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.
Stunning colors here Jack! I love the shadows and backlight!
23 Sep 2009 5:53am
Ohhh! Beautiful colors and light ! Good effect with the silhouette
23 Sep 2009 6:11am
The silhouettes make the shot. Great color.
23 Sep 2009 6:34am
@Bill Laing: Agreed.
the wonderful colours and shadows , well done jack
23 Sep 2009 6:36am
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
superbe le jeu d'ombre à travers la toile !
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.
Great shot, love the silhoutte of people on the other side of the balloon.
23 Sep 2009 7:53am
@Sarito: Thank you.
Love above all the center part, silhouettes behind the yellow fabric - a (wonderful) picture in itself !
23 Sep 2009 8:08am
Cool Jack!! I love the silhouettes!!!
23 Sep 2009 8:26am
@Linerberry: Thanks, Caroline.
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!!
Perfect composition! fabulous colors in the light! Belle preparation!
23 Sep 2009 9:39am
@Mathilde Collot: Merci.
Beautiful colors and light . I love the silhouettes
23 Sep 2009 9:57am
@Nazzareno: Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent capture. Well spotted. those backllights are great.
23 Sep 2009 12:17pm
@xavier cardell: Gracias.
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.
23 Sep 2009 1:55pm
@Foto-aksent: Thank you.
Great shot, magnificent colors... well done !
23 Sep 2009 1:57pm
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.
Maravillosa escena,colores y siluetas
23 Sep 2009 2:35pm
Wonderful, nice colors, i love the silhouettes!
23 Sep 2009 2:37pm
@Yvonne Simons: Thank you.
Love the light in the "leaf", very nice shot !!!
23 Sep 2009 2:39pm
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.
i love colors and shadows inside balloon !
23 Sep 2009 3:32pm
@Annie Viguié: Merci.
.. 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.
23 Sep 2009 4:42pm
Did you go up in it?
23 Sep 2009 4:50pm
@LauraS: Nope. Just took pictures.
Beautiful shot and lighting well managed.
23 Sep 2009 6:57pm
@Ajay: Thank you.
Très belle image de la préparation de la montgolfière! Superbes les silhouettes qui passent derrière la voile!
23 Sep 2009 7:07pm
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.
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.
Beautiful color. Love the shadows.
23 Sep 2009 7:59pm
@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.
Love the shadow people inside the balloon, cracking shot.
23 Sep 2009 8:37pm
@Richard Irwin: Thank you.
Stunning shot! I love the silhouettes and colours. The crop is spot on! Well done
23 Sep 2009 8:58pm
@Anina: Thank you.
wonderful shadow play, jack, a trip in a balloon, it tempts me long!
23 Sep 2009 9:27pm
@marc battault: Merci.
5 stars I love the silhouettes of the people at the back
23 Sep 2009 10:12pm
@jamesy: Thank you.
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.
Love the silhouettes inside the balloon!
24 Sep 2009 12:02am
@Craig: Thank you.
I like those fiery colors as it gets fired up. Great shot. Looks like a neat event.
24 Sep 2009 12:13am
I like the silhouettes which we can see through the balloon.
24 Sep 2009 12:19am
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!
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
nice composition and great contrast..
24 Sep 2009 3:19am
Great COlor..... Good Job
24 Sep 2009 3:33am
@Joan: Thank you.
I like those shadows of the people behind the balloon, beautiful light fall and colors.
24 Sep 2009 3:42am
@Monique: Thank you.
I didn't make it here yesterday, but what a wonderful, up close and personal image, Jack! Bravo!
24 Sep 2009 10:53am
Really nice, warm colors... and I love the silhouettes! Fantastic!
24 Sep 2009 12:59pm
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
Another stunning shot! Those "people shadows" are wonderful! Excellent!
24 Sep 2009 3:50pm
AMAZING color!! i love the shadowed silhouettes of the people on the nylon surfaces of the balloon!! LOVE it!
24 Sep 2009 5:48pm
beautiful light, i look forward to this series
24 Sep 2009 8:35pm
Wonderful shot Jack!, I like the silhouetted people and the colors are fantastic..
25 Sep 2009 12:27am
A great light and good frame!!
25 Sep 2009 3:44pm
Remarkable use of the camera. I love shadows on the inside.
26 Sep 2009 2:03am
I love the shadows of the poeple!
26 Sep 2009 2:30am
Very cool shot...those silhouettes seen through the lighted ballon are superb...nice work..
28 Sep 2009 1:16pm
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