Epcot

Epcot

Epcot, obviously.  I think I’ve been there three times.  I think every time I’ve been less impressed.  When I was there in 6th grade (no camera), I remember running around to all the countries and seeing all the unique stuff and thinking it was awesome (Magic Kingdom did not get the same rating).  When I was there in 2006 shortly after college, I remember doing the same loop, but my predominant impression being that the country venues were full of fake crap and everywhere you turned there were restaurants, shows and souveniers to buy.  I’m not sure if the content really changed (I’m sure my realization that the stuff was all replica was just part of growing up) or if I just got more annoyed with the persistent sales pitches.

Picture taken with Canon Rebel XT, EF 18-55mm @ 22mm, 1/300 sec shutter, f/3.5, ISO 1600

Tiger

Tiger

One of the good shots of a tiger I got at Animal Kingdom many years ago.  I took a huge number of pictures, but I was more enamored with having a fancy new camera and a 300mm lens than getting good shots.  This mainly meant that one of composition, focus and shutter speed were missing.  As a result I have (or had) lots of pictures that were not very crisp and a good number that were flawed in one way or another.  For example, I have a bunch of this same tiger from a better angle, but they all have a big blade of grass across its face which I can’t really remove in post processing.

Picture taken with Canon Rebel XT, EF 70-300mm @ 300mm, 1/320 sec shutter, f/7.1, ISO 1600

Jay Peak, VT

Jay Peak, VT

Another from the Sugarloaf trip, except not from Sugarloaf – this one from Jay Peak, VT.  Nice place to ski with lots of ungroomed, free to ski area.  I’m pretty sure we made several ventures through the center of all those trees over the course of the day.

Pictures taken with Canon Rebel 300D, EF-S 18-55mm lens @ 33mm, f/13, 1/250 sec shutter, ISO 100.