Ansel Adams, Clyde Butcher - Move Over! :)

Ansel Adams, Clyde Butcher – Move Over! :)

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Ansel Adams and Clyde Butcher (Butcher – Florida black & white, large scale photographer) are my two biggest influences and heroes in the world of not only black & white photography, but outdoor nature shots in black & white as well. In reference to the later part of that statement, outdoor nature black & white photography (to me) is one of the toughest shots to capture AND make it look REALLY…

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Yet Another Set Of Very Unique Pictures Of Spaceship Earth

Yet Another Set Of Very Unique Pictures Of Spaceship Earth

Mike Thomas Imagery: Epcot Center &emdash; DSCF0333

Some of you probably think all I know how to shoot or the only place I ever go now is Epcot / Spaceship Earth. Truth is, while shooting “other” stuff in and around Epcot for “other” reasons (eventually, that will all make sense ;)), I experimented with some new photographic processes and effects on ‘The Ball’. These pictures herein were just two more that I had yet to post. I will confess, these…

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Nighttime Disney: Spooky Castle

Nighttime Disney: Spooky Castle

Mike Thomas Imagery: Nighttime Disney &emdash; DSC_4557

What really intrigues and amazes me about these two shots is actually not the intensity of the pyro blasting off all around Cinderella Castle (Magic Kingdom Park / Walt Disney World) or the coloration therein the shot. Rather, it’s the fact that I shot both of these handheld (no tripod) with a 35mm fixed focus / prime lens and  a shutter speed of 125/sec, aperture set at 1.8 and ISO at 800. I…

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So While At Disney’s Hollywood Studios ….

So While At Disney’s Hollywood Studios ….

Mike Thomas Imagery: Disney's Hollywood Studios &emdash;

I was again, shooting ‘something else’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios a few days back and found my self at two different times in a position to take these slightly unique pictures. They pretty much speak for themselves. But just in case you’re not familiar – “The EAR-Ful Tower” (above) was the original icon of “The Disney/MGM Studios Theme Park” dating back to 1989 when the park first opened (and…

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“… Tranquility Base here: The Eagle Has Landed …”

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the first manned landing on the lunar surface. Thank you Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins - as well as the whole NASA team.

Nighttime Disney: The Streets Of U.K.

Nighttime Disney: The Streets Of U.K.

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After finishing up another shoot for Disney tonight (Thursday, July 17th 2014), I had reason to walk through The United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot / Walt Disney World.

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It was right at closing and Illuminations: Reflections Of Earth was just starting. Henceforth, there weren’t many Guests around the side or back streets of The U.K. area. Never being without some camera or other, I decided to try…

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"… That’s One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind …"

“… That’s One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind …”

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Mission: SPACE (Epcot / Walt Disney World) & A Full Moon Rising

45 years ago today, NASA and The United States launched Apollo 11 from Kennedy Space Center in Titusville Florida. Destination: The Moon. Yep – it’s been that long since this worldwide historic event began it’s endeavor. I think I was about 11 years old then. I remember listening to Walter Cronkite (and others) describe it all both…

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Nighttime Disney: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Having had a good response from my concept of “Nighttime Disney,” here’s the next in the series - the new…

Night-Time Disney – Magic Kingdom Park

As many of you know or could presume by the pictures I create and post here at Magic And Memories (and on my…

Disney’s Electrical Parade – Just Passing By

This picture I shot a while back doesn’t really need any words (pun intended). I shot it with a long shutter release time, tripod’d, low ISO, moderate aperture and with the use of a wired remote as the parade was passing by in Town Square at The Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World.