Last week, I wrote about the memory card that failed during my visit to Disneyland. The funny thing is – that’s not the memory failure that caused me the most trouble.
You see, I went to Disneyland because my club is putting on a Travel and Vacation Photography workshop, and I wanted to see if I could make some interesting images of a well-known place. I lived near Disneyland as a child, and took my own children there a few times. I remembered that the grounds are beautiful, colorful, and full of interesting details.
I imagined the park vividly, but without any people.
Well, at any given moment, there are a LOT of people at Disneyland. They’re everywhere. Point your camera in any direction (almost), and a stranger will be in the picture. On top of that, I really don’t like crowds. And what about all those interesting details in the landscaping and architecture? They ensure extremely busy backgrounds, making it hard to isolate one’s subject. So, Disneyland was a more challenging assignment than I expected. Here are some of the images I brought back and the lessons I’ll try to remember.