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Dead Men Tell No Tales 2012

I've been chasing photos of this cursed spot ever since I started bringing my camera to Disney Theme Parks. This scene of a pirate skeleton locked eternally at the helm with the wind blowing & lightning flashing has always captivated me, and I've tried numerous times to capture it in a way that does it justice.

 

This trip, I had a incredibly delayed epiphany in regards to this scene. See, I almost always choose the left lane when entering the POTC queue. The left lane ends with you loading into your boat on the port side (left side).

 

Since I am a gentleman, I always let my wife board first - but that puts me at a disadvantage for shooting this scene.

 

So this trip, we took the right hand lane which had us board from the starboard (right side). Again, I let my wife board first - but now I was directly across from this skeleton as we passed.

 

It's incredibly embarrassing that it's taken me this long to figure it out, but thankfully I was finally able to grab a few shots of my pirate friend that I was proud of.

 

I'm still not crossing this scene off my shot list, but I'm really happy with how the above shot turned out.

 

If only dead men did tell tales, then perhaps I could have figured this out years ago...

 

Yo ho yo ho, a pirates life for me.

 

Thanks for sailing along - now please gather all your personal items and exit to the left of this photo.

 

Have a great day

 

-Alan

 

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Taken on February 13, 2012