Disneyland Resort - Michael Hunter Photography
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A Diamond Celebration

This night at Disneyland my goal was simple, get some shots of the castle with the array of spotlights on behind it. Capturing the photos...not nearly as simple. I realized very quickly that these were going to require a lot of merging/layering, something I've never really mastered. They've sat on my computer since September, never really having the desire or time to frustrate myself with the process, until today. I decided to give the Creative Cloud versions of LR a try, and figured I would test the Merge to HDR function with a few Disneyland photos. This one actually turned out fairly well, although I'm certainly entirely happy with it (the glow around the turret tops is something that requires processing in PS, so I'll be revisiting this). This is a merge of 5 images, auto-toned and then adjusted afterwards to bring everything down and under control.

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