THE PICTURE OF THE DAY – APRIL 28, 2012
by Tim Devine
Late one night in The Magic Kingdom during my recent trip, I ventured out into the new Storybookland Circus area of Magic Kingdom looking for some new and interesting things to see while my kiddo was sleeping in the stroller. After checking out the new and improved Dumbo attraction, I started thinking about different and creative ways to photograph and display the legendary flying pachyderm.
After taking a shot of the attraction in its grounded/loading state, I waited until the Dumbos were flying high in the air and used a long shutter speed to created the light circles that you see at the top of the frame. I then combined the two using layers and masks and applied some Topaz and paint with light to the composite image to create what you see in the finished image. It was an easy and fun way to try something different that what you ususally see. I would have loved to have had my flash with me so I would have tried to stop one of the Dumbos in flight as well but I violated Rule #1 of Photography – CHECK YOUR BATTERIES. Shame on me.
Please let me know what you think in the comments section below and have a great weekend.
Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Raw Conversion, Custom Topaz Adjust Blend, with contrast enhancement and vignette
Photo taken 3/31/2012.