Wednesday, February 18, 2015
This lot, from January '65, still has a few too-dark images, but they're still worth a look.
This familiar scene, showing "Bear Country" in Nature's Wonderland, looks surprisingly rich and complete, especially when you consider the compressed space that the Imagineers had to work with. You can almost believe that the forest continues for miles, or that the river is icy cold from melted snow.
This one is the victim of poor timing; the photographer waited just a bit too long to take his photo. But you can still just see the battling elk. Why can't they just get along?
The desert is looking especially verdant here; it is winter after all. Maybe we'll see colorful flowers springing up soon? Pronghorn antelope gather near the pond. A geyser erupts on the other side of the crazy rock formations; but my favorite detail is the Disneyland Railroad in the distance!