Back in October I showed you this photo of the HallowWishes fireworks show with perimeter bursts from inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
I used a wide angle lens here so the fireworks do not look as close as they do when you are standing there. In fact, the fireworks look like they are on top of you.
Last week, I photographed Holiday Wishes which also features perimeter bursts. This time I photographed the show from across the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC). I and a couple of other photographers set up our tripods near the Ferryboat dock. I had studied the show from youTube videos so I knew the first perimeter bursts would happen a minute into the show and after eleven minutes.
When the show started, the music was put on the speakers in the area. I did not expect that and was pleasantly surprised. Here is what the perimeter bursts look like from this location.
The bursts which look so close when inside the park are not very close at all. Disney is a master of what is called forced perspective. They use it in the architecture of the parks and, as you can see, in their firework shows, too.