In the Mine on Flickr.
The most exciting part about new rides is new photo opportunities and challenges. This ride is definitely an extra challenge due to the speed at which the coaster moves through the mine section. Typically on dark rides im in the 1/50-1/80 range depending on the ride, but this one 1/100-1/150 seems more appropriate. Thankfully camera sensor technology continues to get better so this is only going to get easier as higher iso shots only looks better and better with each new generation. That said, I’m taking Nikon D4s donations for dark ride shooting, lol! Have a great weekend everyone. TheTimeTheSpace - My Portfolio | Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Video Series | Smugmug - Buy prints!

In the Mine on Flickr.

The most exciting part about new rides is new photo opportunities and challenges. This ride is definitely an extra challenge due to the speed at which the coaster moves through the mine section. Typically on dark rides im in the 1/50-1/80 range depending on the ride, but this one 1/100-1/150 seems more appropriate. Thankfully camera sensor technology continues to get better so this is only going to get easier as higher iso shots only looks better and better with each new generation. That said, I’m taking Nikon D4s donations for dark ride shooting, lol! Have a great weekend everyone.

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The End of Main Street on Flickr.
I was going through some older stuff just cleaning up and noticed I had skipped over this shot previously. Possibly because of where it is on Main Street there’s not as much side interest as a typical Main Street shot, but I think the spot is sorta unique and kinda gives a different perspective on the castle. Hopefully no one minds seeing the Mickey lanterns in the middle of summer, I know I for one can’t wait for summer to be over and fall to arrive. Enjoy! TheTimeTheSpace - My Portfolio | Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Video Series | Smugmug - Buy prints!

The End of Main Street on Flickr.

I was going through some older stuff just cleaning up and noticed I had skipped over this shot previously. Possibly because of where it is on Main Street there’s not as much side interest as a typical Main Street shot, but I think the spot is sorta unique and kinda gives a different perspective on the castle. Hopefully no one minds seeing the Mickey lanterns in the middle of summer, I know I for one can’t wait for summer to be over and fall to arrive. Enjoy!

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Splash Mountain and the Fence on Flickr.
Today’s shot is a shot I’ve actually been working on off and on for over a month now. It was just one of those things where every time I thought I had it right I’d look at it the next day and feel it was wrong again. Unfortunately I’m probably my worst critic and will often obsess over details 99% of people will never notice or care about. It’s just hard sometimes to get out of my head when I’m working on a photo if things aren’t just a certain way other people will see it and immediately think the photo is crap (hey, some people still do anyways!, lol). Anyway after tons of fiddling and tweaking I’m pretty happy with this one all things considered. I think the toughest part for Splash Mountain is getting the color temperature on the mountain right which I know I’ve fluctuated on a bit on all my Splash photos. I guess as long as it’s in the general zone it doesn’t really matter. Enjoy. TheTimeTheSpace - My Portfolio | Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Video Series | Smugmug - Buy prints!

Splash Mountain and the Fence on Flickr.

Today’s shot is a shot I’ve actually been working on off and on for over a month now. It was just one of those things where every time I thought I had it right I’d look at it the next day and feel it was wrong again. Unfortunately I’m probably my worst critic and will often obsess over details 99% of people will never notice or care about. It’s just hard sometimes to get out of my head when I’m working on a photo if things aren’t just a certain way other people will see it and immediately think the photo is crap (hey, some people still do anyways!, lol). Anyway after tons of fiddling and tweaking I’m pretty happy with this one all things considered. I think the toughest part for Splash Mountain is getting the color temperature on the mountain right which I know I’ve fluctuated on a bit on all my Splash photos. I guess as long as it’s in the general zone it doesn’t really matter. Enjoy.

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Expedition Everest Entrance on Flickr.
I like how I still have few enough night Animal Kingdom shots done that I still find it pretty new and exciting every time I process one. I’m sure that will eventually wear off as I still have a decent amount to get to. It’s just the 30th time you process a Cinderella Castle shot isn’t quite as exciting as the 1st time. I’m not saying its not enjoyable I just feel like I’ve become sorta numb to some of the things I’ve shot a lot of. TheTimeTheSpace - My Portfolio | Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Video Series | Smugmug - Buy prints!

Expedition Everest Entrance on Flickr.

I like how I still have few enough night Animal Kingdom shots done that I still find it pretty new and exciting every time I process one. I’m sure that will eventually wear off as I still have a decent amount to get to. It’s just the 30th time you process a Cinderella Castle shot isn’t quite as exciting as the 1st time. I’m not saying its not enjoyable I just feel like I’ve become sorta numb to some of the things I’ve shot a lot of.

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Tower of Terror Wide View on Flickr.
So after nearly a week of testing I’ve decided to make the jump to Capture One. I’m feeling very comfortable with it but now hope to spend a bit of time with some good tutorials and really digging into the program to see how I can get the most out of it. Has anyone else given it a try yet? Any converts? TheTimeTheSpace - My Portfolio | Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Video Series | Smugmug - Buy prints!

Tower of Terror Wide View on Flickr.

So after nearly a week of testing I’ve decided to make the jump to Capture One. I’m feeling very comfortable with it but now hope to spend a bit of time with some good tutorials and really digging into the program to see how I can get the most out of it. Has anyone else given it a try yet? Any converts?

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Animal Kingdom Entrance on Flickr.
As I mentioned yesterday I’ve been testing out replacing Lightroom with Capture One in my work flow. My work flow previously was Lightroom->Photomatix (when applicable)->Photoshop and now obviously I’m trying C1->Photomatix->Photoshop. This shot I had worked on last week but wasn’t very happy with some of the elements especially some of the colors. I couldn’t seem to dial it in just right. With C1 I was able to have it 95% of the way there before I even went in to Photoshop and then easily take it the last 5% of the way there once it was. Basically I think I’ve decided I’ll be hopping on the 50% off deal before the weekend is up. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend everyone! TheTimeTheSpace - My Portfolio | Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Video Series | Smugmug - Buy prints!

