Patterns at the Walt Disney World Dolphin

Lines, Colors, and Windows

Patterns on the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

Windows, balconies, and architectural elements form patterns on the wall of the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel, as seen during our 2019 Florida Summer Vacation.

During our trip, we made our usual visit to the Epcot Resorts at Walt Disney World for an afternoon of walking. As you may know, the Epcot Resorts are Yacht Club, Beach Club, Boardwalk, Walt Disney World Swan, and Walt Disney World Dolphin. These resorts are all connected by paths, and that path even leads to the International Gateway, the entrance to Epcot through World Showcase.

I always enjoy the architecture of the Walt Disney World Swan and Walt Disney World Dolphin. Both were designed by the architect Michael Graves, and the causeway in between the two hotels is now named after him.

Many of the photos that I take of the Walt Disney World Dolphin are from a distance, to try to get all of the impressive building in one photo. But this time around, I thought it would be fun to focus on the details.

In this particular corner formed by different parts of the building, I liked how windows, the small balconies, the paintings on the wall, and the architectural elements created some interesting patterns. Also, there are those typical, interesting Michael Graves colors everywhere. And to top if off, there is that one palm tree right in the middle of it all.

After all those years of looking at the Walt Disney World Dolphin from a distance, it was nice to capture this close-up view for something different.

Things from Long Ago

The other day, we were watching a television show. At one point, a character in the show pulled out an old roll of film, opened the canister, and started looking closely at what was on the film. Jaylin said, “What is that?”

Of course, I knew full well what it was from all of my years of using a film camera. But then I got my first digital camera right around the time that Jaylin was born. So all he has known in his life is digital photography. Yes, there are still some out there who shoot on film, but it is a dying art. So much so that teenagers do not even know what film is anymore.

In one of the school plays last year, the characters that were supposed to be in the 1950s had to use a rotary dial phone. It was pretty amusing to watch them try to act like they were dialing a phone number while trying to juggle the handset. That was just another example of things that used to be common that are almost forgotten.

What will be on that list in another 50 years? Cell phones? Desktop computers? Gasoline-powered cars? Manual light switches? It is sometimes difficult to see what the future holds and what things that we use right now might be obsolete later on.

I am sure our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will look at some of the things that we use every day and wonder what they are. And how we ever lived with these things that we are using now.

Technology is always changing. Hopefully, we can keep up with it all.

Bible Verse

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” - Matthew 6:19-21

About the Photo

As I mentioned above, this is more of a detail view than a wide-angle view. That is partly because I did not have a wide-angle lens with me. I thought that after shooting so many wide-angle photos over the last few years that it would be a nice change of pace to do something different. Because of that, detail photos such as this one are partly a necessity, based on the lens that was on my camera at the time.

But it is also cool to look at things in a different way. Sometimes it takes forcing yourself to do that, such as by carrying different photo equipment. Change can be good 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 12, 2019
Location: Epcot Resorts, Walt Disney World, Florida

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