Teacups, Disneyland California.


So I didn't like any of the pictures I took at Disneyland this time around. I took my D200 with the 18-55mm, a holga with a few rolls, and a poloroid with about 30 shots. I was also under the control of a 10 year old girl with some -tude.

I ended up barely taking any pictures, but did get this one. I would really like to go back though. I needed my tripod, a little bit of a longer exposure and a darker sky.


I had to do alot of work in CS2 for this result. mainly level and curve tweaks, but more than I like to. I think I could do better than this without the photoshop if I plan a little more.


So I guess I consider this more of a test shoot/scout for a day in the future. Maybe the Holga pictures will look cool?



July 3 2009

Photo was used in a Polish magazine called EVA.


  • Eliza-Marie 8y

  • thepalmtrees 8y

    Excellent! I love the contrast and the motion blur. This was a ride I wanted to photograph on our trip to Walt Disney World, but it was raining pretty heavily that day so I didn't get the chance.

  • Nenya 8y

    A true image from Fantasyland-unreal colors, movement and sharpness.... Alice would be proud of the picture.
  • Greg Nutt 8y


    Nice colors and motion.
  • SJKen 8y

    Great post processing.. very creative.

    Congratulation !!
    Seen in/ Gesehen in der Gruppe:
  • Robert Miller 8y

    Wow. Love the vignetting, the motion blur, the bright colors, this is really really great - perfection in a photo if you ask me, hence the perfect score!

  • cokeisit7 8y


    A perfect capture of the feeling of riding the teacups. I do mean perfect; I can almost hear the music. I'm jealous that I couldn't do that !
  • Matt R. Horn 8y

    Outstanding. This is better than any postcard I have ever seen from Disney
  • Rob Blank 8y

    You can get relly sick in those teacups.....atleast I canget really sick.
    Lovely shot!
  • Eric Castro 8y

    Thankyou SO much everybody!! I have been down on my photography lately. This really helps.

    And I to get sick on the ride, so I am scared to go on now :)
  • disneyland.kid 8y

    Great colors and motion!
  • Nenya 8y

    I think this shot is amazing! Please join us at Misfit Magic!
  • Margarita Lima 7y

    This is so cool!
  • Jennifer Holcombe 7y


  • jshami24 7y

    this is a very, very cool shot.
  • lau_rie 7y

    great movement and colour!
  • Joe Penniston 7y

    Awesome shot!

  • Anne Meijer 6y

    great movement and color!
  • Joshua Sudock: ocregister.com/ocdisney 5y

    Hi. I'm an administrator for the Disney flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/ocrarounddisney/pool/, the Orange County Register newspaper's AroundDisney.com blog's Flickr group. We'd love it if you contributed this image to our pool!


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  • Alyssa Manalo 4y

    excellent shot! i am hoping to do the same so that i could learn how to take long exposure shots with my panasonic lumix gf2.
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