A Short Dollywood Photo TR

Testing out my new camera: October 29, 2007
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A Short Dollywood Photo TR

Postby Electerik » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:01 pm

I just bought a new camera, which was all the excuse I needed to head up to Dollywood and try it out.

It's a Pentax Optio E40, and it was literally the smallest digital camera I could find that took AA batteries.

It's working out pretty well, so far. Certainly, it can do a lot more--and produces better pictures--than my old camera.

01 Entrance.jpg
As good a place to start as any.
02 Twist Tilt.jpg
Hooray, it works! (Note the cold weather mode of the water jets.)
03 Horseshoe.jpg
My old camera was not so good with the zooming. This one is much better.
04 Mystery Twist.jpg
Mystery Mine riders get an interesting view of the fall colors.
05 Thunder Picture.jpg
This picture was taken from Mystery Mine's queue. Again, the new camera's zoom feature comes in handy.
06 Thunder Hop.jpg
"What? I can't hear you! Um, no, I'm at the office."
07 Pan Wagon Church.jpg
The new camera also has "stitch assist," which help in creating panoramic shots.
08 Pan Dreamland.jpg
I'm kind of cheating on the size here. (Please don't eat me, Wes.)
09 Rampage Splash.jpg
This ride was not very popular today, due to the cold. But my new camera captured the splash pretty well, I think.
10 Erik Grist.jpg
A self portrait. I had time to kill waiting for the train to come by. That shot didn't turn out very well, though. :P
11 Free.jpg
This guy's horse is making syrup or something. The word "free" really jumps out at me here, for some reason. :o/
12 Tornado Overbank.jpg
This camera does much better than my old one with moving objects, too.
13 Tornado Finale.jpg
I really like this shot. Never could have got it with my old camera.
14 Car Dealer.jpg
Here's something you might not have seen before. That guy's pants are advising him not to kill people.

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Postby bossman » Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:20 am

Great shots there Electerik im a big fan of Dollywood ;)

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Postby All Clear » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:45 am

That is a killer shot of Tennessee Tornado.

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Postby natatomic » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:46 am

Great TR you've got there. And judging by the pictures, I'd say you made a nice choice for your new camera. By the way, how were the crowds? The mid-ways looked pretty dead, but I see there was a full train on Thunderhead.

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Postby bgwfreak » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:32 am


Ok where in the heck is this at? I've been a dozen times and never seen this in the park.

Also, is it me or just my dirty mind...it looks like he's got a "package" to d deliver. :lolr:

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Postby Electerik » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:04 am

^ See? I said you might not have seen it before. :P

It's actually outside the park, along the old entrance road, on a maintenance gate to the back of Rockin' Roadway. Though it is very much in a public area, it would be very tough to spot from a moving vehicle. Luckily, I was on foot.

Come to think of it, that would have been a good picture for the old "name this park" thread.

natatomic wrote:By the way, how were the crowds? The mid-ways looked pretty dead, but I see there was a full train on Thunderhead.

Very light. Thunderhead was only running one train, and they were barely filling it. Lots of re-riders.

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Postby Team Thriller » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:17 pm

Great TR. Wish my camera was that good. ;)

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Postby kraken613 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:49 pm

Ive never been with one train running even on the lightest of crowds!

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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:51 pm

Hey man, another great TR. The new camera does well, particularly with the panaramas. Thanks too for the Smokey Mountain River Rampage shot. :lover:

Hope to be in that area for a spring break trip this next year.

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Postby I love DW » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:50 pm

I have seen the photo of that man a TON of times and I have never even noticed that the speech bubble is not coming from his mouth. Great pictures!
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