“… 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.

Throw Back Thursday - July 10, 2014

Throw Back Thursday – July 10, 2014

disney, walt disney world, epcot, millennium, tapestry of nationsEmbracing the trend of “TBT” I thought I’d share a little bit of one of my favorite (now) extinct parades in all of Walt Disney World history. The larger than life puppet pictured here is from the, “Tapestry Of Nations Parade” (later retitled “Tapestry Of Dreams Parade” for the “100 Years Of Magic” celebration). Tapestry Of Nations Parade was a part of the 15 month Millennium Celebration based in…

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'Sounds Like Summer' Concert Series At Epcot: “Stayin' Alive” - Bee Gees Tribute Band

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Some tribute bands sound good. Some look good. Some move & dance like the original etc… But every once in a while, you get this powerhouse combination of sounds GREAT, looks GREAT, stage presence is GREAT, show is GREAT, light show is GREAT!!! Such was the case tonight with this Bee Gees Tribute Band called, “Stayin’ Alive” from Canada.

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You close your eyes and The Bee Gees are THEREin the…

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Recap: Independence Day At Epcot

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I mentioned the other day that I was going over to Epcot to shoot all kinds of stuff in honor of Independence Day 2014. Well, as usual, I got so busy shooting I didn’t have time to post any pics during the events and festivities. I DID manage to capture some pics of my own in between shooting for Disney.

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The Voices Of Liberty – the acapella group that has been performing live pre shows at The…

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“Independence Day America” – Old Glory And Disney

I shot this about 3 - 4 years ago and have posted it every July 4th (and some other Patriotic Holidays).