Daily Photo: Grand Floridian Lobby

Grand Floridian lobby at Walt Disney World

The main lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World is well named, because it certainly is grand. Because of its size, I often have a hard time figuring out how to get it in a photograph.

I don’t think I had ever taken a photo from this particular angle before, instead usually going for the straight-on approach from the center of the second floor. But I liked this different viewpoint because of everything you can see from here. Just something different from all my other photos from it.

When we arrived, the orchestra was playing, but by this time, the piano player had started playing. I always like hearing the live music in there from either one, so it was nice to hear them both.

About the shot:
Three exposures (-2, 0, +2) tonemapped in Photomatix, edited in PaintShop Pro. Read more about the photo software I use and my camera gear.
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Rokinon 8mm
ISO: 640
Aperture: f/9
Shutter speeds: 1/30, 1/125, 1/8
Focal length: 8mm