Space Mountain Fireworks

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    Fireworks shoot off behind Walt Disney World's Space Mountain... well, sorta. :) Ok, not really.

    I admit that there is a good bit of Photoshop work at play here. This shot is a composite of two shots (with a little bit of rearranging and some artistic license) that were taken from our balcony at the Contemporary Resort.

    Originally the fireworks were somewhat off to the left, as they're shot off a good ways back behind Cinderella Castle. The shots turned out well enough that I decided I wanted a different look and put Space Mountain in the foreground. So, take a little pink, a little blue (extra points if you get the movie reference), and about 45 minutes, and you have the resulting image above. Note the hidden mickey. :)

    And yes, since I know someone will say something about it, this is a composite of two different bursts of fireworks. The blue/orange is one set, the streamers with the red/yellow is the other. The hidden mickey is actually my own creation out of one little tiny burst, assembled together to form a shape like I wanted.

    For those that are curious, the two original base images are here:
    Wishes Fireworks From the Contemporary 1 and Wishes Fireworks from the Contemporary 2.

    #2 in Explore for November 17, 2007 Woo Hoo! :) Thanks to everyone for their comments and support!

    *Please note that this image is copyrighted and is not Stock Photography. It may not be reused, reposted to other sites, modified, published or redistributed without written permission.*

    Space Needle, Rysar, Disney Dan, and 61 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. cjscott [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      this is gorgeous! i like how they make little lines! :)

    2. .imelda 78 months ago | reply

      This is so awesome!!

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    3. Contraste Visual [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      qe foto mas impresionante, sin palabras

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    5. Skyburst 78 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Excellence in Fireworks & Pyrotechnics, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      Please come and join us ;-)

    6. Slimdandy 78 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called A Celebration of Light, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    7. Jan_Karol 78 months ago | reply

      Every photograph is a lie. I can't understand the people who complain about photoshop. If every lie was as nice as this one !!! ;-)

    8. smtpboy 78 months ago | reply


      Well, there are two ways of looking at "photoshopped" images. Color correction, brightness adjustment, cropping, redeye removal, etc all fall in the 'acceptable' category to most people. Where people start getting bent (particularly on Flickr) is when images are fabricated out of thin air, as I did here.

      The major problem is that a lot of the people doing the fabricating aren't up front about it, and pass off heavily photomanipulated images as their own photography. I guess I have too much of a sense of "artistic ethics" to do that, hence the full disclosure.

    9. Bill Evans 78 months ago | reply

      I think it's pretty dog gone awesome myself. Great job!!

    10. cool178 73 months ago | reply

      wonderful !!!!!!

    11. MzChrisBrown 72 months ago | reply


      Happy Birthday 2 ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*********

    12. Elysia in Wonderland 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Disney, Disney, Disney!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. kevkev44 68 months ago | reply

      wow, just an amazing shot.

    14. -Alii Jones 67 months ago | reply

      I love the colours

    15. 2014AD 66 months ago | reply

      A bouquet of fireworks.

    16. superpirate 64 months ago | reply

      Wow That's BEAUTIFULL!

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    18. pup ajax 49 months ago | reply

      Disney Photo Challenge
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