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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!

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Taken on August 15, 2008