Aperture ƒ/ 7.1 | ISO 100 | 35 mm | 1/320 Exposure
Last summer I was able to get this shot with a zoom lens from the top of train station. I liked the concept but many things about the photograph bothered me. The flag pole was in the photo, the crowds were huge and of course, the photo was not in the best of quality having been shot at a 300mm focal length. I haven’t thought much of that photo, until I literally walked into this last week. Taking perfectly composed and symmetrical shots at Disneyland is not an easy task. I tried to get the trolleys side-by-side, but a guest walked in front of me at the last second, I also wanted to make sure the majority of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle was in the frame. Zooming in and out was not an option, as I was using my 35mm prime lens, which forced me to “zoom with my feet”. I took this photo and then jumped out of the way; I think the Cast Member operating the oncoming street car was getting very annoyed with me (I’ve never heard that bell sound so angry).
I’m happier with this photograph, but I’m sure I’ll try it again.