Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Disneyland Fireworks

It's 15 minutes away, but I rarely go. I hear the fireworks every night @ 9:30 PM. It's part of our regular "soundtrack"... some people have trains, some church bells, some freeway noise, whatever. After a while you hardly notice. So when Lap Dog Knits was told to go out and take some night photographs for her photography class (fireworks were specifically mentioned as a good subject choice), I figured I was long overdue and tagged along. Since we were a little early, we walked through part of the "Downtown Disney" area that's brimming with shops, restaurants and tourists. I noticed the brightly colored Lego Store and thought it might make for a good iPhone shot.
One entire wall was covered with these plastic bins full of legos... how can a kid possibly resist??
There are a number of Disney characters built entirely out of Lego.
A little further along on our walk... one of Downtown Disneys many restaurants.
Around 9 PM, we figured we better get set up for our primary objective:  Fireworks.
Helped this one along a little by adding the fireworks to the original photo.
150mm focal length, f 8, 1 second exposure, ISO 200.
Here's my tribute to the Olympics. I took a circular fireworks shot and duplicated it and added colors to try to make something that vaguely resembles the olympic rings!
 Hope you're having a 
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22 comments:

  1. Fun set of shots! I like the Olympic one. :-)

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  2. I like them all, but especially your creative fireworks shots :-) Are you allowed to take a tripod with you inside Disneyland? (I suppose you took these photos with a tripod)

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    1. Hi Nellies. Thanks for your comment! I think you can take a tripod inside Disneyland, but these photos were taken around the outskirts of the park... we didn't actually go inside.

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  3. The fireworks photos are amazing! Good job!

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  4. I love.love.love. Downtown Disney...when my daughter was little and she was fussy we would go there and just spend the day and of course eat at the Rain Forest ;) Love what you did with the Olympic fireworks...very creative.

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  5. Wow! Very beautiful firework photos.We ,our family went to Disneyland about 20years ago.The late night marching parade was very impressive.

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  6. Oh, you are too clever indeed and I am amazed! These are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing the fun!! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

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  7. Well, I guess that the dogs around your place would be used to the fireworks, then...
    I love seeing photos of fireworks, but I have not tried to capture any, myself.
    I am fascinated with the wall of Lego!!

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  8. I am continually amazed at what people make out of Legos! Your fireworks shots are awesome, and I LOVE the Olympic rings one that you created!

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  9. I've come to expect great things when I visit your blog, and once again you meet (or exceed) my expectations! :-) Fantastic fireworks photos! They're all so fun and festive (I hate the noise and smell of fireworks, so I can appreciate them much more in photographs). The one above the Olympic rings looks like a sky full of fuzzy caterpillars surrounding a succulent leaf! :-)

    I never had legos as a kid (I'm from the Tinker-Toys and Lincoln Logs era!), but know I'd have had a lot of fun with them and like Pat am amazed at what people can create with them! I probably would have had to buy some at that fun store.

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  10. I love how you created the Olympic rings with the fireworks! I think kids of all ages could spend countless hours lost in creativity with those Legos.

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  11. you did a great work on that Olympic rings! you are so creative.

    Namaste.
    Spirit Walk Photos

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  12. Hi there - the Olympic Rings are great! I was supposed to do some night images during this winter - but it seems that I have not managed to do that yet!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  13. Wow, your firework shots are amazing. I love the Olympic rings. Happy Skywatching!

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  14. What a great series!! Your fireworks shots are amazing!! The Olympic rings are very clever!

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  15. That first shot is simple but very effective. It jumped off the screen when I opened up your page. Great olympic shot too. All in all, a fun blog and post. I'll be back..

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  16. AMAZING! This post was a feast for my eyes. Thank you!

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  17. Well, wowser what great photos! I for some reason thought you lived a lot closer to Joshua Tree. I didn't know there was a Legoland at Disneyland (but we haven't been since we took our older grandkids when they were smallish (they're now in their late 20s.)

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