Monorail Monday: Orange Blur #Disney #Photo

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    As usual, I was flipping through my photos looking for a shot to post today when I came across this... uh.. shot.

    I figured I would post it on account of today being 'Monorail Monday' but to be honest, this photo is just some monorail trial and error (with an emphasis on error).

    I was playing around with some ND filters and had some crazy ideas in my head, but couldn't get the two to cooperate to make an image worth keeping. Sure, I kept this one - but only to remind myself what not to do next time :)

    Hope everyone is doing ok, and has been staying cool despite the heat. People think I'm nuts because I love those 100 degree days (and up) but I know they aren't for everyone.

    If you're too hot, please have a Dole Whip on me!

    Have a great day,


    Canon EOS 7D
    2.5 sec at f/4.5 | ISO 100
    EF24mm f/1.4L II USM
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    1. Crustopher 34 months ago | reply

      What a fun experiment, the motion blur and the smooth water are wonderful. If you think this was more error, I can't wait to see what you really had in mind for next time!

    2. Coasterluver 34 months ago | reply

      NICE NICE NICE!! I've been trying to get a perfectly smooth monorail shot during the day like this for awhile but just haven't been successful at it yet! Love this!

    3. wdwben 34 months ago | reply

      I know you said this is your trial shot, but it's really awesome. The monorail blur pairs nicely with the water blur with some vertical vs. horizontal dichotomy.

    4. Burnsland (Steve Burns) 34 months ago | reply

      That looks neat! I like the blur of the Monorail.

    5. Parrot40 34 months ago | reply

      I love this "error" as well. Wish my mess-ups were this good. I'll echo the other comments about the great double blur of the water and monorail. I also like the little strip of blue water at the base of the fountain. It mirrors the blue of the sky.

    6. wdwSteve 34 months ago | reply

      Cool Alan! Monorail Org- moving on,nice capture

    7. Allen Castillo 34 months ago | reply

      I hope I get similar results on my "trial & error" shots. This is fantastic!

    8. DugJax 34 months ago | reply

      Awesome! Real nice work!
      I plan on trying the ND filter long daytime exposure on the monorails in the coming year.

    9. jdhilger 34 months ago | reply

      Not sure what you don't like about the shot: I think it looks great.

    10. bowenbee 34 months ago | reply

      Cool, I've tried the ND with monorails before, but your execution turned out a lot better than anything I got.

    11. Scott Smith (SRisonS) 34 months ago | reply

      WOW!!!!! Very cool shot.

    12. Fab05 34 months ago | reply

      Works for me. A really cool shot.

    13. Jeff_B. 34 months ago | reply

      Sweet motion blur!

    14. Kelly_MR 34 months ago | reply

      I think this is a great example of motion blur done right!

    15. Diana Odom (disneywifey) 34 months ago | reply

      I like the error shot a lot, can't wait to see the ones you don't think are an error!

    16. WDW Shutterbug 12 months ago | reply

      This is an awesome shot! I like it a lot.

    17. Alan Rappa 12 months ago | reply

      Thanks... it wasn't quite what I was shooting for, but it was still fun to play around with ND filters and slower speeds during the day. How the hell did you end up back on this shot though?

    18. WDW Shutterbug 12 months ago | reply

      LOL, I think you posted it on Twitter or something, so I followed the Flickr link to see the settings.

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