Animal Kingdom Entrance on Flickr.

As I mentioned yesterday I’ve been testing out replacing Lightroom with Capture One in my work flow. My work flow previously was Lightroom->Photomatix (when applicable)->Photoshop and now obviously I’m trying C1->Photomatix->Photoshop. This shot I had worked on last week but wasn’t very happy with some of the elements especially some of the colors. I couldn’t seem to dial it in just right. With C1 I was able to have it 95% of the way there before I even went in to Photoshop and then easily take it the last 5% of the way there once it was. Basically I think I’ve decided I’ll be hopping on the 50% off deal before the weekend is up. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend everyone!

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After Midnight on Main Street USA on Flickr.
I have been using Adobe Lightroom in my work flow now since I first started out as a photographer almost 4 years ago. After a few days of testing I believe I will soon be replacing it with Capture One. One thing immediately apparent when comparing photos processed through Capture One vs Lightroom is the photos from Capture One seem to almost lift a layer of haze off the photos when compared to Lightroom. Another aspect about Capture 1 I really like is it has custom color profiles that were created specifically for whatever camera you are using. I found straight out of the box color was much more accurate and dialing in for the final edit was much easier. Not applicable here but I also found skin tones to be much nicer and realistic when using Capture One compared to Lightroom. There are some drawbacks I’ve encountered related to automation in my workflow, but they may be because I’m still learning the program rather than any shortcoming in the program itself. Once I’ve had a chance to spend more time with it I’ll be sure to update my findings.  Now the point to all that is today’s photo is the first shot I’m posting where I used Capture One for processing instead of Lightroom. While I’m not sure how dramatic a difference will be noticed at web viewing sizes (or without something to compare it to) the difference in clarity at 100% was pretty shocking. As I mentioned when processed through Capture One it was like a layer of haze had been lifted off the image. I still want to spend a few more days before I commit fully to changing over, but they are having a 50% off sale til July 27th, so unless C1 decides to send me a free code I’ll have to decide soon! TheTimeTheSpace - My Portfolio | Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Video Series | Smugmug - Buy prints!

After Midnight on Main Street USA on Flickr.

I have been using Adobe Lightroom in my work flow now since I first started out as a photographer almost 4 years ago. After a few days of testing I believe I will soon be replacing it with Capture One. One thing immediately apparent when comparing photos processed through Capture One vs Lightroom is the photos from Capture One seem to almost lift a layer of haze off the photos when compared to Lightroom. Another aspect about Capture 1 I really like is it has custom color profiles that were created specifically for whatever camera you are using. I found straight out of the box color was much more accurate and dialing in for the final edit was much easier. Not applicable here but I also found skin tones to be much nicer and realistic when using Capture One compared to Lightroom. There are some drawbacks I’ve encountered related to automation in my workflow, but they may be because I’m still learning the program rather than any shortcoming in the program itself. Once I’ve had a chance to spend more time with it I’ll be sure to update my findings.

Now the point to all that is today’s photo is the first shot I’m posting where I used Capture One for processing instead of Lightroom. While I’m not sure how dramatic a difference will be noticed at web viewing sizes (or without something to compare it to) the difference in clarity at 100% was pretty shocking. As I mentioned when processed through Capture One it was like a layer of haze had been lifted off the image. I still want to spend a few more days before I commit fully to changing over, but they are having a 50% off sale til July 27th, so unless C1 decides to send me a free code I’ll have to decide soon!

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Yellow Brick Road to Emerald City on Flickr.
This is one of the more fun dark ride shots to process thanks to all the wonderful color available to work with. Highlights on Dorothy can be an issue if you’re not careful, but other than that the scene is very nicely lit which allows you to shoot at a lower ISO and generally end up with a sharp clean image. The greenery also can look a bit grungy but nothing that can’t be easily fixed with a curves adjustment. Enjoy. TheTimeTheSpace - My Portfolio | Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Video Series | Smugmug - Buy prints!

Yellow Brick Road to Emerald City on Flickr.

This is one of the more fun dark ride shots to process thanks to all the wonderful color available to work with. Highlights on Dorothy can be an issue if you’re not careful, but other than that the scene is very nicely lit which allows you to shoot at a lower ISO and generally end up with a sharp clean image. The greenery also can look a bit grungy but nothing that can’t be easily fixed with a curves adjustment. Enjoy.

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Yacht & Beach Pink Morning on Flickr.
Today I have another shot from the Yacht and Beach club, though taken on a different morning. Getting some resort shots in the mix finally was nice and hopefully our next trip I’ll be able to check out some other resorts for photos as well. Enjoy. TheTimeTheSpace - My Portfolio | Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Video Series | Smugmug - Buy prints!

Yacht & Beach Pink Morning on Flickr.

Today I have another shot from the Yacht and Beach club, though taken on a different morning. Getting some resort shots in the mix finally was nice and hopefully our next trip I’ll be able to check out some other resorts for photos as well. Enjoy.

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Diamond Horseshoe on Flickr.
I’m not sure I understand why Disney allows places such as the Diamond Horseshoe to sit and be used only on special occasions like Holidays. I’m not advocating they get rid of, but rather they return it to an every day experience. Enjoy. TheTimeTheSpace - My Portfolio | Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Video Series | Smugmug - Buy prints!

Diamond Horseshoe on Flickr.

I’m not sure I understand why Disney allows places such as the Diamond Horseshoe to sit and be used only on special occasions like Holidays. I’m not advocating they get rid of, but rather they return it to an every day experience. Enjoy.

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