The subject of today's photo is of the seemingly innocent looking Hollywood Tower Hotel. If you have visited Walt Disney World (specifically Hollywood Studios) you know that "innocent" is a term that you would likely never associated with the "hotel". This building is the exterior of the ride the "Tower of Terror". Riders are buckled into an elevator with seats and go on a very short tour while seeing the ghosts of passengers that were in an elevator in the same hotel when it was struck by lightning, which sent the elevator and occupants plummeting to their demise. Then, everything goes black and the ride plummets (the drop is supposed to be 13 stories but it didn't really feel that far). You bounce up and down a few times, arriving at different "floors", then the ride ends with an exit through the obligatory gift shop (Note: I have heard that is actually a law in Florida. All rides must exit through a gift shop!).
This photo was a combination of 6 bracketed shots and one +1, 0, and -1 shot from a RAW image (to counteract the blurring/ghosting from the trees due to a slight but persistent breeze), standard processing, and then I added my normal "old" style processing using Silver Efex Pro 2.
Old Fashioned Friday - Tower of Terror
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