Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spaceship Earth

Two things I want to mention in this blog...

Do Not Rent From Payless Car Rental in Orlando, FL 

First is, if you ever go to Orlando, FL., do not rent a car from Payless at the airport! They are a bunch of scam artists there. We rented a car and when we picked it up, they said we could not use our own insurance to cover their car, we could only use their's. They would not do "transfers." We got pretty upset about that and insisted we use our own, but the man at the counter said, "No." We didn't want to spend anymore time there so we relented and got our car. Subsequently, we called Payless customer support and they said it was not right. However, they said we had to call the manager of the office where we rented the car from.  We contacted her and she would only give us a couple days off our rental since we called them a couple days after the fact, but would not refund the rest until she saw the video tape.  She also asked if we called previously.  No, we did not, but that sent up a red flag with us because it sounds like other people have called with this same complaint.  After she looked at the video, she said we never said we didn't want their insurance.  We told her we would never rent from them again and the we would let everyone know what happened.  It's a shame, too because we've rented from Payless in Detroit as well and they were great there.  Long story shot, we will never rent from them again, anywhere! Also, if you do a google search with the words "Payless car rental orlando scam" there are quite a few hits with it and the Toronto office.  May want to steer clear of that one as well.

Spaceship Earth

The next thing is about this shot...  When you can't use a tripod because of stupidity like I did, leaving the quick-release plate at home, you are relegated to taking everything handheld, and probably in the middle of the day.  That's what I had to do with this shot.  This is what's called "Spaceship Earth" at Epcot in Orlando.  I took this with my 18-200, wide open in the middle of the day.  I shot it from across the lake that's located in the middle of the park (World Showcase Lagoon).  I must say, I'm relatively happy with the way it turned out.  It just would be nice if it could've been at sunset and I had a tripod, though.  Oh well, live and learn.

4 comments:

  1. You did a great job with this shot anyways! I'd really like to visit this place, I bet its a blast to shoot. I'll make sure to stay away from Payless Car Rental though. Thanks!

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  2. Thanks Jason! It is a blast to shoot, there's so much there! Yeah, Payless is really bad there and I didn't even mention the state of repair of their facility, baaaad. Reflects management there. Thanks again!

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