"Enjoy Coca-Cola"

Enjoy Coca-Cola by Nick Barkworth
Enjoy Coca-Cola, a photo by Nick Barkworth on Flickr.

The Asian section of Animal Kingdom gave the Disney Imagineers the perfect opportunity to show off their skills by recreating an authentic Asian mash-up with influences from the far east and Indian sub continent. Details include weather beaten signs in Hindi, abandoned rick-saws, carts and bicycles. Walls have adverts for fake shops, bars and restaurants. This photograph was taken outside a drink vending spot. The weathered Coca-Cola sign and parked bicycle add to the general theme of being in a rural village in the Far East.

As such I wanted to again give the photograph an aged feel, which I did by building up the layers, changing the tones of the colours, adding noise and lens vignette, and finally desaturating the whole image. The effect pulls out the textures of the stone wall and cycle.

"From the road"

 

 

From the road by Nick Barkworth
From the road, a photo by Nick Barkworth on Flickr.

The detailed scenery at Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World is second to none. In this photograph I wanted to get a retro feel, as if the photo had been taken out of a box of old photographs kept on top of a cupboard. Using layers I gradually built up the image, starting with curves, adding some lens vignette and compensating for the clarity of a digital image by sprinkling some noise too!