Big Thunder

In photography by webmeister Bud

Peaceful. Majestic. Breathtaking. Wheeeeeee!

20081021 - Big ThunderCanon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5
17 mm · 1/800 s · f/14 · ISO 800

Yes, this is the view mere seconds before diving into another twisty tumble along the windy tracks of Big Thunder Railroad.

While the situation was admittedly a risky one for my Magical Pictobox 3000™, due care was taken to ensure it was tightly secured to my body during the ride, with backup protection of a quick-draw ball cap in case of splashing.

I reckon this shot was taken about 100 feet off the ground before diving into a 55 km/h finalé of drops, lifts and sharp sideways turns.

Another slice of the wonderful escape which was Disneyland.