Nighttime on the Disney Dream Promenade

After Dark

Nighttime on the Disney Dream Promenade

The Deck 4 Promenade of the Disney Dream is nearly deserted at night, as seen during our 2018 Christmas Disney Cruise.

Many times on a Disney Cruise, one of our traditions is a nightly walk on the Deck 4 Promenade of the ship. We might not go for a walk every night, but we often do, as you will see if you read the 2018 Cruise Trip Report as it is published.

One reason we often go for a walk is to burn off some of the many calories we have consumed at dinner. If you have not been on a cruise, whether it is a Disney Cruise or some other cruise line, you might not realize just how much food they give you at dinner. And because you have already paid for it because it is included in your fare, you might as well eat it, right? And dessert, too. If you have the late dinner seating, it might not be the best idea to go to bed right after eating that much, so walking helps us to digest and settle just a bit.

Another reason we go for walks is to enjoy the cool evening air. However, because this cruise was in December instead of June or July, the evening air was almost cold instead of cool. It was still much warmer than the weather back home, but on some nights a jacket was needed. But that did not keep us from going out for a walk.

And then another reason to go out for a walk in the evening is that there are few people out there. It is nice to enjoy the peace and quiet, even if the ship never feels all that crowded anyway. There is often something enjoyable about being where most of the people are not.

Quiet, peaceful, relaxing - the Promenade on a Disney Cruise at night is just what we are looking for.

Bible Verse

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. - Colossians 3:15

About the Photo

If you have looked at very many of the photos around here at the Burnsland website, you might notice that there are very few black and white photos to be found here. I am mainly a color photo kind of guy. Sometimes I try to convert a photo to black and white, but I often find that I like the color version much better, so I just stick with that.

However, there is something about this night view of the Promenade that lends itself to black and white. I am sure that part of it has to do with the fact that the sky is already dark. Black and white makes this photo feel even more like night to me.

Also, black and white gives this photo a more peaceful feel to me. As I mentioned above, I like the peaceful feeling at night on the Promenade. And as much as I like the browns of the floor and the yellows of the lifeboats overhead, I like how the colors don’t compete with each other for attention from your brain here. So black and white works for me for photos like this. When I went back to see other photos of the Promenade from other Disney Cruises that we had taken, I saw that there were a few others in black and white from past cruises, too. So apparently, I have had this thought before.

I processed the photo much like any other around here, except that I went with a little bit more contrast than I usually have. To me, that helps with the black and white conversion, which came at the end of the processing process. I like good contrast in a black and white photo, because that catches my eye better. Hopefully, that works for you, too.

Photo: A single Raw exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about photography tips, photo software, camera gear, and more at Steve’s Photography Tips.
Camera: Sony Alpha A7 II
Lens: Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens
Date: December 17, 2018
_Location: _ At Sea on the Disney Dream

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