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One of the original attractions from Disneyland’s Opening Day in 1955, the Mark Twain is a scaled-replica of a real Mississippi Paddleboat. It travels the Rivers of America.

Of all the attractions at Disneyland, this is my favorite.

I have been sitting on this image for a very long time. I used the original shot for a piece I titled “Harbinger of the Dark Carnival” that is in my portfolio.

I shot this early one morning while enjoying a latte. The boat was running its morning shakedown cruise and had no passengers.

THIS one needed something. Black and White wasn’t enough, so I added a little sepia-tone to evoke a sense of nostalgia and there it is.

Nikon D60
cropped a bit
some processing


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  • Noble Upchurch
    Noble Upchurchabout 1 year ago

    Timeless art My Gifted Friend!!! Absolutely gorgeous work!!!! Love the superb and apt artistic treatment!!!!

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 1 year ago

    This is just superb Ron.

  • LarryB007
    LarryB007about 1 year ago

    Timeless is the right word Ron, Very stately looking, and well done!

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