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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 Floridian Trip

Postby Picto81 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:15 am

It's not very often I reply to threads, I visit this page every day but I'd say I'm more of a thread watcher than somebody who "gets involved" but this post really caught my attention.

I'm quite keen about photography and your photos really are brilliant and obviously not just phone snaps. I always say I'm going to take my "proper" camera with me next time I visit a theme park but when the day comes I change my mind as don't want to clunk it around with me all day or leave it in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo. How do you get around this predicament? Also my wife would hate it if I stood waiting for the shot I really want.

Keep up the good work, and I look forward to seeing your photos from Universal.

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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 Floridian Trip

Postby Blue Turbo » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:37 am

Great update as always Andy! It's funny, for how many times I've been to Orlando I still have never been to SeaWorld. I will definitely have to make it visit someday. Also, I totally agree with you about both forms of penguins. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 Floridian Trip

Postby bert425 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:22 pm

great pics, and as I may have said earlier, brought back some wonderful memories of our BGT/SWO trip last year.

you missed out not going to Weeki Wachee to see the "mermaids" tho :)
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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 Floridian Trip

Postby ObeyTheShihTzu! » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:48 pm

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Impressive! Looks like Robb really got this TPR Tour Group into shape. (And this isn't even Japan!) Oh, and not an ECV in sight! :lol:

Andy, your photo shots are A-One! Thanks!

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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 Floridian Trip

Postby 805Andrew » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:37 pm

Great pictures of Sea World and the lesser-seen sights in Central Florida. I don't know if I'd be able to on my first Orlando visit, but on my second or third Orlando visit I'd try to get a day break from the parks to see some of that wildlife. That Circle B Bar Reserve and its bird and alligator viewing looks really nice. Also downtown Orlando looks nice and like a place to take a quick look at night if I had time or wasn't too tired. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 Floridian Trip

Postby XSupremacy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:07 pm

Nice pictures, there also is an open air penguin exhibit at SFDK
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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 Floridian Trip

Postby RollerManic » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:11 pm

^The St. Louis Zoo also has one. There's is even partially outdoors. The Memphis Zoo's is completely outdoors, etc.

There are plenty of open air pengium exhibits. Where did you hear that Antarctica was the only one?
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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 Floridian Trip

Postby Card » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:12 pm

I know I basically said this already on page one, but you're ridiculously talented as a photographer. I feel like deleting pretty much the entirety of my Flickr account because it's just that much worse by comparison. I thought about going down to SeaWorld and Busch Gardens in the fall to take pictures, but I might not even bother now as you've set the bar too high.

I also LOL'ed when I saw the great egret photobombing the trainer feeding shot as well. I don't think I've ever seen one quite so comfortable around people.

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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 Floridian Trip

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:32 pm

Beautiful photos and I'm glad Mako sounds a step above the other B&M hypers. I really need to visit Orlando's SeaWorld someday. I've only been to the San Diego one.
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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 Floridian Trip

Postby The Great Zo » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:33 pm

Picto81 wrote:I'm quite keen about photography and your photos really are brilliant and obviously not just phone snaps. I always say I'm going to take my "proper" camera with me next time I visit a theme park but when the day comes I change my mind as don't want to clunk it around with me all day or leave it in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo. How do you get around this predicament? Also my wife would hate it if I stood waiting for the shot I really want.


Thanks for the comments! It's definitely easier to make time for photography when traveling alone, but the TPR people I've visited parks with (whether on an official tour or otherwise) totally get that photographers are gonna photograph. I usually take my equipment with me on rides (where allowed) or sometimes put it in a "bunny" for a few hours while making the rounds to get the riding done.

Blue Turbo wrote:Great update as always Andy! It's funny, for how many times I've been to Orlando I still have never been to SeaWorld. I will definitely have to make it visit someday.


Yup, it's definitely worth a stop. I know it's kind of third on the pecking order after WDW and Universal, but if you can swing another day, go for it. It's probably possible to do SeaWorld and both Fun Spot parks all in the same day if you're not literally trying to ride or see everything.

Blue Turbo wrote:Also, I totally agree with you about both forms of penguins. :lol: :lol:


Now that it's pretty much set that they'll be playing my second-favorite team in the opening round, it's only worse! Also have to laugh that some guy replied to Robb on Twitter essentially saying "it was a good trip report but I was offended by his comment about the hockey team." Like, really, it's a joke. Come on. :lmao:

bert425 wrote:you missed out not going to Weeki Wachee to see the "mermaids" tho :)


Ha! Drove right past it, actually, on my way down US-19 into the Tampa area. Probably not quite my thing, to be honest. ;)

805Andrew wrote:I don't know if I'd be able to on my first Orlando visit, but on my second or third Orlando visit I'd try to get a day break from the parks to see some of that wildlife.


First off, get to Orlando! (says the guy who's never been to California)

Second, yeah, you've got the right idea. You could easily spend 6-10 days at WDW on a first visit, then another few days at the other parks, without ever venturing beyond. I've been to Florida enough times now that I'm looking for other things to do and see along the way.

XSupremacy wrote:Nice pictures, there also is an open air penguin exhibit at SFDK


RollerManic wrote:^The St. Louis Zoo also has one. There's is even partially outdoors. The Memphis Zoo's is completely outdoors, etc.

There are plenty of open air pengium exhibits. Where did you hear that Antarctica was the only one?


Hey -- sorry for the mis-information. I was just trying to note it was the only one I'd heard of. Glad to see there are a few others around! SDFK's exhibit has African penguins, but the two zoos you mentioned do have Antarctic penguins like SeaWorld's. I will have to visit those zoos when I'm in the area!

Card wrote:I also LOL'ed when I saw the great egret photobombing the trainer feeding shot as well. I don't think I've ever seen one quite so comfortable around people.


Again thanks for your comments! And yeah, kind of hard to keep the natives away when they can fly. :lmao:
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