Boathouse at Disney Springs

A Cloudy Day at Disney Springs

The Boathouse restaurant and gift shop at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World, along with some pretty cool clouds in the sky

The Boathouse restaurant and gift shop at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World, along with some pretty cool clouds in the sky. As seen during our 2019 Florida Summer Vacation.

We have not yet actually eaten at the Boathouse restaurant, although it seems like we keep on ending up in that area of Disney Springs. I previously shared another cloudy day photo there from our 2017 trip. We took a photo of Laura and Jaylin with their fun Christmas decorations in our December 2018 Disney Springs visit before our cruise. And then the Harding Chorus (including Jaylin) sang at the stage next to the Boathouse back in the spring. We also usually wander through the gift shop for a few minutes, just to take a look around.

So maybe one of these days we will actually make it worth their while to have built this place by eating there and contributing to their well-being. Although I get the impression that they are doing just fine with or without us.

See more from our visits to Disney Springs and other things we did on this trip at the 2019 Florida Summer Vacation page.

Modern Technology

The other day I was reminded of an amazing fact. This comes from the book Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger, by the way.

Here is the statistic: The computer on the Apollo command modules had 38 storage banks. Each of those storage banks could hold 1000 bytes of information. Yes, that’s right. The computer that helped men land on the moon had 38 kb of memory.

The standard iPhone these days has over 1.5 million times that much memory! That is amazing to me! And it is amazing in two different ways.

First off, it is amazing to me to see how far we have come in computer technology in the last 50 years. Back then, 38 kilobytes took up much more room than it would now. They were trying to figure out where to put those storage banks in the command module back then. These days we have small, thin phones with hundreds of gigabytes that fit in our back pockets. Over the years, things have gotten smaller and faster. Better? Maybe.

The other amazing aspect is that with that very limited computing power, they were still able to land on the moon. And return back to earth, too, by the way. Don’t forget that important part, either. That should be a reminder that we do not need to just rely on technology to solve all our problems. It might be a part of the solution, but it does not have to be the entire solution. Brainpower can beat technology any day.

Bible Verse

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! - Psalm 90:17

About the Photo

Going along with some of the other recent photos I have posted, I wanted a nice, bold look for this one. And Aurora HDR delivered just what I wanted. In the original photo, you almost could not see the clouds, because the sky was mostly washed out. But Aurora was able to pick up that detail in the clouds and really make the sky look special here.

It almost looks like the mother of all storms was upon us, but it was not. Those are actually just the usual Florida afternoon rain clouds. But it is nice to make them look a little more interesting sometimes.

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: June 9, 2019
Location: Disney Springs, Walt Disney World, Florida