Magic Kindgom Sunburst

5DMKII + 24-70 f/2.8, Photomatix HDR.

It is a rare thing when the sun and the clouds come together in such a spectacular way. It’s even more rare that you happen to be standing in the perfect location with your camera in your hands and your batteries are charged :)

It’s time like these that make me perfectly content. Last month I was in Orlando, Florida for the Mashable Connect Conference. I was blessed with a room at the Contemporary Resort with a spectacular view of the Magic Kingdom. I snapped a picture of this view every day I was there, but none of them came out because the weather was either hazy, too bright, or cloudless and flat. I was almost going to give up on this shot, but the day before I was due to leave, a storm started building and produced some of the most spectacular clouds I’ve ever seen. I perched myself on the balcony and waited until the perfect moment and snapped this. I missed dinner, but it was worth it :)

This shot is made of 3 photos combined in Photomatix. I then used Photoshop to add more contrast, definition and warmth.

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    Eric Pearson
    June 28, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Nice one, Lisa. Glad to see you sharing your photos again.

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    July 12, 2011 at 7:22 AM

    Hello Lisa,

    Love the pictures…I was wondering, concerning these pictures whether or not you used a tripod when you take the picture? Thanks.

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    Biceps Brachii
    August 2, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Truly, a spectacular photo!

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    Sam Andrews
    October 24, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    I missed dinner, but it was worth it :)

    I love that line. Who would think just for a picture. That picture is really fantastic. It truly was worth it. That is a once in a lifetime pic. Beautiful

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