Inside the Haunted Mansion, a Photo Opportunity!

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As most of our Main Streeters know, we have Andy at WDW Shutterbug on staff here, helping us capture the magic of Disney through his photographs. I always enjoy Andy’s photos, they’re awesome, but for some reason, I really liked this one that he took from the Haunted Mansion at the MK. Maybe it’s because you don’t see too many pictures from inside the attraction, I’m not sure, but Haunted Mansion pictures interest me. Anyhow, here’s what Andy had to say regarding the above photo:

“I normally don’t shoot inside the dark rides because they can be a little challenging to photograph due to the poor lighting. The lighting is meant to compliment the show scenes and create the right mood for the guest but it’s also the biggest challenge for photographers. Having little light to work with requires for a wide aperture, a high ISO, and shutter speed that’s fast enough to avoid motion blur, since you’re constantly moving. This is especially true for the Haunted Mansion which has the lowest lighting from any of the dark rides.

Sunday turned out to be a good day for me. I experienced a ride breakdown right in front of an actual scene. I’ve had this ride stop many times but usually it’s right in front of a dark wall, with nothing to photograph. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my tripod with me at that moment so I had to get creative and place my camera on top of my camera bag and then try to balance that on top of the curved lap bar. This picture isn’t as good as I would have wanted but it’s the best one I’ve gotten from there, so far, so I thought I would share it.” Andy ~ WDW Shutterbug

Photo settings:
Settings: f/2.8 – ISO 1600 – 8 seconds – 11mm

As always, we appreciate the contributions Andy makes to TMSM! Stay tuned for more beautiful photos to come!

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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