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Shot taken from the queue of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Digital ink and paint techniques to give it a realistic engraving look from that time period.
HDR view of Main Street USA. Click on the image for a larger view.
High dynamic range shot taken from Main Street Station late afternoon. I was without a ticket for the Not So Scary parade so I had to leave early this particular evening . An incredible thunderstorm was approaching while the sun was setting which made for some beautiful colors. The music was cranking and people were showing up in their costumes. I barely made it out of the park before the skies completely opened up and it poured. The only thing better for this shot would have been some of the incredible lighting!
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Another shot I took as I leisurely wandered through the queue line for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studio. There are so many wonderful special effects and details you might miss if you rush through Walt Disney World. This is another attraction like the Haunted Mansion and Jungle Cruise where it pays to look up, down and all around.
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Added some vintage texture overlays to dress up this scene from one of the most popular attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
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The architectural detail in World Showcase at EPCOT is incredible. Each county is an immersive environment. Here I am applying several painting techniques to add to the charm and timeless feel of the scene created by Imagineers.
Cafe Vignette (Click for a larger, detail view)
Photo painting of a beautiful, quiet spot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It had rained all morning and the park was fairly desolate when I discovered this little cafe. It is across from the popular Yak and Yeti restaurant. There is a nice sunken patio behind the building to the rear.
Concept style art. Jungle Cruise ride model. (Click for high quality view)
Using several new-to-me photo painting techniques here to show a very unique view of a classic Disney attraction, The Jungle Cruise.
If you have read any of my other entries you’ll know I am enthralled with Disney master artists and Imagineers. I love displaying their sketches and watercolors around my office for inspiration with my daily work as a Creative Director and tourism photographer. Perhaps like you The Art of Disney stores in the parks are one of my favorite attractions, no FastPass required!
For this photo painting I took some shots at One Man’s Dream over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, another must-see attraction. This scene is from a model of the Jungle Cruise used for Disneyland. Having a table top or flexible tripod is a must for One Man’s Dream so you can shoot multiple, aperture priority photos without flash. That also means taking lots of shots if the attraction is busy and other guests wander right through a long exposure. No super expensive DSLR camera required, but if you can shoot RAW mode by all means do it! Shooting through the plexiglass with theatrical style lighting was a bit tricky, but nothing Photoshop and multiple exposures couldn’t handle. I confess I did drop in a sky because the top of the plexiglass case was washed in a weird pink light and just a total visual distraction. Then I used several pieces of software, Photoshop actions, layers, masks and blending modes to achieve the effect I like.
Hope you enjoy it. I plan to do a few more and post soon.