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Reflections of Sleeping Beauty Castle

by Matthew Cooper
Reflections of Sleeping Beauty Castle

Sleeping Beauty Castle is beautiful at night, but man is it a pain to edit correctly. Masking in an underexposure of the pink bits and making the blend realistic is tedious. For this shot that wasn’t even the worst part. The tree on the left needed masking so I could color correct the sky and all of the various selection tools were giving me fits. In the end I used a combination of different techniques to mask it bit by bit until my mask was “good enough”. I probably could have gotten away with just not masking it at all and blending the color differently but if you’re going to do something you may as well do it right… even if it takes a ton of time.

In processing my Disneyland shots I’ve come across some interesting and different challenges compared to my Walt Disney World shots. Therefore, I put the question out to all of you Disneyland photographers… What do you consider to be among the most challenging shots at Disneyland?

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