Saturday, May 04, 2013
Vintage Tour Through WDW's Haunted Mansion
The quality may not be spectacular, but these 1970's images from Orlando's Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square may still appeal to some, as vintage interior dark ride shots are rare. Shall we board our Doombuggy Time Machine?
As you can see by this photo from my most recent trip to WDW, the landscaping has seen a bit of growth in the last forty years!
Our vintage photographer obviously did not heed the "no flash" warning by the ghost host, as most of these shots suffer from high contrast. Still, this is one of my favorite scenes, as the glimpse of the hands emerging from the coffin give an "eerie sense of foreboding."
Madame Leota loses her face with flash photography; the projection effect gets obliterated.
That #$%^ railing got in the way of the two ballroom shots! Maybe there are some Haunted Mansion railing nuts out there?!?
The best shot of the bunch is this one from the attic, showing a corner glimpse of the original bride:
The flash not only blocked the hitchhiking ghost effect, but kept our photographer's identity anonymous.
It was probably to prevent the ghost host from punishing him for using a flash.
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