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Peh-No-Key-Oh

Peh-No-Key-Oh

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...

Alice & the Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Alice & the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Today I’m going to dive in with the first of many dark ride shots from Disneyland. As a classic dark ride lover Disneyland really delivers the goods. There’s so many classics to enjoy. They’re short but oh so satisfying. It makes me sad Walt Disney...

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...

Spaceship Earth's Cavemen

Spaceship Earth’s Cavemen

Like any dark ride photographer I love ride stops and was fortunate enough to have one in this difficult scene that lasted nearly 10 minutes. Unfortunately that only helps so much when the animatronics and even the wall paintings are almost constantly moving. So what...

Peter Pan Takes the Wheel

Peter Pan Takes the Wheel

Peter Pan's Flight, a nemesis of many dark ride shooters. It's the kind of ride where if you come away with even 1 good shot you can count it a success. Now I've shot this ride with 1.4 glass in the past and had success...