Disney’s Headless Horseman ~ Joanie Eddis-Koch
Capturing the Headless Horseman During Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parade is a grave challenge! The lighting is is dimmed for his ride and his horse is as black as night… Over the years he has gotten a little slower but to me he still flies by in the blink of an eye. There are many spots along the parade route that provide certain advantages when trying to capture this villain. I chose this spot which was right near where he exited from the bridge to enter the hub by the Castle. I like this shot because there are no people in it. I think that deserted bridge area is getting as close to his natural circumstances as possible… after all, no one in their right mind would be out there on the street trying to witness his gruesome visage.
This was shot with a Nikon D4. The lens used was the Nikon 24-70mm f 2.8. The f stop was wide open at 2.8 and the shutter speed was set to 1/125th of a second. The meter was set to Spot and the ISO was set to 10,000.