Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hollywood Blvd Tower


A little detail of Hollywood Blvd peekin' over behind Sunset.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ranch Market


It may be Christmas elsewhere, but it's still bright and sunny here in Central Florida!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunset Blvd is Flat 3


All of these were taken with a very long lens to compress space!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

We be Grillin'


Above Mama Melrose's.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Gingerbread


Vacation Club wing of the Beach Club. It looks way less attractive in person!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Orb Approach


The spaceship stalks in the brush...

Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

How Are We Doing?

Happy Week-of-Thanksgiving! Here at Luau Cove we're taking the holiday off and we'd like to take the opportunity to ask you, the viewer, how we've been doing the past few months - what you like, what you don't, and how we can serve you better.

Would you, for example, prefer fewer but better pictures? A picture a week? Or pictures all at once, dumped into something like a Photobucket account? Should this be a blog at all? How often do you stop by? Etc.... let us know! We've been seeing that we tend to get the same number of views per image consistently, which indicates that there are perhaps a few dozen or so of you who are watching us consistently, if silently. How could we expand our viewer base?

Thanks everyone!
- Foxx and Peter Rabbit

Friday, November 20, 2009

World Showcase at Night #3


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

World Showcase at Night #2

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Monday, November 16, 2009

World Showcase at Night #1

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Liberty Square #1


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

San Angel Inn and Smokin' Volcano

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Country Bear Jamboree #4


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Friday, November 6, 2009

Polynesian Lobby Interior #3


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Beach Club Lighthouse


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Monday, November 2, 2009

Grand Floridian Spire


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Friday, October 30, 2009

Howling Dog Bend, Dusk


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

African Canoes, World Showcase


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Monday, October 26, 2009

Main Street Halloween Decor #2


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Friday, October 23, 2009

Main Street Halloween Decor #1


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dolphin Fountain


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Monday, October 19, 2009

Liberty Tree Tavern Exterior


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Friday, October 16, 2009

Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Polynesian Detail #2


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Monday, October 12, 2009

Polynesian Exterior from Papeete Bay #2


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Friday, October 9, 2009

Country Bear Jamboree #3


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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Polynesian Detail #1


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Monday, October 5, 2009

Country Bear Jamboree #2


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Friday, October 2, 2009

Grand Floridian and Wedding Pavilion


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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wendell on Stage


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Monday, September 28, 2009

Polynesian Grounds #2

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Country Bear Jamboree #1

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lil' Mississippi


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Monday, September 21, 2009

Polynesian Lobby Interior #2

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Polynesian Grounds #1

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Polynesian Roofline


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Monday, September 14, 2009

Cinderella Castle and Main Street, Fall



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Friday, September 11, 2009

Polynesian Lobby Interior #1

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Boating to Space Mountain


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Monday, September 7, 2009

Polynesian Exterior from Papeete Bay

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

To Luau Cove!

Hello new viewers!

Luau Cove Marina is a new side-project by myself, FoxxFur, author at Passport to Dreams Old & New and my boyfriend, Peter. One of the original ideas behind Passport to Dreams was that it would be a place to post my better Disney photographs and wallpapers. As time went on and my focus became essays exclusively, this never quite happened although I would often try my best to slip in a few of the better shots here and there into relevant articles.

As such I am very excited to welcome you, the wonderful (and tasteful!) Passport to Dreams reader, to a new endeavor, Luau Cove Marina. This is going to be a three-times-weekly photo blog. There will be no commentary on the photographs, and no announcements except when a standalone project is posted. Expect posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 9:00 AM EST. We hope a regular schedule will help make us part of your morning blog-o-sphere routine.

Why another blog devoted to Disney photos when there are so many already? Peter and I believe we can bring something different to the table. Most Disney photo blogs take the form of "pictorial updates", visual journalism of whatever construction walls happen to be new in the park. Scattered through these will be a few inspired photographs. Luau Cove Marina will be nothing but the inspired photographs, minimally altered before being watermarked and posted.

We are both filmmakers and have a good eye for composition, and our experience with Disney will lead us to try to capture not just the commonly photographed layout or features of an area, but the mood - the certain something you carry away from any Disney experience. It also will make it highly unlikely that you'll find another centrally framed low light shot of Spaceship Earth, which are a dime a dozen from Disney and elsewhere. What about that quiet nook in Wilderness Lodge? The bar in the Polynesian? Those boxes in Liberty Square? We aim to photograph these sorts of parts Walt Disney World tastefully and atmospherically.

Another feature of Luau Cove Marina is that we are traveling to Disney not recreationally, but explicitly for the purpose of taking photographs. You will find no updates on attraction wait times or crowd levels. The photographs will be as free of crowds as possible - just like they are in our mind's eye. Each photograph was selected from batches of perhaps hundreds of photos, deemed to be the absolute best results of the day's work.

Whether you come to this blog to enjoy Walt Disney World between trips, or seeking a new approach to Disney photography, we welcome you warmly.

See you Monday!