Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Entrance - Matthew Cooper Photography
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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Entrace

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Entrance

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train honestly has a pretty boring entrance in my opinion. The best photo opportunities of the ride are really on the complete opposite side. That said I felt this was probably the best way to show off the entrance as it includes some more interesting elements from Fantasyland. The color scheme of the elements really works well and adds a bit of color contrast with the blue lighting. A straight on or even diagonal of just the entrance would probably be pretty meh.

Shooting & Editing Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Entrance

This was shot with the Nikon D810 and Nikon 14-24 2.8. I used 2 shots from a 5 shot bracket to create my base blend using luminosity masks. Again one of these was an underexposure to tame the highlights which are always just a bit too bright in my base exposure. I used Nik Color Efex Pro Contrast to add contrast and did minor color balancing and vibrance adjustments. I broke my editing mold a bit and also used the Nik Color Efex Tonal contrast (very lightly) as I felt the image was feeling a bit flat and this helped it out a bit. I denoised the sky and ran my 2 pass sharpening method to finish off.

Matthew Cooper