Not a Laughing Place

Last month, I posted a very dramatic and moody photo of Splash Mountain, but I had actually taken an arguably even more dark and evocative of the iconic ride a couple of months prior.  This shot occurred during gray hour--the period of time after the sun sets, rendering away the warmth of golden hour, and the lighting is dead and not too usuable.  But seeing a bunch of birds fly out from behind the mountain prompted me to take a photo because it looked so eerie, and when I got home, I decided to play with the editing.  Eschewing my normal vivid and saturated style, I upped the shadows and muted the colors and tried to make this scene look more haunting and intimidating.  The result was something far from the Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah carefree normally associated with this attraction.  In fact, perhaps the more appropriate soundtrack for this scene would be "Burrow's Lament!"

The flock of crows flying over Splash Mountain at dusk adds to its moodiness.


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