This is a photo from the archives. I shot Cinderella Castle with the Partner Statue months ago, but never got around to processing the photo. I wanted to try my skill at bracketed/HDR shot so I stayed at the Magic Kingdom until well after park close. It was so late it was even after the Kiss Goodnight and the managers were starting to congregate at the hub meaning I was one of the last, if not the last, person out of the park that night. I setup my tripod, aimed it at Cinderella Castle and changed my camera settings to shoot at -2, 0 and +2. I took a total of three shots, two groupings, with the other grouping as a closer crop. I recently found an online Cloud HDR service, now in beta and not open to the public, which allowed me to create multiple tone maps as well as combine layers into a composite image. After playing around with the service/software in the cloud I was very happy to have finally produce an image of Cinderella Castle which I have always seen shared by other photographers but I never thought I would every be able to recreate on my own.


  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100