Thunder Mountain

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    This was always one of my favorite rides from Disney World. It was fun to get a chance to take my son there so he could experience the terror of being on a runaway mine train on his own.

    I think my other favorite ride was Space Mountain. There were some really great ideas for shots I had inside there, but it's kinda tough to jump off the roller coaster to get the perfect vantage. Since I do roam around the various parks with all my equipment, getting my tripod into a roller coaster is always kinda tough. I would leave it there with a 16-year-old who pushes the green flashy button to start the ride, but, most of the time at Disney, the exit is a mile away from entrance. So, I usually collapse the thing and put it under my feet. The negative-G humps always make pinning the tripod to the ground more than a little tough.

    You might notice this one has a certain look that is different from my typical shots. It's using some of the effects from my textures tutorial on that subject. Thanks to those of you that have been sending me your images that use the textures -- it's always cool to see how people have combined their stuff with the textures! Miss Aneila (guest blogger) from a few weeks back, did one as well, which is on that page... it's the one with the pink dress.

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    1. Neil Zone 60 months ago | reply

      Nice shot - the colours are great :-)

    2. lemuelreyes 60 months ago | reply

      amazing textures. I have to learn to do this.

    3. The Art of capturing... in and out.... 60 months ago | reply

      You're so funny! But I can think of better ways to stay in shape than riding a Disney roller coaster while securing a tripod under my feet... Great story Trey.

    4. p.m.w 60 months ago | reply

      oops, did i mention already? forgot to mention...I LOVE TRAINS...oh yeah...

    5. GT BraZil 60 months ago | reply

      Great capture!

    6. StGrundy 60 months ago | reply

      Great job, my friend. You are the definition of interesting!

      *** KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ***

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    7. BiG-ShoT 60 months ago | reply

      Nice treatment, it really adds to the photo.

    8. Phariborzz 60 months ago | reply

      This brilliant photo is awarded a Nikon-flickr-Award!

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    9. doug.siefken 60 months ago | reply

      cool image (as always)

    10. jc ynion 60 months ago | reply

      what a beautiful image

    11. Fr3d3L 60 months ago | reply

      Absolutely love this pic! The fact that it looks like can step into it and maybe pan for gold nearby, makes this one for me.

    12. marklessard 60 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful! Congrats on Explore!

      Seen in Explore.

      Have a great day!

    13. Rea Family 60 months ago | reply

      Great picture... at first glance, I thought it was a small scale train model...

    14. {kidnurse} [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      Very the texture!

    15. BrentLawrence 60 months ago | reply

      Great shot Trey!!

    16. Art-Chick-Prisca [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot of the best ride in the world! :-)

    17. Pixel Packing Mama 9 months ago | reply

      I've been on that ride several times in my life, and it was great fun! Thanks for the memories.

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