Apparently this has been the summer of travel and I’ve really got to work on the whole travel photography thing. I tend to overpack for any trip when it comes to my gear. About a third of my carry-on luggage was devoted to the overflow from my gear bag! Anyway, from NYC to LA (yep coast-to-coast) I got some decent images. Maybe it’s time to flip over to the whole mirrorless thing…
The whole time I was here I kept thinking how cool it would be to fly the drone over it.
Every once in a while I’ll post an image that’s just not meant to be viewed on a mobile device. Realistically, I’d love for these types of photos to be viewed on a large HD screen of some sort where you can get in close and see the whole range and all the detail. This image is a prime example, but unfortunately it’s too big.
I’m wrapping up a whirlwind weekend in California that literally began back in February when I registered and began stressing about having to run (everything went well, btw), and I’m sitting in the airport a whopping 5 hours early for my flight. So I need to kill some time.
I shot a series of images of LA and the surrounding area today while in Griffith Park so I decided to try something – a mega/super/ultra, or whatever you want to call it, panorama image of LA. It turned out great, but it’s going to be sized to fit your screen so it’ll appear really thin. I posted it on Flickr (500px has a limit of 15,000 pixels on the longest side!), but it’s still sized to fit. Bummer. I wonder if I can get it printed full-size…
There’s obviously a lot that’s different between the two parks. After the location (obviously) the biggest difference is simply the size. There’s just more real estate in Florida. But after today’s adventures, the biggest difference for me now is the Disney experience. You get more of it in Florida. I’m not knocking the parks in California – don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed my first day in Disneyland. It’s fascinating to pick out the similarities and differences between all the rides. For instance, in Florida it’s the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House. In California it’s Tarzan’s Tree House. Neat. Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, right smack in the middle of Anaheim. That’s the biggest difference for me – the fact that you’re navigating through a city as well as the parks in California. The public transportation is Anaheim’s. In Florida, you’re completely immersed in all things Disney (that is, of course, if you stay “on campus”). The public transportation is Disney’s. Walt Disney World has a sprawling 43 square miles (or 27,258 acres) of real estate whereas Disneyland operates on about 160 acres. So you see, the “World” has spoiled me.
I get an extra 3 hours to post today. Woohoo! The downside is that I’ll only have 21 hours on Monday. Boohoo. We were all dragging today after 5 hour flights and being up 18 hours we wanted to remain active to avoid going to sleep too early. It was Laguna Beach or bust. I’ve always seen the big waves in pictures or TV, but it was cool to see them in person. We were also pretty distracted by the $15,000,000 homes up on the cliff. Yep. Six zeros and seven figures!