Thursday, July 09, 2009

Tell-No-Tales Thursdays: Captain’s Quarters



Here’s the Captain himself, inspecting a treasure map with a looking glass, in this early publicity image. So much stuff to look at, it hardly gets boring; always something new to discover with each ride.



Even after 20 trips you could still find treasures unseen, such as the bedwarmer propped up next to the bed.



The eyes really ARE the first thing to go!






The first treasure room that you see on POTC is guarded by a skeleton. How many have attempted (or wanted) to get out of their boat and get a souvenir? Aaaaargh those hidden cameras! Here’s how the treasure room looked when the ride first opened. This is from a vintage Viewmaster slide.





Here are some recent shots taken on the POTC WITHOUT a flash; my new camera is definitely earning its price tag! Notice how the original lighting of the attraction is retained, and the atmosphere is captured much closer to the actual experience as opposed to using the harsh light of a camera flash.









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9 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, fantastic photos! No flash, in a relatively dark area, from a moving boat, and they came out perfect. You must have quite a camera!

Katella Gate said...

I remember being 10 years old and wanting my bedroom to look just like the Captain's Quarters... That was not going go fly with my Mom, with the skeletons and the haunted harpsichord, so I had to settle for the Tiki Room.

HollyLynne said...

I agree, your camera must be extra special! Great shots.

-idogcow said...

Wow! Add me to the list of those envious to that camera

Anonymous said...

great stuff, as always. what kind of new camera do you use thar, dave?

Davelandweb said...

I use a Nikon D300; have had it about a year now. Still getting used to it!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Dave, are you sure this: http://davelandweb.com/potc/images/cquarters/CaptainsQuarters_VP_711.jpg is Disneyland's? The two pictures showing the room as a whole, the one you took recently and the older one, don't look like they're the same room. Notice the two signs for the Captain's Quarters look pretty different.

Davelandweb said...

Anonymous - Keep in mind these photos are taken about 40 years apart; changes in signage, props, etc. is extremely standard, even for classic attractions like POTC.

Anonymous said...

I heard that skull above the bed is real