Sunday, April 8, 2018

13 Shots of Disneyland Resort for Your Screen

The Disney theme parks and resorts are abundantly photogenic places, and certainly designed to be so. None more so than the the original Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Of course, that is the one that was conceived and it’s whole design and construction meticulously overseen by Walt Disney himself. So entirely invested was he, both personally and financially to create the first of it’s kind immersive experience, that it should be of no surprise that the visual storytelling throughout the park would be well attended. Which is to say, Walt wanted a good looking place, in the same way a chef wants a meal to look as good as it tastes.

Here I share with you 13 wallpapers featuring the Disneyland Resort that I composed to enhance my own computer screens from images found on the Disney Parks Blog and the Disney Parks site, each in two sizes.

Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Park [2560 x 1600 pix]
DP c.2001
[1280 x 800 pix]

Jungle Cruise, Adventureland, Disneyland Park
[2560 x 1600 pix]
DPB Aug. 8, 2011
[1280 x 800 pix]

Indiana Jones® Adventure, Adventureland, Disneyland Park
[2560 x 1600 pix]
DPB Jan. 8, 2015
[1280 x 800 pix]

Mark Twain Steamboat, Frontierland, DIsneyland Park
[2560 x 1600 pix]
DPB Mar. 2, 2015
[1280 x 800 pix]

Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, Frontierland, Disneyland Park
[2560 x 1600 pix]
DPB July 3, 2017
[1280 x 800 pix]

Royal Street, New Orleans Square, Disneyland Park
[2560 x 1600 pix]
DPB Aug. 14, 2017
[1280 x 800 pix]

Columbia Sailing Ship, New Orleans Square, Disneyland Park
[2560 x 1600 pix]
DPB Feb. 18, 2010
[1280 x 800 pix]

Space Mountain, Tomorrowland, Disneyland Park
[2560 x 1600 pix]
DPB Apr. 20, 2017
[1280 x 800 pix]

Tomorrowland, Disneyland Park
[2560 x 1600 pix]
DPB May 3, 2017
[1280 x 800 pix]

Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Paradise Pier,
Disney California Adventure Park
[2560 x 1600 pix]
DPB Feb. 28, 2011
[1280 x 800 pix]

Guardians of the Galaxy, Mission: BREAK OUT!,
Hollywoodland, Disney California Adventure Park
[2560 x 1600 pix]
DPB May 25 2017
[1280 x 800 pix]

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Resort
[2560 x 1600 pix]
DP c. 2017
[1280 x 800 pix]

Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Park
[2560 x 1600 pix]
DPB June 2017
[1280 x 800 pix]

The Disney Parks logo was copied from the web site. • The Disney Park Blog (DPB) logo is based on a older design that, in the pre-2012 blog design, once featured the styled type and castle icon enclosed in a rectangle with double arcs. • The rounded square icon is from the current DPB site design, with my own applied color coding. • As appropriate, the text is based on those from related DPB articles. • Photographer credit has been assigned as indicated by their sources. Of course, all images ©Disney.

Of all the images, the vintage Jungle Cruise shot is the most enhanced having been taken from an old slide. The colors were saturated more and the contrast increased. The greens were brought up and the image made warmer overall.

Click and right-click on any of the images to save.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Disney Princess Historical Costume Influences: Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty)


It’s a young girl’s 16th birthday and her three “aunts” tell her that they are actually good fairies, that she’s really a princess named “Aurora’ and they are taking her back to the castle to meet her King and Queen parents.

However, evil fairy, Maleficent enchants Aurora who wanders the castle and finds the one spinning wheel still left in the attic. She pricks her finger and falls into a death-like sleep, which was the curse Maleficent set for not having been invited to baby Aurora’s birth announcement party.

Set in a fantasy historical setting, the Disney telling is a product of the period in which the movie was made, and thus, her costumes are fantasy historical as well. 

This article analyzes the 1959 Disney princess and discusses the historical influences in their costumes.

Read the full story posted on Frock Flicks.com
by Kendra on September 4th, 2015
http://www.frockflicks.com/disney-princess-historical-costume-influences-sleeping-beauty-1959/

Sample topics:
• Briar Rose’s 1950’s Renaissance Faire Maiden Dress.
• The pink/blue A-line princess dress with elements from all-when-over.
• Aurora’s sort-of 1950’s hair.


Snow White
Cinderella

Disney Princess Historical Costume Influences: Cinderella

Cinderella is about a beautiful, perfect-in-every way girl whose deadbeat father goes and dies on her, leaving her with her step-mother and two step-sisters who treat Cinderella as their own personal maid. With the help of Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball in a fabulous pouffy dress. There, the Prince thinks she’s hot, but she has to be home at midnight so runs off leaving a shoe.

Set in a fantasy historical setting, the Disney telling is a product of the period in which the movie was made, and thus, her costumes are fantasy historical as well. 

The 2-part article analyzes the 1950 Disney princess and discusses the historical influences in her costumes.

Read the full story on Flock Flicks.com
by Kendra on March 11th, 2015
Part 1: http://www.frockflicks.com/disney-princess-historical-influences-cinderella-1950/
Part 2: http://www.frockflicks.com/disney-princess-historical-influences-cinderella-1950-part-2/

Sample topics:
• Aprons, smocks and dirndls.
• The mice-styled pink dress from the early 1900’s(?)
• Cinderella’s classic mid-18th century SILVER-WHITE ballgown.


Snow White
Aurora

Disney Princess Historical Costume Influences: Snow White

Snow White is the heroine of Disney’s very first animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Based on a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, the story is about a princess whose evil step-mother REALLY doesn’t like her because of some serious narcissism issues.

Set in a fantasy historical setting, the Disney telling is a product of the period in which the movie was made, and thus, her costumes are fantasy historical as well. 

This article analyzes the 1937 Disney princess and discusses the historical influences in her costumes. 

Read the full story posted on Frock Flicks.com
by Kendra on January 30th, 2015
http://www.frockflicks.com/disney-princess-historical-influences-snow-white-1937/

Sample topics:
• Snow White’s 1930’s hair and makeup.
• The Princess’s pure fantasy of an ensemble: her famous blue, red and yellow dress.
• Her puffed sleeves, slashed to show another color underneath (perhaps paned).


Cinderella
Aurora

Saturday, September 16, 2017

I'm a Man. I Can Fix That!

22 examples of low-tech solutions to everyday problems saved from the defunct ThereIFixedIt.com


Don’t have a spoon?

Seat belt broken?
I can fix that! (Is that a neck brace you have on?)

New TV too big for the old cabinet?
I can fix that!

No bottle opener?
I can fix that!

Room too dark using compact fluorescent?
I can fix that!

Electrical problem?
I can fix that!

Car stereo stolen?
I can fix that!


Bookshelf cracking under the weight?
I can fix that!

No ice chest?
I can fix that!

Can't read the ATM screen?
I can fix that!

Car imported from the wrong country?
I can fix that!

Satellite signal goes out when it rains?
I can fix that!


Electric stove broken &
can’t heat coffee?
I fixed that.

Wiper motor burned out?
I can fix that!

What the HECK!!!

Display rack falling over?
I can fix that!

Car can’t be ordered with the
‘Wood Trim’ option?
I can fix that!

Exhaust pipe dragging?
I can fix that!


Gotta feed the baby AND do the laundry?
I can fix that!

Cables falling behind the desk?
(Now this is a Good One!)
I can fix that!

No skate park in town?
I can fix that!


And - last but not least - - - -
Out of diapers? I can fix that!