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Last weekend I went to Disney to meet my friend Beverly and some of her friends for diner. The next morning I went to the Magic Kingdom to check it out.

Some things don’t change, like the moon’s cycle around the earth, which is on display tonight.

I was surprised to find that the Magic Kingdom hasn’t changed either, except that Space Mountain is down for a rebuild.

Everything I saw was pretty much what I saw 15 years ago and, truth be told, 40 years ago when I went there for the first time.

I rode the “Small World” ride and it was exactly the same. I guess the magic still works for a seven-year-old.

New magic doesn’t alwasy work. I shot some stuff with my new Panasonic Lumix camera with its famed Leica lens and most of it came out blurred. I can’t explain it. Maybe some ice cream on the lens. I’ll have to look.

But I shot this protrait of Bev at a Halloween party and it reminds me of the stuff DDD used to shoot – that’s David Douglas Duncan to you – except he shot in black and white.

It is the artificial intelligence’s fault that it focused on someone behind her, but it is serendipity that rendered her softly as it should have.

I lost some nice shots, but I got this one, which is worth all the rest.

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Written by Charles Keefer

November 3, 2009 at 10:02 pm

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