Wednesday, December 24, 2014
I wish I had lots more nice vintage Christmas images from Disneyland - just think how many zillions of photos must have been taken by guests during the holidays over the last 59 years!
Even though this one is backlit, it's still neat, with the big tree towering over Town Square. Garlands and wreaths are strung across Main Street, much like the kind you might find on a real city street (years ago, anyway).
Here's another one of those mysteriously dark photos - somebody needed to learn about f-stops and exposures. The photo is interesting in spite its flaws… look at the crowds in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle! The selective soft focus adds to the dreamlike quality.
Aha, now we can see why it was so crowded. There's Goofy, the Big Bad Wolf, the White Rabbit, and who knows, there may be a character or two obscured by the mob. I miss the days when characters just wandered around the park; the designated meet 'n greets make sense I suppose, but the sense of surprise is gone. Oh well.