We're happy to welcome back guest blogger James. You may know him from his previous articles here on CanaDisney about collecting Disneyana and his first installment in this series featuring the Magic Kingdom in B&W. He joins us this time with an article on capturing Disney's Animal Kingdom in black & white.
Animal Kingdom lends itself to some great photography for one very important reason: animals! I'm sure we all have some great photos of animals and, of course, the Tree of Life and Expedition Everest. But have you ever looked at the amazing buildings and lands of Animal Kingdom? I find I take more pictures in the African section than I do on Kilamanjaro Safaris. Which leads me to my second instalment of WDW in B&W!
As soon as you step through the turnstiles of Animal Kingdom, it is very easy to see how much detail was put into the surroundings of the park. Simple things like signs look fantastic in B&W:
When we tour AK, we usually head for Africa first thing (to hit the Safari). Getting to this section of the park early in the day makes for some great shadows.
Simple sections such as doorways and buildings really look artificially aged in B&W.
Even the nature walks can provide for some great photography opportunities. This one picture of the waterfall on the African walking trail is one of my favourite photos from AK. Simple yet has movement in the photo.
Thanks for checking this post out. In my next post, I'll explore one of my favourite parks for photography: Hollywood Studios!
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