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Air Show 1

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 23 September 2009 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

The last weekend in August, the annual Albany Art and Air Show was being held. Granddaughter, Fiona, son, Brock, Grammy Ellie and I went out at dawn on the first day to see the balloons.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 800 48 mm (35mm equiv.)

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Stunning colors here Jack! I love the shadows and backlight!

23 Sep 2009 5:53am

Irene from France

Ohhh! Beautiful colors and light ! Good effect with the silhouette

23 Sep 2009 6:11am

@Irene: Merci.

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

The silhouettes make the shot. Great color.

23 Sep 2009 6:34am

@Bill Laing: Agreed.

masoud from tehran, Iran

the wonderful colours and shadows , well done jack

23 Sep 2009 6:36am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Very nice colours, but wondering if its zoomed in, with the silhouette, and the red and the yellow.. could have been a great abstract-like shot. :)

23 Sep 2009 6:55am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe le jeu d'ombre à travers la toile !

23 Sep 2009 6:55am

@rem_la: Merci.

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

yeah, i love the figures! i agree, i would have moved in closer - but i guess if you did that manually - you'd end up in flames! a great shot either way!

23 Sep 2009 7:21am

@djedfre: Thank you.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot, love the silhoutte of people on the other side of the balloon.

23 Sep 2009 7:53am

@Sarito: Thank you.

[email protected] from Paris, France

Love above all the center part, silhouettes behind the yellow fabric - a (wonderful) picture in itself !

23 Sep 2009 8:08am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Cool Jack!! I love the silhouettes!!!

23 Sep 2009 8:26am

@Linerberry: Thanks, Caroline.

zOOm from Paris, France

Very interesting title to tell the truth Jack ! Air show. Phonetically, in french, air chaud (hot air) is really necessary for ballons ! Perfect then ! :-)

23 Sep 2009 8:46am

@zOOm: All you need is a couple of politicians in front of the opening!!

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Perfect composition! fabulous colors in the light! Belle preparation!

23 Sep 2009 9:39am

@Mathilde Collot: Merci.

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Beautiful colors and light . I love the silhouettes

23 Sep 2009 9:57am

@Nazzareno: Thank you.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Oh look at that...the silhouettes behind the ballooon are just excellent. I think this is my shot of the day!

23 Sep 2009 11:10am

@MrsAmber: Thank you.

Sriram from Chennai, India

the shadow of people behind the baloon gives another effects to the colorfully composed image.. well shot!!

23 Sep 2009 12:00pm

@Sriram: Thank you.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is fantastic! I just love the shadows of the people behind the balloon, I think they really elevate this photo to a whole different level than if they were not there!

23 Sep 2009 12:16pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Excellent capture. Well spotted. those backllights are great.

23 Sep 2009 12:17pm

@xavier cardell: Gracias.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Baautiful picture . The center of picture is amazing .... I would for sure take a pic only of that crop ")))

23 Sep 2009 1:43pm

@MARIANA: The reason for not cropping just the silhouettes is that this is a story telling series and for my opening shot, I needed more than the silhouettes. I probably should have begun with another shot of the balloons being blown up and then put in the cropped silhouettes. Oh well; too late now.

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Nice silhouettes!

23 Sep 2009 1:55pm

@Foto-aksent: Thank you.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great shot, magnificent colors... well done !

23 Sep 2009 1:57pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

O, I see ... it is going to be a series :)) Cool, and in this case it is ok to start with this one :)) BUt this silhouette on this orange background is a killer :)))

23 Sep 2009 2:01pm

@MARIANA: I certainly agree that a crop to just the silhouettes would have made for a stronger photograph. Thanks for your kind words.

oncho from granada, Spain

Maravillosa escena,colores y siluetas

23 Sep 2009 2:35pm

@oncho: Gracias.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Wonderful, nice colors, i love the silhouettes!

23 Sep 2009 2:37pm

@Yvonne Simons: Thank you.

marianne from Toulouse, France

Love the light in the "leaf", very nice shot !!!

23 Sep 2009 2:39pm

@marianne: Merci.

Don from spokane, United States

I like the brilliant colors of the balloon. I especially like the shadowed people back of the balloon. Nicely done.

23 Sep 2009 2:42pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

i love colors and shadows inside balloon !

23 Sep 2009 3:32pm

@Annie Viguié: Merci.

