Disney's famous Osborne Lights danced for the last time this week, as that area of Hollywood Studios will soon be torn down to make way for Star Wars.
I was out of commission all of December, but happily John and I were able to see the lights on their final weekend after the new year - and of course I brought my camera.
It was a fun challenge finding ways to photograph the lights that didn't include the 50,000 people crammed into the streets with us.
Plus it's neat looking for all the new hidden Mickeys and little treasures tucked away in the windows and displays. (There's a hidden Mickey in the bike photo, did you see?)
The giant Santa head in the Police cart always cracks me up.
This building had a new Star Wars window:
Here's a closer shot taken with my phone:
That's Kylo Ren's saber crossed with you-know-who's, plus the Rebel & First Order insignias.
With my wide-angle lens I wasn't able to photograph most of my finds, but I also spotted a tiny Baymax head, Jack Skellington, a Muppet themed balcony (with hanging Animal), and so much more around the streets.
I think the trade-off was worth it, though; I really like some of these wide shots.
That light netting on the right is my favorite; it dances, fades, creates amazing patterns, and even spells out scrolling words!
Photos don't capture the "dancing lights" experience, of course, so here's a quick video of me turning 360 degrees to my favorite song there. You will get dizzy, but hopefully in a fun way:
The slight pause is when John was ducking out of the way. :)
Little Roger Rabbit hitchin' a ride.
Stitch and a rather TARDIS-like phone booth.
It helps that so many of the sidewalks were roped off; I was able to stick my camera over the ropes to get crowd-free shots like these.
Then, for some extra funky angles, I held my camera almost at ground level and aimed up:
I, uh, looked a little strange doing this.
No photo excursion is complete 'til people start looking at you funny, that's my motto.
And one final window shot, which I took on a whim for the reflection:
Hope you guys enjoyed the glowy eye candy!