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

Seagull

Seagull

A seagull… which I’m sure everyone has seen before.  I don’t have a huge amount of time spent taking bird in flight pictures, but I think this is one of the better ones I’m managed to get.  I think it was taken on Skillagalee Island.

Picture taken with Canon Rebel XT, EF 70-300mm @ 300mm, 1/2500 sec shutter, f/8 ISO 400

Victoria Crowned Pigeon

Victoria Crowned Pigeon

This is the same Victoria Crowned Pigeon from before, just another shot of it, apparently with a shutter speed of 1/20 of a second, which seems ridiculous.  I must have moved by the exact same amount and direction as the bird for this to have come out even view-able.

Picture taken with Canon Rebel XT, EF 70-300mm @ 300mm, 1/20 sec shutter, f/5.6, ISO 1600