Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fun With Double Exposures, 1957

AAAARGH! No, I'm not playing pirate, I'm expressing my frustration with today's double exposure. Our photographer stood in roughly the same spot and took two photos on the same frame of film. Malfunctioning camera? Bad juju? Anyway, inn one photo the Disneyland Railroad is passing by, with one of the "cattle cars" visible just in front of the caboose. The other showed the back of the Viewliner, stopped as a load of passengers climbs aboard. Of all the pictures to be cursed with a double exposure, why did it have to be this one?

And here's a familiar view of the TWA Rocket to the Moon, taken from the Skyway.


TokyoMagic! said...

I'm confused as to where this was taken. It looks like it's in the back part of Tomorrowland near the berm, but was there a Viewliner station back there? The engine of the DL train is also visible....strange, but wonderful!

Andrew said...

Ah, the Viewliner seems to be as elusive as the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. Sightings are often rare and obscured!

Major Pepperidge said...

TM, I believe that this was taken towards the back of Tomorrowland. Check out this picture:


There is a path that goes behind Snow Mountain, at which point you would have been near where the train tracks and Viewliner tracks ran parallel (I think). If I'm wrong, please chime in, readers!

outsidetheberm said...

The location is correct (back of Tomorrowland) - but my guess is that the people you see are not waiting to load, but rather are standing in the open air cattle car as it passed that point (note attached caboose). Two cents.

Great ghostly shot!

Nancy said...

yes, its very cool but so aggravating..there are so few nice pics (or just in general) of our beloved Viewliner!

thanks for posting it

as always, lovely pic of the TWA Rocket. the sky is beautiful, going from light to darker blue...and lots of happy visitors as well! :D

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Hey thats a great double exposure, at first I thought it was on purpose? I actually like it a lot, Thanks!

Chiana_Chat said...

That is one gnarly double exposure.

If it had to be double exposed, at least it was gnarily.

Chiana_Chat said...

Oh - and that may be my favorite Rocket pic evah. :)