If you follow me you already know I am a huge Disney fan. Personally as a photographer I think Disney (World, Land, Paris, Hong Kong, etc.) is the best place to photograph. Not only is there so much to shoot, Disney parks have so much detail you can’t make it too far down Main Street at Magic Kingdom without shooting at least one hundred photos. The other thing about Disney parks is how they “transform” at night, as evident by the picture here of Spaceship Earth. Spaceship Earth is lit up with purples and pinks which matched the sunset perfectly in this shot. It also helped that the Fountain of Nations is lit up with an orange light, I am guessing not by accident, which adds to the color of the shot. I did edit the photo in both Lightroom and Photoshop. Despite my patience some of the park guest this day did not want to cooperate so I had no choice but to digitally remove them. Don’t worry I did it in Disney fashion and waved some pixie dust to make they magically disappear.
More about Spaceship Earth from Wikipedia:
Spaceship Earth is the name given to the 165 ft geodesic sphere that greets visitors at the entrance of Walt Disney World‘s Epcot theme park. Housed within the sphere is a dark ride that serves to explore the history of communications and promote Epcot’s founding principles, “[a] belief and pride in man’s ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere.” A previous incarnation of the ride, narrated by actor Jeremy Irons and revised in 2008, was explicit in its message:
“Like a grand and miraculous spaceship, our planet has sailed through the universe of time, and for a brief moment, we have been among its many passengers… We now have the ability and the responsibility to build new bridges of acceptance and co-operation between us, to create a better world for ourselves and our children as we continue our amazing journey aboard Spaceship Earth.”
- Aperture: ƒ/5.6
- Focal length: 50mm
- ISO: 320
- Shutter speed: 1/80s