On this trip to Walt Disney World, we took some time to see some of the hotel Christmas decorations, which we hadn’t done in the past. The Grand Floridian had a grand Christmas tree in the lobby, along with a real gingerbread house. We had just eaten, so no one was really hungry for any of the treats being sold from the gingerbread house, though. Still, I was glad we took the time to stop by and look around.
About the shot:
This was an HDR from a single RAW file, tonemapped in Photomatix, and finished up in GIMP. Instead of getting out the tripod for this one, I had just balanced the camera on the railing, which worked okay. And I am very thankful to the PhotoPass photographer for using his flash on Mickey and Minnie while my shutter was open, making them stand out just a bit. Couldn’t have planned it better.