PHOTOS - 'Natural View' lens offers a realistic impression of the size of the Harmonious show barges in World Showcase Lagoon

Dec 16, 2020 in "Harmonious"

50mm 'Natural view' of the Harmonious show barge on World Showcase Lagoon
Posted: Wednesday December 16, 2020 8:58am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

With the first of the Harmonious show barges arriving in World Showcase Lagoon last week, the internet erupted with talk about the size of the barges and the impact to the views across the lagoon.

We headed back to EPCOT this week to try to show a very realistic view of the size of the barge, and how it looks to the human eye in-person. To do this, we took a full-frame camera body paired with a 50mm 'natural view' lens. In the photographic world, a 50mm focal length offers the most human-like perspective of a scene, and eliminates much of the perspective shift that we see with long zoom or wide-angle lenses.

As an example of how the camera lens can make such a difference, here is the view from the UK-France bridge, shot with a wide angle lens on the left, and a 'natural view' lens on the right. As you can see, the barge looks significantly different in each of the images.

Click through the gallery for views from all around the lagoon for a more human-like perspective.

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castlecake2.01 hour ago

It’s weird, with how big the infrastructure is I feel I really only notice it from the front of world showcase, once you’re further back they don’t seem to be as in your face. My friend had super early shift at Epcot a couple days ago and saw some of the testing and they said it literally took their breath away, so there’s that at least.

Vinnie Mac11 hours ago

Also yeah lol. The 29th, 30th, 1st are all gonna be full of critical and lifelong Epcot and Illuminations: ROE fans lol. I'm sure many of them would be ready to set the whole park on fire if one wrong move is made in HarmonioUS (like an upbeat exit.) 😂

Vinnie Mac11 hours ago

I feel like I somewhat share this sentiment with you but for the most part I don't. Wishes didn't have an upbeat end to it but it didn't need to because the emotions it carried along with it were good enough. For the World Showcase, a part of a theme park that was built off of the idea of real world themes and a firework show also half based on us, humanity. I feel like "Someday" might be one of the best song choices besides "We Go On". We Go On wasn't super upbeat but it didn't need to be. It was [part of a show that reflected and celebrated the real world. The real world isn't always upbeat. Sometimes, it's sad but it can create hope. We Go On didn't make us dance. It made us sit down, reflect, and look toward the future as one. Enchantment might have a more upbeat exit song which I am okay with! But as far as HarmonioUS goes, I personally don't think it'll have one and it doesn't need an upbeat exit. If I'm not left in tears after the show while reflecting on humanity, I don't want the show. That's just my take lol.

Giss Neric13 hours ago

Why do they keep pushing and inserting Brave. Far more better options.

Figments Friend13 hours ago

All of Orlando will be at the Magic Kingdom on the 29th..... The 29th is the 'final' showing of 'Happily Ever After'. Everyone will then move over to Epcot on the evening of the 30th to view 'Harmonius'. The days have just shifted more ways then one. -

mnelson313 hours ago

So I guess all of Orlando will be at Epcot on the 29th instead of the 2nd? 🤣

Figments Friend14 hours ago

Wow...... So the debut is now the 29th? Sweet, first full day/ night I'm in town. I have other plans...but nice to know this is happening. -

mnelson315 hours ago

Nothing wrong with a non upbeat song. Just my own preference lol.

jrhwdw15 hours ago

We Go On wasn't upbeat either and it's the best finale in the IllumiNations Series. Of course the upbeat part of ROE was right before We Go On so there's that.

mnelson315 hours ago

Or “IASM” 🤣. In all fairness I know Epcot has never had a upbeat dance ish song before so why would they start now. And if they did it would only upset Epcot fans even more lol. Had hopes the exit song of Illuminate would’ve been brought over to along with the other scenes that some are saying are in DE. Oh well lol.

MansionButler8415 hours ago

Like…”A Whole New World”?

mnelson315 hours ago

Not saying “Someday” is a bad song but I would have preferred something more upbeat and fun rather than something on the serious and emotional side. Unfortunately DE sounds like it’ll be the same thing. Maybe the exit songs will be more upbeat.

Disnutz31115 hours ago

Better than his nuts…

danv315 hours ago

Thanks for this tip!