Disney – She took them to her Wonderland (Explored)

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    I love this picture because it is a perfect example of how something so simple as a character meet and greet can be so magical for the children. Alice was quick to take the girls by the hands and began telling her stories. These are the things that make Disney special. How could anyone not smile at this kind of thing?

    One of the things that I love about Disneyland that you’ll rarely find at Walt Disney World, is how the characters will spontaneously show up without notice or character handlers and just start their story telling and signing autographs and picture taking. …just another little piece of the puzzle that makes Disneyland outstanding and so very magical.

    A little about this picture:

    HDR Orton done in Dynamic Photo HDR to give it the “dreamy” effect. After that I imported to PSPX2, duplicated the layer, desaturated and brought the color layer to the top. Then rubbed away the background to show b&w. I did this because the background was distracting. I would have liked Olivia’s face (left) a touch more in the picture, but that was how I framed it. So to balance it out a little I cropped in from the right and down from the top a little, also cutting a little more of the busy background out.

    Hope you like it!

    Alice In Wonderland
    Main Street USA
    Anaheim, California
    August, 2008

    Disney Photo Challenge winner in "Magically Manipulated" - thanks for your votes!

    This picture made it to Flickr Explore October 4, 2008 - #22 - thanks everyone!

    Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend everyone!

    zorroz, Golden Emporium, Jeff Power, and 206 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. zombie brain for tea 66 months ago | reply

      Magical *_____________*

    2. NYCArthur 65 months ago | reply

      Joe - your work is amazing.
      Orton HDR !! geeez.....

      Can't wait to review more of your work.

    3. drlopezfranco 65 months ago | reply

      great capture!!!

    4. Andrew Stelmach 65 months ago | reply

      You know the great thing about this image is that I didn't even notice that the background was black and white until you told me it was.

    5. Cherryie 65 months ago | reply

      Very nice capture..

    6. ♥♥ȠoǾoƞťḁ♥♥ 64 months ago | reply

      yey them they all are so cute >>

      LOL >>

      comment me plZ >>


    7. ashappyaskings 62 months ago | reply

      Is this Carebear Alice? I'm assuming it is because it's from 2008. She's so wonderful!!!

    8. トトノラ 60 months ago | reply

      love her hair

    9. SalGut 60 months ago | reply

      i totally know what you mean.
      I just got back from there, and alice was my favorite :)
      she hugged my little sister and gave her a pin,
      it was really cute

    10. artland 60 months ago | reply

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

    11. Gary Randall 59 months ago | reply

      Cool shot. Nice tones, great processing.

    12. aprilcrystals 57 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!!

    13. rinehart-video-productions 56 months ago | reply

      Great shot. Spectacular. Very nice for sure. floridatravelvideos.blogspot.com

    14. Angelasews 55 months ago | reply

      What a spectacular capture of Disney at its best! The photo has such a dreamy, magical quality. Perfect composition. The expression on your girls' faces is priceless!

    15. Victoria*G 55 months ago | reply

      Beautiful, dreamy and magical.

    16. Hhario Upin's 29 months ago | reply

      So Kuteeeee ♥

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