'Paul from Minneapolis, United States

.. excellent and fun shot!! .. you bring the viewer right into the scene here. ... the silhouettes behind the give the shot even more appeal.. i really like this!

23 Sep 2009 4:29pm

@'Paul: Thanks, Paul.

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow!!!! excellent

23 Sep 2009 4:42pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Did you go up in it?

23 Sep 2009 4:50pm

@LauraS: Nope. Just took pictures.

Ajay from Pune, India

Beautiful shot and lighting well managed.

23 Sep 2009 6:57pm

@Ajay: Thank you.

mo.langel from Switzerland

Très belle image de la préparation de la montgolfière! Superbes les silhouettes qui passent derrière la voile!

23 Sep 2009 7:07pm

@mo.langel: Merci.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Love the bright warm colors and the shadows that are cast against the balloon. Helps give perspective to the balloon's overall size.

23 Sep 2009 7:09pm

@Steven: Thank you.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A very beautiful colorful composition. Like the shadows through the yellow cloth of the balloon and the light inside.

23 Sep 2009 7:26pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful color. Love the shadows.

23 Sep 2009 7:59pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

Richard Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Love the shadow people inside the balloon, cracking shot.

23 Sep 2009 8:37pm

@Richard Irwin: Thank you.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Stunning shot! I love the silhouettes and colours. The crop is spot on! Well done

23 Sep 2009 8:58pm

@Anina: Thank you.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful shadow play, jack, a trip in a balloon, it tempts me long!

23 Sep 2009 9:27pm

@marc battault: Merci.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

5 stars I love the silhouettes of the people at the back

23 Sep 2009 10:12pm

@jamesy: Thank you.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Very cool shot.....and kudos for getting out there early!!! wish it would cool off enough down here, for them to do something like this.....

23 Sep 2009 10:13pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Love the silhouettes inside the balloon!

24 Sep 2009 12:02am

@Craig: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I like those fiery colors as it gets fired up. Great shot. Looks like a neat event.

24 Sep 2009 12:13am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I like the silhouettes which we can see through the balloon.

24 Sep 2009 12:19am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Looks like a bag of hot air. The colours are wonderful. Have you ever gone up?

24 Sep 2009 12:23am

@Michael Rawluk: Twenty years ago, Ellen and I were given a balloon ride out of Sedona for an anniversary gift. Great views of the red rock country. As a part of the package, we came down in a beautiful spot and had an elegant lunch with linen, crystal, silver, wine, the works!

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

I got a feeling we're going to see some fabulous balloon shots. That's not say this isn't a fine shot. Great shadows on the inside of the balloon. Nicely seen and photgraphed.

24 Sep 2009 3:12am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice composition and great contrast..

24 Sep 2009 3:19am

Joan from Jakarta, Indonesia

Great COlor..... Good Job

24 Sep 2009 3:33am

@Joan: Thank you.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I like those shadows of the people behind the balloon, beautiful light fall and colors.

24 Sep 2009 3:42am

@Monique: Thank you.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I didn't make it here yesterday, but what a wonderful, up close and personal image, Jack! Bravo!

24 Sep 2009 10:53am

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Really nice, warm colors... and I love the silhouettes! Fantastic!

24 Sep 2009 12:59pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

How cool the silhouettes and colorful balloon. Not everyday (unless you are a ballonist) can you have this opportunity for a shot. Excellent.

24 Sep 2009 3:31pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Another stunning shot! Those "people shadows" are wonderful! Excellent!

24 Sep 2009 3:50pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

AMAZING color!! i love the shadowed silhouettes of the people on the nylon surfaces of the balloon!! LOVE it!

24 Sep 2009 5:48pm

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

beautiful light, i look forward to this series

24 Sep 2009 8:35pm

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Wonderful shot Jack!, I like the silhouetted people and the colors are fantastic..

25 Sep 2009 12:27am

Hervé from Juvisy, France

A great light and good frame!!

25 Sep 2009 3:44pm

@Hervé: Merci.

Tammy-Cricket from Huntsville, United States

Remarkable use of the camera. I love shadows on the inside.

26 Sep 2009 2:03am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

I love the shadows of the poeple!

26 Sep 2009 2:30am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Very cool shot...those silhouettes seen through the lighted ballon are superb...nice work..

28 Sep 2009 1:16pm