Sunrise Over Sleeping Beauty Castle’s Moat Photo

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone. This, as you may recognize, is an ordinary castle located in the heart of a Disney theme park. However, this is no ordinary theme park castle, for this castle has two suns rising over its draw-bridge. And this castle draw-bridge travels directly to…the Twilight Zone! 😉

As I ran all around Disneyland trying to catch different vantage points of the sunrise, I kept returning to this spot, hoping for the sun to perfectly peak through the trees. Finally, that magical moment occurred, and I was very pleasantly surprised to see two sunbursts through my viewfinder. Not only was the sun itself visible through the trees, but a perfect reflection of the sun was “bursting” off the water! Thanks to the perfectly placid water, the scene reflected wonderfully off of the water in the Sleeping Beauty Castle moat! Thanks to that, this is one of my favorite shots from the morning.

Technical details: single exposure; handheld Nikon D7000 and Rokinon 8mm Fisheye Lens. See our Disney Photography Guide for more photography equipment recommendations.

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