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    Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    I thought I would begin with an A-B comparison so you can see what a difference a couple weeks can make.

    This was taken on the morning of March 6....





    And this was taken yesterday morning, March 21 on Good Friday...



    So...even though I was expecting it, it was a bit of a nasty shock when I arrived to find
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    and this...



    Not the worst I've ever seen, but yeah. It's Spring break.


    I don't think I've seen a guide poodle before....




    Meanwhile, Pinocchio was making a break for it...





    The first thing on my list was to try a few more panoramic shots. I made my first attempt from the train station:




    I didn't get a shot of this, but it's been a LONG time since I've seen the line for the train coming out of the station and almost going down the stairs.


    After my panoramic attempt, it was off to the hub to get some shots of the beautiful Tabebuia trees. Did I mention it was crowded?



    I finally found a nursery in Orange County that carries these trees in larger sizes, and I'm hoping to plant one in the back yard in the next couple of weeks.





    Here's another merged shot as I was trying to pick up the flower bed in the foreground...



    Then it was on to Frontierland/ NOS. They had the extra switchbacks open for Pirates...




    And something tells me someone miscalculated when they jacked up all the prices in the Riverbelle. Is $13.00 too much for a sandwich? This was the crowd at 12:00 noon on Good Friday....



    If you can afford it and don't mind the food, at least you won't have to wait in line very long.


    One of my other reasons for going was that I picked up a new lens lately. It wasn't too expensive and is not the sharpest lens in the world, but it's supposed to take nice macro shots. It's a Sigma 70-300 mm zoom. One of the cool things about taking these telephoto shots is how the background appears larger. I like how SM looks like it's right on top of TSI...




    Not sure if this lady has a name....anyone know?




    Here's a panoramic of ROA...



    Click here for Part II: Night Shots

    Click here for Part III: Parade of Dream Night Shots

    Click here for Part IV - Antiquated shots of this and that

    Click here for Part V: Flowers, flowers, this and that.....and flowers.
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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    I've seen that poodle there before. I also have the sigma 75-300mm with macro capabilities. I rarely use it. Thankfully ti was inexpensive. Last year I purchased a real macro lens.

    The sigma lens is not very sharp at 300mm, but if you crank it back a bit it's pretty sharp. For soem reason it's isn't it's best fully zoomed.

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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    Awesome pictures!

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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    Really nice pics- thanks!
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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    Beautiful!


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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    You shots are too good, MacDaddy

    Good to see you back with more photos. I always love your updates.

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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    Wonderful Pictures, but man is it crowded

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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    Woah! I love that new lense! Awesome pictures!


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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Daddy View Post
    Love this one. Excellent! Thanks!
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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    Whoa, look at the crowds! Great pics! Keep them comin!
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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    NICE PICTURES!!! I like the one from the train! Iam planning a night trip on the 30th and I hate to say this cause I love DL with all my heart BUT, Im not looking foward to it cause the crowds. But hey you gotta make the best of it and move on. Im sure it will still be fun.

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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    Wow I was just there a week ago and it was empty compared to this! I went at a good time then ^^

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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    I've been going about once a week since January but not this past week and boy, it will be shock having to deal with crowds again when I do decide to go. It was nice while it lasted.

    Nice photos. Love the experimental shots you are taking.

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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    I really like your panoramic shots.

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    Re: Photo Update 3/21: Spring is here, so are the crowds, and more night shots

    Oh my gosh... one of my coworkers went yesterday..... I told her it would probably be busy but.... I had no idea it would be that bad!!! Glad I didn't ask to hitch a ride and go along!
    Boy howdy I'll hear about it when we go back to work after Spring break!!

    Great pics as always!! Looking forward to more!!




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