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    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.

    1. thepalmtrees 91 months ago | reply

      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.

    2. Nenya 91 months ago | reply

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

    3. Greg Nutt 91 months ago | reply


      Nice colors and motion.

    4. SJKen 91 months ago | reply

      Great post processing.. very creative.

      Congratulation !!
      Seen in/ Gesehen in der Gruppe:

    5. FrogMiller 91 months ago | reply

      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!

    6. cokeisit7 91 months ago | reply


      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 !

    7. Matt R. Horn 91 months ago | reply

      Outstanding. This is better than any postcard I have ever seen from Disney

    8. roberto_blank 91 months ago | reply

      You can get relly sick in those teacups.....atleast I canget really sick.
      Lovely shot!

    9. www.ericcastro.biz 91 months ago | reply

      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 :)

    10. disneyland.kid 91 months ago | reply

      Great colors and motion!

    11. Nenya 89 months ago | reply

      I think this shot is amazing! Please join us at Misfit Magic!

    12. margaritalima 88 months ago | reply

      This is so cool!

    13. jshami24 85 months ago | reply

      this is a very, very cool shot.

    14. lau_rie 81 months ago | reply

      great movement and colour!

    15. Express Monorail 80 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot!


    16. Anne Meijer [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      great movement and color!

    17. Joshua Sudock: ocregister.com/ocdisney 57 months ago | reply

      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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    18. AlyssaManalo 46 months ago | reply

      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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