Scenes from the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean is currently under a three week refurbishment, so I thought I'd take the time to post some photos from within the ride. Shooting on Pirates is a pretty great challenge--the extremely low lighting means high ISO and fast lenses are a must--and even then, it's hard to capture a perfectly crisp image (at least to my liking). Still, it's a classic ride and beloved by generations, so lets take a cruise through the lives of everyone's favorite ransacking buccaneers!
|The undead pirates occupy the first portion of Pirates of the Caribbean.
|They treasure gold, and they'll be with their treasure for all eternity.
|Traveling backwards, chronologically, we encounter Captain Barbossa laying seige to a Spanish fort.
|The evil captain commands his forces to fire at will.
|The Spanish defenders swear to sink Barbossa's ship with their return cannonfire!
|Over in Isla Tesoro, town mayor Carlos gets dunked but refuses to tell his secrets, because he is not cheecken.
|On the other side, there appears to be an auction going on. The Redhead seems popular.
|The remaining wenches are rather wench-y.
|Still, there seems to be a pretty good audience for the bride selection.
|Onto the celebratory parts of the ride... here a slumbering sot sleeps with his swine.
|And the pillaging pirates are claiming loot from the burning town.
|As a kid, I was convinced that this was real fire!
|Of course, karma always holds the last laugh, and the pirates cannot escape a fate of imprisonment.
|For some, it is their ultimate fate.
|Others still have hope of escape.
|Captain Jack Sparrow bids riders adieu at the end of the ride.
|At the end of the day, he's the one who gets away with the treasure!