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Photo TR: Martin's Fantasy Island 8/10/11

Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:35 am

I have recently gotten into photography. I decided to take my camera on a quick trip to Fantasy Island yesterday. I shot most of these in manual mode with f-stops ranging from 4-15 and variable shutter speeds. If you have any suggestions on how I can improve my photography please let me know.

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We arrived around 1PM, with our discounted tickets in hand.
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The Golden Nugget.
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New for 2011 Mind Warp (It could be called whiplash because that is pretty much half of the ride.)
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The modest Ferris wheel.
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This was my favorite ride there. Long ride cycle allowed for some great views.
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Not too tall, but tall enough.
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The "spinning" Wild Mouse.
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I'm a fan of Disk-O's.
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Reasonably priced games! And they have IGOTIT!
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It rained a little bit, so the slides were closed while the crew dried them off.
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Wild west theming, love it.
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This slide beat me up a little bit.
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Silver Comet at it's peak.
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I spy a frog hopper.
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The Toilet Bowl.
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While a lot of the park is pavement, there are some nice gardens near the entrance.
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Sssscchhhh! Sleeping Giant!
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All Aboard!
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They have a great selection of rides for little kids.
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They even have some playground slides.
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The Free canoes was a highlight of the day.
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You got to canoe around a small island inhabited by Native American Statues.
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The reason why we're here.
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Nerd Shot!
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Nice Curves!
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The Support Structure.
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Down they go!
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Do the Disk-O!
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No Thanks!
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First time on one of these, fun!
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From the ferris wheel.
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Weee!
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Do they know what they are in for?
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I don't think so!
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Splash!
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Drenched!
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There is also a nice car ride.
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Everyone loves the Star-Flyer!
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Mind Warping in progress.
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Awesome, intense, Ride.
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Nerd Shot!
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Comet!
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Everybody Loves the Silver Comet!
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This was my first Photo TR, if you have any comments or criticisms please let me know. I plan on heading up to Darien Lake soon with my camera for TR #2. Until then...

Doug "the shutter button does what?" Mandell.
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Re: Photo TR: Martin's Fantasy Island 8/10/11

Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:56 pm

Mind Warp looks amazing. Great TR!

Re: Photo TR: Martin's Fantasy Island 8/10/11

Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:49 pm

Lots of great shots in here! This is another park I'm sorry I never visited while I was still living on the East Coast.

Those three flume rider close-ups totally made me LOL.

And Mind Warp looks like a complete nightmare. I'll take the Tilt-A-Whirl, thank you very much.

Re: Photo TR: Martin's Fantasy Island 8/10/11

Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:12 pm

You did a fine job capturing Martin's. There were quite a few angles I liked.

Mind Warp is an excellent and intense ride. Glad MFI was willing to install something that is a first in the U.S.

Re: Photo TR: Martin's Fantasy Island 8/10/11

Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:10 pm

:cry: i am sad because i love martins fantasy island Ive only been there twice but next week i go to Marineland so its not all bad. . . .


dragon mountain is waiting

the other thing i find weird about buffalo is that even though it has a lower population than Detroit it manages to support 3 amusement parks! detroit used to sport 3 but now it has none :roll:

Re: Photo TR: Martin's Fantasy Island 8/10/11

Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:28 am

Houston has tons more people than both, and has a lone small park with one disintegrating coaster.

-RO

Re: Photo TR: Martin's Fantasy Island 8/10/11

Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:58 pm

Very nice photos! Thanks for sharing. Looks like a nice park. The name of it though makes me want to yell "De plane! De plane" or "Smiles, everyone! Smiles!" :lol:

Re: Photo TR: Martin's Fantasy Island 8/10/11

Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:08 pm

Brings back good memories of a TPR trip long ago. I thought MFI was a great little park! I hope to go there again sometime.

Re: Photo TR: Martin's Fantasy Island 8/10/11

Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:12 pm

that looks like so much fuuuuunnnnnnnnnn *w*

Re: Photo TR: Martin's Fantasy Island 8/10/11

Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:22 pm

The chances of me getting to this park this weekend are slim but Marine land is a go!
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