Disneyland: Sunrise to Sunrise – The Outtakes

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As I shared yesterday, the team at TouringPlans has released our first eBook, Disneyland: Sunrise to Sunrise, which is one operational day at Disneyland through photos. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post introducing the book, I am responsible for the photography in the book, and I was also responsible for the design and layout. As I designed the book, I was tasked with narrowing down some 385 photos I had identified as good fits for the book to just over 200 for the finished product. When it comes to my photos, I can be my own worst critic and my own biggest fan, meaning that sometimes photos that I think are hideous others love and photos that I love others find mediocre or worse. Given that, I sought the feedback of the rest of the team with regard to the potential photos for the eBook. Based upon their feedback and my own judgment, I made some difficult cuts.

Here are some of my favorite photos that didn’t make the cut for the finished book:

What do you think? Did I make the right call excluding these photos, or should they have been in the book?

If you want to see the photos that did make the cut, click here to purchase Disneyland: Sunrise to Sunrise.

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Posted on April 27, 2012

5 Responses to “Disneyland: Sunrise to Sunrise – The Outtakes”

  • by Ben Goddard on April 27, 2012, at 8:53 am EDT

    I LOVE the third shot—sunrise or sunset—as it is a view we rarely get to see. Do you have a hi-def version of this available online? I’m thinking it would be an awesome wallpaper. Thanks for the pictures, and the ebook. Just purchased it.

  • by Deb Ruscitelli on April 27, 2012, at 9:52 am EDT

    Wow, if these are the “rejects”, I can’t wait to see what’s in the e-book. Tom, your photos are always phenomenal! Ditto the previous comment, are these (or others) available for wallpaper?

  • by Heather Lousie on April 27, 2012, at 3:39 pm EDT

    Is the last picture the locking of the park gate? If so, I think that would have been a great ending to the book. Thank you for your posts and pictures. I always enjoy reading your park adventures.

  • I love the picture from Its a Small World. I love that ride. I’m planning a WDW trip and I’m sad that florida’s ride isn’t as grand from the outside as the DL one.

  • Echoing what has been said…theses are the rejects? The book must be a wow. Nice work.