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The longer you go without posting the harder it is to come back, so I’ll make this quick and easy. The #We35 Photo Frontier  assignment was to shoot 36 photos as if on a roll of filmcreate a contact sheet, and to pick one selection. I used an actual roll of film and shot at the Chinese New Year parade in Flushing Queens.

knew a parade offered both advantages and limitations to the project. On the plus side I had a guaranteed stream of potential subjects walking by, and the format meant I had to really use quick judgment on whether to shoot any particular subject. I did not want to either have the parade end with shots untaken, nor to finish the roll 50-70% of the way through the parade. But I had little chance to work on composition or to really stop and think about what I was shooting, why, and how best to showcase it. But I was happy with those trade-offs. With no zoom and a slightly wide FOV, my single hoped-for goal was to get a few shots of puppet dragons close-up as I knew they would wind across the whole street and come close enough to get some decent framing. And I managed that. But I chose this because, well, it just seemed like a well-timed moment.

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Following up last week’s shot of a dancer in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom with this team of drummers who perform regularly at the Japan Pavilion in Epcot. It is always a treat to visit the Japanese area of the World Showcase and find them in action.  

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  • Mike CriswellMarch 8, 2017 - 6:00 pm

    Awesome, so much to see and do there!ReplyCancel

Walt Disney World is probably best known for its rides and character meets, but live entertainment plays a huge role in the parks. The Animal Kingdom park offers a Carnivale Dance Party every evening (as far as I can tell) offering live music, dancers, stiltwalkers and more. It is rather centrally located and if you spend any time in Animal Kingdom at night you are likely to stumble upon it at some point.  You can join in the dance fun or stand on the side and watch for as long  — or briefly — as you prefer.

Animal Kingdom is my favorite WDW park to photograph.

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Waiting For Spring

Last, in response to a request, I went out to grab some snow photos before everything melted from the storm we had on Thursday. I walked through the park very close to my house taking 2-3 dozen shots. Then I made some very simple black and white edits, and headed over to Adobe Spark to make the story post you see above.  

Adobe spark is pretty cool and easy to use. It is also free, so go ahead and check it out. You do get a few extra features if you are a paying Adobe customer but nothing anyone would miss in the free version.  It takes a bit of experimentation to figure it out, but once you get past that you should  be able to put together pages like this in an hour or less. Spark also makes slide based video presentations and posts.  Go have fun and be creative.

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