For the record, I feel that from a ride standpoint the Astro Orbiter at WDW, which is high above Tomorrowland, is much better. As you are "flying" at WDW, you get a much more realistic sensation of taking flight and the views are much better. From a photographer's viewpoint, however, the DLR version is really cool...
At WDW, since you are shooting up at the attraction, it's hard to include foreground elements to draw you in to the picture. At DLR, there are several choices. I went for the straight up, include the human element version, but you can also set up directly behind this location and include some rock formations in the foreground like Gregg has done in this shot, or even go straight on from the end of Main Street.
Much like the image I posted yesterday, this one takes me right back to the moment. I was like a kid in a candy store with this awesome attraction and a beautiful full moon, in the perfect position, right in front of me. I settled in to a little cubby in the rock formations just off the path and must have sat there for at least 30 minutes taking pictures. Each was a little different because of the cloud movement and various people who stopped to check out the Orbiter. This is a major thoroughfare, being the entrance to Tomorrowland and all, but thanks to long exposures, you can't see the hundreds of people who walked right past the front of my camera.
I had to change the name of this picture, how could I have missed this title this morning?!? :)
This image reached Explore #4 on February 7, 2012. Thanks for the comments and favorites!
Disneyland | Tomorrowland | Astro Orbiter