Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Lagoon and the Volcano

Nighttime is splendid at Tokyo Disney Sea, but also challenging.  For although beauty exists everywhere in spectacular fashion, because of Tokyo Disney's no-tripod policy, it is quite difficult to capture "perfect" representations of this perfection.  This means getting creative--finding a trashcan, a low wall, or even using the ground to stabilize the camera enough to allow for a long exposure that may last half a minute or more for a proper exposure--plus a few other shorter exposures to capture the dynamic range.

With last November being my first time ever at the resort, and being limited to only three days ("only"), I took an approach of quantity first, figuring I could sort through later.  Ideally, I wouldn't have that many wasted shots.  To expedite this, I often resorted to nighttime brackets of only two exposures instead of a more even three or five.  Fortunately, with a full frame sensor, two exposures proved to generally be good enough.  In the scene below, calm and peaceful Mermaid Lagoon and Mysterious Island provide a colorful, evocative presence.  It's just a bit of nighttime magic from the most beautiful theme park in the world!

Across the water to Mermaid Lagoon and Mysterious Island.

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