speed rail

well i'm back from wdw, had some great times, some productive time, and some scary times (more on that later).


in the meantime let me explain this shot. this was inspired by corey dorsey and ryan pastorino's "Stack" idea in which they combine ND filters placed on top of each other to produce long exposure effects in broad daylight. This on the other hand was stack in a photoshop sense. I had shot first the monorail using an ND 3.0 x110 filter (the darkest I could find from B+W) and shot timed to the passing of the monorail. it took a couple, one for the left side and another on the right side. While I waited 15 minutes for the black monorail to pass again, i removed the Filter and set my camera to Continuous High..once the black monorail came back I shot a burst long enough to cover the entire viewing area.


Then in post it was just a matter of mixing the different long exposures using paths, cutting out the solid areas of the monorail (without any spaceship transparency), then used curves to match the color of the steady shot..added some viveza for sky saturation, and a little vignette.


fun stuff!


it was great meeting new flickr members and meeting old friends.

thanks for looking and have a great day.

  • Gregg L Cooper 4y

    Love it!
  • David Hendershot 4y

    Very Cool, awesome! Thanks for the info on how it was done. I'd like to try this someday.
  • { ...Angela } 4y

    Very cool shot!! Love the slow exposure on the monorail!! SOO cool!! Glad you all had such a great time here at WDW... YAY!!
  • Steve 4y

    Now that's just cool! Nice to read how you did it, too.
  • Bob Desmond 4y

  • Katie S 4y

    Fantastic! Love the blur on the monorail!
  • Vanessa Guzan 4y

    This is such a cool shot!! Well done!
    It was so great to finally meet you!! :)
  • Michael Besant 4y

    Wow, a lot of work, but WELL worth it! Great image!!
  • Kristin W. 4y

    wow fabulous. i've really been wanting to learn how to do this. great meeting you!
  • Dan Huntley 4y

    That's one sleek looking machine. Great post work.
  • Doug 4y

    Oh boy that sounds like a lot of work but the end result image is fantastic...an instant fave!
    It was great meeting up with you again Eddy!
  • Peter Lee 4y

    Wonderful effect! The framing and colorful are beautiful as well. It looks like the monorail is slowing down from light speed.
  • Jeff Hamm 4y

    This is so awesome! I love these ND monorail shots! Great work!
  • Adam Hansen 4y

    I love this. I tried a similar shot but was not happy with the results. Will just have to try again next time :)
  • Larry White, Jr. 4y

    This is just tooooo cool!
  • CodyWDWfan 4y

    Eddy, it was excellent to meet you and hang out.. and this shot is SWEET!
  • Don Sullivan 4y

    Fantastic execution and an amazing result.
  • Mariano '48 4y

  • Mike 3y

    Avery creative treatment to a classic shot.
  • Katie S 3y

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