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Splash Mountain – Zip-A-Dee Lady – Todd Freimiller

Splash Mountain is one of those feel good rides at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.  With the bright colors and the music you have to try really hard to not be in a better mood by the end of the ride.  During our last trip to the Disney World I decided that I wanted to brave the water and take some pictures while going through the ride.  With my 5DMkIII, a rented Sigma 35mm F1.4, and a plastic zip lock bag to protect the camera and lens during the wetter parts of the ride I was able to capture quite a few photos including this one of the Zip-A-Dee Lady.

Even though this is one of the brighter of the dark rides at Disney World it still offers its share of challenges.  I would suggest that anyone wanting to try out the elusive art of Dark Ride Photography start either with this ride or it’s a Small World.  Both these rides are great starting points for working on the skills that you will need later for the more challenging rides like Pirates or the ever elusive Haunted Mansion.

Setting that I used for this photo were 35mm focal length, 1/60 sec shutter speed, F-stop of 1.4 and Auto ISO which for this shot ended up using an ISO of 800.  Post processing was performed using Lightroom

Flickr – Todd Freimiller’s Flickr Page