November 13, 2012

Daily Photo Tour - At the Edge of Winter

It's starting to finally get a little chilly here in Southern California. I've noticed that guests in Disneyland have replaced sandals and shorts with pants and parkas. We've seemed to really skip the whole in between phase of shorts and a hoodie. Yes, it's common to see local residents sporting shorts and sweatshirts. What can I say, it's a California thing. This year, the cold winter weather is falling on us quick. The Rivers of America is so beautiful, and I love it even more during the Holidays. It just feels right. There is a very unique atmosphere that is caused by the surrounding area of Frontierland and New Orleans Square that brings a cheerful spirit to the river during Christmas.

Rivers of America  - Disneyland
Photo by Kevin Crone

Comments (5)

On November 14, 2012 at 9:01 AM , Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture, Kevin! Thanks for posting it.
Best regards,

On November 14, 2012 at 10:08 AM , Joey James said...

It took a little longer for winter to hit SoCal than I prefer, so I was happy to skip the shorts and sweatshirts phase. Beautiful water reflection shot!

On November 14, 2012 at 7:32 PM , Chris M. said...

Haha, it's a Hawaii thing too... hoodie, shorts and slippers (flip flops.)

Love this photo!

On November 16, 2012 at 7:01 AM , Cory Gross said...

It isn't cold winter weather until the Rivers of America freeze over! You're only allowed to say that it's winter when the snow on the castle is real ^_^

On November 16, 2012 at 7:30 AM , Joe Marsh said...

Kevin- Ok, let's just face it... this photo op is frequently overdone. You see this particular part of the Park in thousands of photographs. What I LOVE with what you've done here that feels different is that you've framed it in such a way that it feels like a different place than I'm used to looking at when I'm there. The way the tip of Tom Sawyer's is framed it looks like an island jutting out into the Mississippi. I almost feel like at any moment you'll see Davy Crockett and Mike Fink come racing around the bend in their keelboats!

Also, the way you've managed to capture the light is perfect! It really possesses that magic hour in the park where light just slips beyond the arc of the planet and all the twinkling lights start to pop into life. At that moment when I'm in the Park, there's always a sense of expectation of all the fun stuff that happens once the sun goes down. This photo really captures that quiet space before the fireworks begin, before the sorcerer's apprentice battles a maleficent dragon, before the Park transforms itself into a creature of the night. Well done my friend :)