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  • [Pictures] A Wide Angle View of the Disneyland Resort

    Ever since I saw a photo thread of wide angle shots last year (I can't recall who posted it) I have been saving up for a wide angle lens. After checking around, I finally settled on a Sigma 10-20 mm which was highly recommended on several photography review sites. With this lens, there is a slight bit of barrel distortion when it is wide open, but I kind of like that effect. :blush: It's especially effective in Toon Town....




    and on Paradise Pier...




    I love how wide angle lenses can stretch the foreground, creating the illusion of space and giving a completely different perspective of subjects that I've shot several times before. In order to capitalize on this, I've tried to hit the parks early in the morning when there were less people crowding the walkways.

    Some of these shots go back to July when I ran down to Disneyland the day after I received the lens. Instead of abstractly tossing these shots at you, I thought I would organize them into specific areas to give you a wide angled tour, as it were. I'll be adding these in stages, so check back later if you get a chance. Got that double double with extra animal sauce for the fries? Then let's get started!

    Part I - Entrance Area, Main Street and the Hub:


    Some shots of the entrance area to get started. Again, the illusion is that subjects in the back ground look much further away...

















    One of the other cool things about the lens is that when it is used vertically, you can get extremely tall subjects in that you otherwise might miss from that range...








    Before heading up Mainstreet, just a couple shots of the Train Station...







    And trains...










    Then...down Main Street...




    Past the Emporium...




    Past the Indian, er...Native American dude...







    ...and assorted produce...




    and Flowers...




    ...The new Fortuosity Shop...




    The yellow horseless carriage driven by the lady that often plays the obligatory Mickey Mouse Club theme with her horn...




    The China Closet...




    ...and finally down to Coke Corner...




    and the hub...













    ...where we find the band giving a concert in front of the castle...




    A quick photography tip: If you want a shot of the castle with NO ONE on the drawbridge, wait until the band is performing in front....






    Click here for Part II (Adventureland, New Orleans Square, and Critter Country)

    Click here for Part III (Frontierland and Fantasyland)

    Click here for Part IV: (Toontown and Tomorrowland)

    Click here for Part V: (DCA)
    Last edited by Mac Daddy; 10-12-2008, 10:16 PM.


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    WOW!
    Awesome pics!

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    • #3
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      Those are lovely. Can't wait to see more.

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      • #4
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        Great pics, I really like the shot of the Mickey Floral, the colors are very vivid. The Maliboomer shot is also very good.

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          bEAUTIFUL

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          • #6
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            Awesome pics. I love great photos of Disneyland. They never get old. It's always need to see a new perspective on it as well (a la the wind-angle lense).

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              Wow, the entrance area pavement is so clean!

              Great pictures!
              Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

              ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                Looking at Disneyland in a wide-angle perspective really does change the view. The photos are stunnning, well framed, and incredibly colorful. Thanks so much for sharing these.

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                  Rock On Mac Daddy!!

                  photography fo' life

                  Micenation

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                  • #10
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                    Those are really great, thanks for sharing! I especially like the train photo rushing through the trees...it's almost like being there

                    Jenn

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                      I am absolutely loving these. Are you using a full-frame body, or is there a crop factor involved?

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                        Very nice pics. I especially like the ones with the trains.

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                          Interesting wide angle view of DL; thank you!

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                            Very cool! Thanks!

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                              Thanks everybody. Part II is coming up. I just got back from watching the sun come up as I got in line at about 6:20 AM. I didn't get to hang with the other chatters as I took off like a maniac trying to catch the light as soon as the gates opened. :razz:

                              Originally posted by Datameister View Post
                              I am absolutely loving these. Are you using a full-frame body, or is there a crop factor involved?
                              Thanks Data. I'm using a Nikon D80. Apparently, the Sigma 10-20 won't work as well with full frame cameras such as a Canon 5d. Nikons have a bit less of a crop factor than Canon coming in at 1.5x multiplier/crop. So...if I'm working this out the right way, my 18-200 was more like 27-200 and this lens is more like 16-30. As far as Sigma is concerned, i think 12-24 is the widest that will work for a full frame camera without serious vignetting.

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