Rooftops of Adventureland
I have always liked this style of architecture in Adventureland at Walt Disney World. The South Pacific look appeals to me, even though I have not yet been there. It looks exotic and full of adventure to me.
Because the entrance to the Enchanted Tiki Room is so far off to the left, out of this photo, many people may not even realize that this building is the actual building for the attraction. Most may think it is just an interesting-looking building of some sort. But you can see the “Exit Only” sign at the lower right of this photo, and that is indeed the Tiki Room exit.
And I love those Adventureland torch guys on the lower roof at the far right. They are pretty cool. Except that their torches do not have flames at night as they did in the old days. You can get a slightly better look at them in this photo from a few years ago.
You might be wondering where I took this photo. Wonder no more, because this was taken from the Magic Carpets of Aladdin. Yes, I was soaring above Adventureland in a Magic Carpet with my camera out taking photos. That is because you can sometimes see things from higher up that you can’t see from ground level.
In this case, you can’t get a good look at the Tiki Room building anymore, because the Magic Carpets are in the way. Aladdin came in and took over a rather large courtyard, taking away some interesting views with it.
But the views are still there if you fly. You can see the roof of the queue shade structure in the lower left of this photo, as we fly above it, too.
Sometimes, we have to change our perspective to get a better view of things. When things seem difficult, it helps to take a step back from the situation to see what is really going on.
You can’t usually fly away on a Magic Carpet, but you can get a slightly different view sometimes. That might come from talking to someone who is not involved in the situation. Or it might come from just giving it all a little time.
When we see things from another angle, it often gives us a better picture of what is going on. That can make a big difference.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. - Colossians 3:2
About the Photo
It was a bright, sunny day on this particular day at Walt Disney World, and I wanted to be sure that this photo captured that. I worked with the colors a bit to get the look that I wanted. This one reminds me of some of the old Disney television shows from back in the 1960s. Considering this architecture was from 1971, that seemed appropriate.
I also left in a lot of the noise that comes from this type of processing, because that also goes with that vintage look. I could have removed the noise pretty easily with the Noise Reduction slider in Aurora HDR, as I often do, but I felt it was fitting for the look here.
First Photo: A single Raw exposure, processed in Luminar. Read more about photography tips, photo software, camera gear, and more at Steve’s Photography Tips.
Camera: Sony Alpha A7 II
Lens: Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
Date: March 7, 2019
Location: Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida