Epcot’s Illuminations fireworks display as seen from the Japan Pavilion at the World Showcase. I was shooting very long exposures this night (30″+) and was only able to get a few images because of the duration. I didn’t get a lot of images, but I do like what I captured.
It was also a fun shoot. I locked up focus and composition an hour or so before the show, ate some sushi, chatted with some friends and waited for the fireworks to start. I love the music that accompanies the show.
Located between the Germany and Norway Pavilions at Epcot’s World Showcase, the China Pavilion features a replica of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Epcot’s replica is home to the 360° movie “Reflections of China”. I love seeing this movie and all the images of China it contains but I don’t always get a chance to when I visit Epcot.
Outside of the frame on either side of the bridge are serene ponds that make for interesting photos themselves. I’ll see about grabbing a shot of some of the lily pads next time I’m there during the day.
There’s no way to travel faster around the world than to take a walk through the World Showcase at Epcot. There are eleven countries represented including France (which you see in the photo here). There are rides, foods, and shows at the various countries to give visitors a “taste” each nation (especially if you’re there during the annual Food & Wine Festival as I was to take this photo).
I wasn’t fortunate to have clouds that night, but it was an exceptionally clear sunset which has its own charm.
Today’s Photo: A shot from Epcot’s Illuminations fireworks show on 9/15.
This was shot at f/13, 6seconds on a 2sec timer and long exposure noise reduction on. Very little, if anything, was done in post on this.
I couldn’t mess with the camera much as I was holding my 6 month old son so he could enjoy the show, too! Overall, though, I think it worked out. More to come with fireworks. I’m just starting to experiment.