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Straight on Til' Morning

Straight on Til’ Morning

Peter Pan’s Flight is a very challenging dark ride to shoot. It’s even more difficult if you try to shoot a version of it you haven’t ridden before on your first ride through. That’s my experience from riding the Disneyland version. Though the ride has...

A Pig's Life for Me

A Pig’s Life for Me

I’ve got another dark ride shot today showing off the Nikon 28 1.4. I have shot dark rides with the Nikon 24 1.4, Nikon 35 1.4, Sigma 24 1.4 and Sigma 35 1.4 and I like the Nikon 28 better than all of them. The...

The Captain's Quarters

The Captain’s Quarters

Today I want to talk about two different issues I often see with dark ride photos. First off, and the biggest offender is too much denoising. One thing to keep in mind when denoising is that when doing so you are not just removing noise,...



Say the title like Ru-fi-o from Hook and then chant it over and over. Anyways… this is another great little dark ride at Disneyland. It’s not terribly difficult to shoot (other than the blue fairy, I missed her twice!). Shot with my Nikon 28 1.4...

Pan & Hook Duel

Every trip I take 100s of dark ride photos and then proceed to edit 2-3 and that's all I share. That seems kind of dumb because I have lots of great dark ride photos. I guess I tend to ignore them as many don't have...