Wednesday, December 18, 2013

More Rejects - Unrejected

What's a fella to do with those scans that don't quite meet his high standards? That's right, I have high standards, what's with the snickering?! I think I will unreject them and put them all in a single post, and bring peace and harmony to the world.

First up, a blurry photo of the C.K. Holliday, circa 1956. If only this one was nice and clear, it would be quite a beauty, and unusual with the white Frontierland fencing in front of it and the grassy (weedy?) berm behind it. 

Another common problem with old photos is that they can often be too dark. This one is a textbook example (and I've lightened it up considerably); the river looks like it is filled with India ink, and the trees on shore have been soaking up that ink into their leaves and branches.

This one is a real snooze! The Peoplemover track passes above the entrance to Tomorrowland, and our photographer snapped a photo of the flower beds below. They probably looked very vibrant and pretty in real life, but the film stock has faded to a strange pinky-purple tone. Blech.

This Cascade Peak pic isn't really that bad, but it is kind of dull. Still, it's a nice look at the waterfalls I suppose.

Stay tuned, because there will certainly be more unrejected slides to share someday!


Melissa said...

I hear tell 'twas the inky waters of the Mississippi that first inspired young Sam Clemens to become a writer. He just dipped his pen over the bow and made his "Mark" on the paper.

K. Martinez said...

I can't see all the images, but that one of the Tomorrowland entrance flower beds is pretty cool. A nice unusual view instead of the usual shot of the PeopleMover in front of Tomorrowland entrance. I've sat on those flowerbed benches many a time. I like it!

Tom said...

Those inky waters surrounding the Mark Twain make it look all the more dramatic somehow. I think it was a dark period in history in general, what with Watergate and all that.

Major Pepperidge said...

Melissa, if only Sam Clemens had used "Inky Waters" as his nom de plume!

K. Martinez, I don't even know, are those flower beds still there? Were they replaced by the weird rocks near the Astro Orbiter?

Tom, Mark Twain had more than a few choice words about the politicians of his day (they sound just like what folks day today), imagine what he would have said about Watergate!

K. Martinez said...

Yes, unfortunately they were replaced by the weird rocks.

JG said...

Another vote for the planters. We always enjoyed the creative floral displays. Those molded stone benches were more comfortable than they looked.

Sad to see all this removed for the orbitor ride, although I think it is an acceptable follow-on to the Rocket Jets. It just should be in the center, not outside the gate.


steve2wdw said...

I too, love the picture of the Tomorrowland flower beds, but the best portion of the photo is the view of the hub. All those shade trees and benches create one of the most beautiful areas of the park, especially on a day as uncrowded as this.

Michaeland said...

I LOVED those flower beds, and this is one awesome look at them! They provided all that color, and sleek seating, but also had a marvelous smell - always merigolds. Tomorrow smelled like flowers.