Disney - Cinderella Castle Mosaic Selective Coloring

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    "...he obliged Cinderella to sit down, and, putting the slipper to her foot, he found it went on very easily, and fitted her as if it had been made of wax."

    Walk through Cinderella Castle's archway at the Magic Kingdom and you'll find a series of five mosaic murals, which tell the story of Cinderella.

    Designed by Imagineer Dorothea Redmond and crafted and set in place by a team of six artists led by mosaicist Hanns-Joachim Scharff, the 15 by 10 foot (4.6x3 m), ornate panels are shaped in a Gothic arch. The murals took 22 months to complete, and contain just over 300,000 pieces of Italian glass and rough smalti (glass made specifically for mosaics traditionally used by Italian craftsmen) in over 500 colors. Many of the hand-cut tiles are fused with sterling silver and 14 carat (58%) gold, and some are as small as the head of a tack. If you look closely at these ornate murals, you will notice that each of Cinderella's wicked stepsisters appears with a little added color - one sister's face is clearly "red with anger," while the other sister is a little "green with envy," as they watch Cinderella try on the glass slipper.

    Selective coloring (only blue is showing) and focus done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

    meeko_, hz536n/George Thomas, and 63 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. albatrossSKYER 72 months ago | reply

      yet another thing ive never seen at the magic kingdom. great capture and use of coloring.

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    2. Jeff_B. 72 months ago | reply

      Great idea - nicely done.

    3. Luke M. Schierholz 72 months ago | reply

      I love that you did selective focus in addition to selective coloring. It gives depth to a 2-dimensional shot and really makes her stand out. Looks great when viewed large.
      Nice job!

    4. MoreSatisfyingPhotos.com 72 months ago | reply

      Awesome. You truly know how to turn what might otherwise be a simple snapshot and turn it into artistry.

    5. {kidnurse} [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      That is a great idea!!!

    6. kevkev44 71 months ago | reply

      awesome! looks like it's from an animation film sort of. very creative.

    7. Lilmomma28 70 months ago | reply

      You are invited to add this beautiful image to
      Selective Color Awards
      PLEASE REMEMBER-POST 1 AWARD 3 using comment code found on group homepage

    8. auntie rain 70 months ago | reply

      See my photo and caption at:
      Mosaic 2

    9. Express Monorail 70 months ago | reply

      Awww, you're so sweet auntie. Thanks for the reference!


    10. Pierre M. 69 months ago | reply

      You have been invited to add this wonderful picture (and others) to Photos en Noir et Blanc partiels
       Photos en Noir et Blanc partiels

    11. Abby Lanes 68 months ago | reply

      I really like this one a lot!

    12. Kenzie the Superhero [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      i really love this! just so you know basically all your pictures of DisneyWorld are being added to my favorites!
      i'm quite the disney freak :] great shots!!!!

    13. jimiliop 64 months ago | reply

      Muy buena Imagen

      te invitamos a unirte a nuestro grupo

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    14. rita | v 61 months ago | reply

      This is really cool...love the selective coloring!

    15. Doug Maffett 49 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Disney Postcard - Should be, Could be!!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. garlandcannon 49 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fairy Godparents, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. Winter take 47 months ago | reply

      I'm admin from Selective Coloring group and I would love you to add this photo to the group pool.

      Incredible Selective Coloring!

      You are invited to post it in

      Selective Coloring (Post 1 award 2) group.

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