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Haunted Mansion

Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World

Orlando, FL


I thought I was done with Ghost-centric photos for a while, but then these guys followed me home from Photo Magic! I guess there's always room for one more...


I've posted the Hitchhiking Ghosts before, and just like last time, this shot was accomplished using the focus lock method described by Todd Hurley in Episode 22 of ISO5571 (which is explained in my previous Hitchhiking Ghosts upload), but this trip was my first time shooting Haunted Mansion with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens, and wow - it made a difference. Not only did the Sigma 35 allow a slightly wider view of the Hitchhikers to capture some of the details around them, but I also think it (along with shooting in full manual this time) helped me achieve a slightly sharper capture.


Full disclosure: The right-most hitchhiker is blended in from another exposure (from the same trip through the mansion - just a few shots earlier in burst mode) to allow all three ghosts to be facing forward. Also, for the record, this shot was taken in-motion - I got a few Mansion e-stops during Photo Magic but none of them were in front of the Hitchhikers.


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Taken on October 25, 2013