Thunder Mountain

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.

Thunder Mountain (by Stuck in Customs)

  • casusan

    This brings back memories….try ‘terrifying’! Super shot Trey!

  • Great shot! The texture adds to the surreality that is Disney. Is it weird that I think I can recognize the textures you used?…

  • Richard

    Love the use of your texture Trey. The sky looks like a painting.

  • Hi Trey, cool picture and I love what you did with the sky!
    On an other note, I’m currently in the process of planning my trip to iceland and imagine my suprise when I saw one of your pictures on the icland air hotel site : (browse thru the picture on the home page). The shot in question is The Open Road (November 19th, 2007).
    It must be nice to know that your work gets around.

  • Hey Trey,

    I just have to say that I love your blog. Your work is simply fantastic! Keep doing what you do.

  • That’s just awesome!!!!

  • Under normal circumstances, I reserve the “That looks like a painting!” comment for actual paintings, since that is all I seem to hear about my HDR shots, but with your use of textures, this one actually does look like a painting. As always, I love the blue sky. Thanks Trey!

  • Awesome shot and use of a texture Trey!! I played with some textures this weekend on a 47 Cadillac that was sitting in front of our hotel.

    Take a look if you get a chance.

  • We really love this ride as well! Major favorite, with Space Mountain running a close second. Nice processing of your image. Funny thing is that I must have been standing in almost the same place when I shot one that is posted to my flickr account (fotofreq).

  • Thanks all – yes I see that Jacques – I see we are drawn to the same places! 🙂

  • Awesome! Love the look with the texture. I’ve tried it a few times, just haven’t had enough time to have fun with it.

  • Facebook User

    Great photo Trey! Love the texture that you used as well. Was the photo done taking multiple exposures or just one?

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