Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
As the start of this years Flower & Garden Festival approaches my anticipation for a return grows. I was going to be in Florida at the end of January but events changed and now it looks like I might be going in the middle of March. This works out for the best for me. The festival runs from March 2nd until May 30th this year. If I play my cards right I could possibly visit it twice.
After a weekend of posting nothing but black & white images I thought I would give everyone a break and post something with a little color. I was also looking for an image that I could use to play with some new software. I have been a user of Topaz Labs software from the beginning of this photography journey and recently I had an opportunity to finish out my collection with a few of their new products. I used the Glow plug-in on this image of the festival center (the old Wonders of Life Pavilion).
Topaz Glow can be used to paint your image with neon/electrifying light. Used to the extreme you can completely change the look of your image. But when used subtly, you can enhance an image and give it just a little pop. I loved the colors of the flowers in the foreground. Having the trees frame the pavilion help it compete with the flowers. The lines formed by the railings and the edge of the flowers draw the eye from the colorful foreground back to the golden dome of the pavilion.