Steam Engine Sunset

For me, one of the most magical moments at Disneyland is walking into the Park and seeing a train over the tunnel. It gets me every time. And nearly every time, I stop to take a picture. Not so much…

HDR Guide Update

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Steam Engine Sunset

For me, one of the most magical moments at Disneyland is walking into the Park and seeing a train over the tunnel. It gets me every time. And nearly every time, I stop to take a picture. Not so much for the sake of sharing or even keeping it but for the sake of doing it. It’s a tradition I’ve made and I suppose it’s the way I let loose some of the excitement and childlike anticipation for everything that happens once I go through that tunnel.

The Ward Kimball steam engine above the entrance tunnel to Main Street, Disneyland

About Matt Hansen

Matt is a photographer and designer based in San Diego. When he’s not working, he's charting his next adventure over coffee or craft beer.
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  1. Was the train in motion? That’s something I hope is in the full tutorial, “How we take those inexplicable HDR motion shots of like roller coasters and stuff.” You also need a section on “How the heck we took that picture of the blue bayou when it’s like pitch black in there and we were on a moving boat.” I have copyright on those titles, by the way.

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    1. Haha, we’ll have to discuss licensing those titles.

      The train was boarding passengers so Matthew was able to grab this while it was stopped. As for the motion shots, we always mask for those, which we do go over in our full HDR tutorial. The Blue Bayou photo, depending on which one you mean, was achieved by either asking a cast member if we could to take a photo or by simply having lunch there so we could set up a tripod and get a long enough exposure (as much as I’d like to take credit for achieving such photos in the dark, on a moving boat).

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