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Grand Floridian

Grand Floridian
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Copyright: Kurt Popovich (KurtPop) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 285 W: 51 N: 342] (1059)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-27
Categories: Architecture, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: CANON EOS60D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-11 19:27
Viewed: 1424
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. This is the flagship resort hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It is one of the three hotels that have monorail service that which stops right at the resort. This is the most expensive hotel at Walt Disney World with rooms starting at over $450 per night, but as close to the magic as you can get, being the closest resort the the Magic Kingdom.
Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

The circular building off on the right is Narcoossee's - A seafood restaurant with an open kitchen and views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. This happens to be one of my all-time favorite restaurants.
I actually captured the image while my brother and I rented a boat on Bay Lake. I wanted to create an oil painting look, so I used Nik Viveza to add control points to various parts of the sky and buildings and increase brightness, structure and vibrancy. I notice in my PP work while working in PS, I am having some issues where the sky looks a little un-natural as it gets closer the the edge of a structure (such as the building in this case). Notice here the sky gets more white as it gets closer to the edge of the building.

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Olá Kurt,
A very nice postcard from Florida.
Nice POV and good use of narrow DOF, warm colors and perfect exposure.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-12 0:15]

Hi Kurt.

Exciting scene, i like the red of the tiles to the roof against the active blue sky. A shame that the foreground waters were not more calming for you here. The light hitting the grass giving pockets of btight green adds much attraction, very well see. TFS

Stv :0))

Olá Kurt
Strong colors and lines that make a good postcard of the place. for me you reach the top of saturation, an interesting point. Disneyland!
Um abraço

Wow! Beautiful capture of this resort! I've been to Disney World once, I like it better than Disneyland. Nice pov and it has a good dof with sharp details. Love the colors. Very well done, tfs.

Bonjour cher ami Kurt,

Ravissant et sympathique endroit.
L'eau grise contraste aisément avec le ciel si bleu
et autres couleurs chaudes. Bon POV.
Une carte postale attractive.
TFS. Bravo merci.

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