I wasn't planning on getting a new camera for this trip, but my mother put the bug in my head by saying, "You're not getting ANOTHER new camera this year, are you?", so I couldn't help myself! I ended up going with the Sony RX100m2. It is a point & shoot, but they don't get better than this little beauty! I debated long and hard over the mirrorless, but ended up deciding I wasn't photo-knowledgeable enough to handle a mirrorless (and I will never be able to afford a DSLR, and who would want to lug one of those around anyway).
Never once did I use the flash or a tripod and I still managed to consistently get good pics! I also never took it off of auto mode (so imagine the results I could have gotten had I learned how to use it BEFORE I went!). I also found myself taking tons of pics of flowers that I never noticed before. This is a very photo heavy post, so prepare yourself and, without further ado, the favorite pics of my Disney trip:
First clue...a decent dark shot from a moving vehicle!
I also took my old camera, and never once could I get it to see the lumps in the bed at the hotel in Ocala like the RX100m2:
Weird pic of the Yacht Club elevator floor, but I love that not only can you see the pattern in the marble, but the scratches and scuffs as well!
This store is so busy, it's really hard to get good shots in it, but I got several...here's my fave:
I have tried for years to get a good one of this display and they NEVER turn out right! Yea me!
I was obsessed with flower shots for some reason:
One of the few that didn't auto to macro mode (and blur out the background):
This is extraordinarily true to life in color:
As is this one:
Love the fact that the sky is true to life! Of all the years I've gone to Disney, don't think I've ever managed to capture the blue sky like this:
Night shots without tripod? Yep...go me and most were taken while walking and dealing with Disney's glaring spot lights:
Another great blue sky:
As many times as I've ridden Living With The Land, I always manage to find something new...hidden Mickey anyone?
Finally! A Good Figment pic!
Looking back at the Magic Kingdom from the bridge to Adventureland:
Great Country Bear zoom:
Blood on the Saddle:
First ever decent Pirates & Splash pics:
And LOVE the Haunted Mansion at night!
Prince Eric's castle with Halloween lights:
Another great no-flash pic (and another first ever clear pic of this display):
Shameless plug of my favorite TV show (although bad view since Prince Charming is partially blocked:
A panoramic of Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom:
Haunted Mansion cemetery:
And finally a good interior Haunted Mansion shot!:
BEST BATHROOM EVER (those who have seen the movie will get that)!
And finally, one of the few castle shots I managed to get (I just didn't go around it much):
And that's pretty much it for the best ones (although there are about 1600 more...a new record for a solo trip). I need to give honorable mention to the photos I can't show, my personal "Oh no they din-nit" collection...the photos of people wearing clothes they should in no way shape, form, or fashion wear in private, let alone public. I managed to double the size of the folder this year, so thanks to all the idiots out there with no sense of taste...you've supplied me with laughs and memories for years to come! There were numerous completely see-through lace tops this year on varying forms of sized and aged people (I don't want to see anyone's bra, let alone a big girl or worse, an elderly woman). See through pants...another new (and very scary) trend. If you're Cindy Crawford, sure, I could see it being worn (although I still wouldn't approve), but come on folks, you gotta know you have more back fat and extremely lumpy legs than should be allowed in tight, see-through clothing! Granted, I have more of the inner prude than most, but I also know my size and I would never show a naked body part other than my lower legs, arms, and head in public because I know the rest of me is not fit for the eyes of mere mortals (and then not even for those of the gods). How they can possibly think they look good, or worse, actually hot, is beyond me! But hey, if they didn't, I wouldn't have my collection, so there you go!
Next up, #5 and the best of the Disney best for this round!