Through The Lens 158 – Merry Christmas

The holiday finale shown at the end of IllumiNations during the Christmas season has always been a favorite of mine. The photo above shows all 228 seconds of the finale.

“During this glorious time of year there is one message that rings out around the world in every language. Peace on earth. Good will to men is a wish to hold in our hearts throughout each passing year. A gift of immeasurable value. A treasure being handed down with care, from generation to generation. And so our holiday wish is that everyone, everywhere share in the spirit of the season. Peace on earth, good will to men.”

-Narration by Walter Cronkite

Merry Christmas!

Through The Lens 142 – Illuminations China

Running behind this week, so I’m going to share a fireworks shot from the China Pavilion in EPCOT.

Happy Friday!

Through The Lens 131 – Illuminations

One of my favorite sequences from Illuminations – Reflections of Earth.

Happy Friday!

Through The Lens 81 – Happy Independence Day

Yes, I know I’m a couple of days early, but since I post these on Fridays, this is as close as we’re going to get.  Anyway, this one is from a few years back.  I’ve only shot the Washington DC Independence Day fireworks from the Marine Corps Memorial one time and found it to be a very difficult exposure.  The monument is so dark compared to the fireworks that most of what I got was either badly overexposed fireworks or an underexposed monument.  Fortunately I got one good frame out of that attempt.  Maybe I’ll try it again someday.

Happy Independence Day!


Through The Lens 74 – Wishes

In honor of Walt Disney World’s Wishes fireworks which ran its final show last night, I thought I’d share one of my favorite photos of the show.  The impressive amount of pyrotechnics, launched from the castle, the adjacent building roofs and the main launch site behind the Magic Kingdom made this show a favorite of mine. While the show was impressive from inside the park, watching it from across the lagoon really showed the scale of the show.

Through The Lens 37 – Fireworks!

Ever wondered what 709 seconds of fireworks looks like?  Here’s all of Illuminations from center stage at EPCOT in one shot.  Not perfect, but not bad for a first try.  Looking forward to trying it again later this year.

Through The Lens 33 – Happy Independence Day!

Yeah, I know I’m a couple of days early, but with fireworks displays scheduled throughout the holiday weekend, it seemed appropriate. This one is one of my favorites from the Capitol Fourth fireworks show on the Mall in Washington DC. If the weather cooperates, I may head down again this year.