Frozen

Scene from Frozen, Disney California Adventure - Anaheim, California

Scene from Frozen, Disney California Adventure – Anaheim, California

Frozen is on my mind today. If you saw yesterday’s post, you know I’m referring to the musical that I watched at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure. However, there is a double meaning. As I show scenes from Frozen, a real-life arctic blast is bearing down on Austin. It’s almost as though Princess Elsa had unleashed her spell on Texas and much of the United States.

A cold freeze, the most powerful in Austin for at least 30 years, is rapidly approaching. It’s been sub-freezing for 2 days. On Monday night, we may see temperatures below 10 degrees F. They are also predicting several inches of snow. I think we are experiencing a combination of excitement and dread. Homes in Austin aren’t built for these kinds of temperatures. We are taking extra measures to prevent the water pipes from freezing.

Getting back to the Disney Musical, I quickly took several shots during the show, making sure to not disturb the people around me. No flash, of course, that’s forbidden and wouldn’t have worked anyway. The Fujifilm X-T10 with the 18-55mm f2.8-4 kit lens handled exceptionally well.

Scene from Frozen, Disney California Adventure - Anaheim, California
Scene from Frozen, Disney California Adventure - Anaheim, California
Scene from Frozen, Disney California Adventure - Anaheim, California

I made the first four photos at 55mm, which gives an 82.5mm equivalent focal length. Just perfect for capturing the scene. The image below is at 18mm for a 27mm equivalent — the standard kit lens had more than enough coverage.

I the past, I used the 45mm f1.8 on the Olympus system for these kinds of situations. Good to know that a more versatile zoom on the Fuji system also fits the bill.

Scene from Frozen, Disney California Adventure - Anaheim, California

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4 thoughts on “Frozen

  1. These shots look perfectly exposed. How did you meter them? Did you spot-read the faces first, or just let it fly with multi-pattern metering?

    Frank

    1. Hi Frank, thanks for your visit and comment. Most have -2/3 to -1 1/3 exposure compensation applied. Using an EVF makes it easy and I made sure I was slightly underexposed not to blow out highlights. I did not spot meter. Just used matrix metering and adjusted visually.

      Also, I shot in RAW so I post-processed. I raised the shadows and did some minor highlight recovery.

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