Friday, March 30, 2012

Week 44 by Becky


I would love to say I went to a country with castles.  Instead, I went to Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida for the kid's spring break. This is the Harry Potter ride. Took this with my son's Nikon Coolpix S3000. I just love how it all looked so real. This was a very popular area of the park. The lines for the Butterbeer were ridiculous. But, I had to have one which turned out to be Vernors and cream. Very tasty. The ride was also very neat. Opened in Photoshop CS5, created a B/W layer using Topaz B/W, then changed the blending mode to luminosity to boost the contrast, then Topaz Adjust 5 Spicify, content aware to remove the tourists from the scene, cropped it down, then applied Topaz B/W Opalotype Collection White Chocolate, resized and saved for web.


  1. Nice capture and post processing...very creative. Universal did a great job of recreating Hogwarts. Glad you got to go there with the kids for Spring Break.

  2. Sounds like you had some good times. Beautiful and creative editing. If you just put up the photo with no explanation I would have thought you went on some exotic travel adventure. Nice!