II, click HERE
For Part III, click HERE
For Part IV, click HERE
For Part V, Click HERE
I was hoping to get a few more shots up in my Autumn thread, but I ran out of time, and suddenly the holiday season was upon us. After making several trips to the resort with my camera recently, I'm hoping to get quite a few more shots up in this thread before Spring arrives. Included should be shots of the park decorations, the Candlelight Ceremony, as well as several rainy day shots as I was able to run around in the rain quite a bit last week.
Before proceeding with the photos though, I just wanted share a bit of news in that one of my shots recently made the cover of 76 Pyro Magazine. The December issue just arrived in the mail a couple days ago, and it includes an article that I wrote on my experiences shooting fireworks in the park along with a five page photo spread. Here's the cover:
My First Magazine Cover! by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
For those of you who are fireworks enthusiasts, you may already be familiar with this publication, and if not, please feel free to check them out. Subscription and single copy information can be found at '76 Pyro - THE Fireworks Magazine. I did want to add that "Shoot Fireworks Like a Pro" was added by the editor. I don't consider myself to be a "pro" at this stage in my life as I am constantly trying to improve and I realize just how far I have to go every time I head out with my camera.
I also wanted to give a huge thank you to all of the past and current photographers on Micechat. As I've posted before, it was only due to the photographers on this site that I went out and purchased my first DSLR camera back in 2005.
On with the update!
More Candlelight photos will be coming soon, but here are a couple from Main Street just to give a slightly different perspective:
The Line For Candlelight by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
Walt And Mickey Take In The Candlelight Ceremony by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
This was taken from the wheelhouse of the Mark Twain on the parade filming day. The bright spots were still on the castle during the evening hours:
Early Winter Snowfall by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
Just wanted to throw this in as this night at Club 33 featured three of my Micechat photo buddies and their wives/girlfriend. Pictured around the table are Ring of Fire Hot Sauce (Michael Greening), Corsair 13 (Gregg Cooper) and Photo Stud (Ryan Pastorino) and their lovely companions. Note how all three are either shooting or holding a camera. I thought it was hilarious that we probably spent more time shooting up there than eating:
Dinner Is Served (Explored) by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
More shots from the past few weeks:
A Stormy Day In Fantasyland by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
Enjoying The View (Explored) by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
Monorail Orange (Explored at #2 on 11/21/11) by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
Late Autumn On The Rivers Of America (Explored at #2 on 11/24/11) by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
Flag Retreat At The End Of A Winter's Day by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
Attempting to go Tom Bricker on this one...
Believe In Holiday Magic (27 seconds) by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
One Final Look At Autumn On The Rivers Of America by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
Christmastime Is Here by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
And on this final shot for this opening batch, I think I may have come across something unique in that this particular angle of the tree is pretty tough to get during the holidays during the blue hour as a parade is usually making its way up Main Street during this time. On this particular night (last Monday) the park was closing early due to the Cast Member Christmas Party. It had just finished pouring moments before I took this shot, and I was able to grab a bit of the reflection as everything went white during the castle lighting:
The White Tree At Blue Hour by WJMcIntosh, on Flickr
For Part II, click HERE