Our recent trip to Walt Disney World was not all that successful from the perspective of photography, mostly because special events (Tower of Terror 10-miler, D23 Epcot Anniversary Celebration, etc.) that didn’t lend themselves to photography took up large chunks of the trip. However, we still had a lot of fun, and I did manage to grab a few keepers. This is one photo I really like, and one that I was sort of lucky to grab.
I had already missed the beautiful sunset and golden hour just minutes before this, as we opted to avoid a quickly passing storm by eating dinner during the height of sunset. However, as we all stopped to enjoy some beers before heading to find spots for IllumiNations, we noticed a monorail stopped on the beam by Journey into Imagination. Luckily, I already had my 70-200mm lens mounted, so I began firing away. After getting a few shots from this location, I headed for Journey into Imagination to see if I could get any other perspectives of the monorail, but it started moving right as I did. While I was bummed that it didn’t sit around for longer, I am relieved that I got this shot, as this perspective isn’t one I don’t think I’ve seen.
It’s a pretty fitting photo for EPCOT Center’s 30th anniversary, too. With the exception of slight variations in color schemes and foliage, this photo just as easily could have been taken on October 1st, 1982 as 2012. There aren’t many locations in EPCOT where you can accomplish that!