THE PICTURE OF THE DAY – APRIL 19, 2012
by Tim Devine
The hero car narrowly makes its daring escape after jumping through a ball of fire in the climax of the Lights, Motors, Action! stunt show at Disney’ Hollywood Studios. I shot this image using a Canon 5dMk2 (full-frame) with the Canon 17-40 L wide angle lens. I was trying to shoot this scene in a way that is atypical of the way most people tend to shoot it, tightly cropped in on the hero car. I chose to focus (no pun intended) on the entire scene, and by going wide I was able to capture almost the entire stage and many of the reflections in the glass from the roof of the control booth. Finally, a healthy dose of Topaz Adjust was applied to complete the image.
Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Raw Conversion, Custom Topaz Adjust Blend, with contrast enhancement and vignette
Photo taken 4/4/2012.