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.|