Last month I took my first cruise. It wasn't something on my to do list but the opportunity presented itself and I took it. And it turns out cruises are pretty cool. This particular one was a Disney cruise, which didn't really mean much of anything to me. To my wife and kids it was a big deal. They all grew up with Mickey Mouse and friends. I grew up idolizing Bugs Bunny. But that's another story entirely. This one is about the pirate night dance party.
The party kicked off as the sun was setting. This cruise was to Halifax, so this meant the top deck was a rather cold windy place to be. Toss in a dense fog and you have an odd party atmosphere but one very well suited to cool photographs. And as the oddity of seeing Disney characters in pirate gear dancing wildly washed over my brain, it occurred to me that this might make an interesting video. So I switched from stills to video and did my best to capture the moment. This is not my best camera work. I had no equipment to help stabilize the shot, not even my viewfinder. So focus was a best guess and I tried to keep from shivering too much. In spite of all that, I'm pretty pleased with the final product.