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Air Show 3

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 25 September 2009 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

NIKON D700 1/640 second F/6.3 ISO 400 44 mm (35mm equiv.)

Miss Ruthie from Glendale California, United States


25 Sep 2009 5:24am

@Miss Ruthie: Thank you. Albany is a little over an hour south of Portland. The Air Show was right off of I-5.

Irene from France

Une photo d'une incroyable beauté ! Une fête pour l'oeil et le coeur ... BRAVO !!!

25 Sep 2009 5:26am

@Irene: Merci.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

This is a spotlightfoto, those colors, so so beautiful.
5 stars from me Jack, well done!!

25 Sep 2009 5:27am

@Yvonne Simons: Thank you.

Lyl & Roll from BESANCON, France

Nice ligth and colors...

25 Sep 2009 5:35am

@Lyl & Roll: Merci.

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe couleur !

25 Sep 2009 5:55am

@rem_la: Merci.

masoud from tehran, Iran

oh jack ! the warm and perfect shot , well done

25 Sep 2009 5:58am

@masoud: Thank you.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Almost looks like HDR. Is it? The colors are just magical. It is very joyful!

25 Sep 2009 6:13am

@Dulcie: No HDR. In LR, I added a bunch of Fill Light because of the shadows. Added some Blacks, a little Vibrance and some Clarity. The brilliance of the colors is due to the materials and the light.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Fantastic. I agree with Dulcie, the colours are magical. Very nicely done.

25 Sep 2009 7:05am

@Nicholas: Thank you.

oncho from granada, Spain

Explosición de colores

25 Sep 2009 7:05am

@oncho: Gracias.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Stunning shot again !!! Well done :)

25 Sep 2009 7:59am

@Tamara: Thank you.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wow.. so much to see here.. again great shot.

25 Sep 2009 8:19am

@Sarito: Thank you.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Wonderful picture!

25 Sep 2009 8:54am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you.

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

great colors - i like the long shadows! well orchestrated event - everyone seems to be getting their balloons up at once. also cool that they're 'traditional' - i was rather disappointed at my first balloon shoot that virtually every craft was shaped like something odd and most had corporate ads all over them...

25 Sep 2009 9:18am

@djedfre: Most of the advertising was confined to the baskets.

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

beautiful light, colours & viewpoint

25 Sep 2009 10:01am

@sawsengee: Thank you.

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Excellent composition. With all this color its got to be tempting to just shoot away.

25 Sep 2009 10:28am

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks. To a degree, I did shoot away.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Love that morning light! Well captured!

25 Sep 2009 10:30am

@Craig: Thanks, Craig.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

What a feast for the eyes this shot is. The sort you can just sit back and look at for hours..It is simply sensational. If this isn't one of Aminus's featured pictures today I'll eat my hat. (Fortunately I have a hat made out of chocolate for just such unjust events!) Enjoy this I am!

25 Sep 2009 11:15am

@MrsAmber: Many thanks, Kate.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful palette of colors and beautiful framing, jack!

25 Sep 2009 1:22pm

@marc battault: Merci.

Manel from Girona, Spain

Good image, very festive. Colours and early morning light exellents.

25 Sep 2009 1:50pm

@Manel: Gracias.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

wow! Great photo, great colors!

25 Sep 2009 1:58pm

@Eleftheria: Thank you.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Joli cadrage sur tous ces mongolphières colorées

25 Sep 2009 2:01pm

@Sof: Merci.

MJ from Delaware, United States

great shot... I love to watch the balloons getting ready to go up... great colors and light....

25 Sep 2009 2:23pm

@MJ: Thank you.

Don from spokane, United States

The vivid colors of the balloons makes the picture very appealing. I like how you have one balloon airborne.
Fine shot.

25 Sep 2009 2:29pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

Ajay from Pune, India

Brilliant colour composition.

25 Sep 2009 2:43pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Lish from Charleston, United States

Colors are fantastic. This immediately drew me in.... great job.

25 Sep 2009 2:56pm

@Lish: Thank you.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

WOW I join the rest in saying those colours are fantastic, bravo!

25 Sep 2009 3:15pm

@Lorraine: Merci.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Wow, those colors are really great ... very vibrant but yet a nice warm color-cast! Fantastic photo!

25 Sep 2009 3:26pm

@Monique: Thank you.

Hervé from Juvisy, France

Stunning colors for this great shot!!

25 Sep 2009 3:43pm

@Hervé: Merci.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Balloons make such great photo ops. Beautiful colors.

25 Sep 2009 3:56pm

@B. Thomas: Yes they do!

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

splendid colours thanks to the amazing late sun, great & golden. Composition is spot on =)

25 Sep 2009 3:56pm

@daniela scharnowski: Thank you.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Ah .. COLORS .. colors ... colors ... crazy colors :)) Crazy- super shot !!!

25 Sep 2009 4:00pm

@MARIANA: Thank you.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A shot of many colours. I wish I could get to one of those balloon gatherings.

25 Sep 2009 4:15pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I'm guessing this is very early morning, as they usually begin quite early to get things going. The light is marvelous and you captured the beautiful colors so well.

25 Sep 2009 4:32pm

@Judy: Txs. Read the commentary for Day 1.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Magnificent colors and light... a very beautiful meeting.

25 Sep 2009 4:49pm

@Francesc B.: Merci.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

WOW, amazing colors

25 Sep 2009 4:52pm

@Onlymehdi: Thank you.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Don't you love that light? Fantastic.

25 Sep 2009 6:01pm

@LauraS: Yes indeedy!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Love the saturation and the warm light in this one.

25 Sep 2009 6:20pm

@Curly: Thank you.

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Fabulous color and composition!! Superb!

25 Sep 2009 7:27pm

@Bill Laing: Thanks, Bill.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

An excellent shot with great colors !

25 Sep 2009 7:38pm

@Loner: Thank you.

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow! Such vibrant colors!! What a great shot! : )

25 Sep 2009 7:42pm

@Dawn: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love that riot of color. That's a superb composition with the one balloon floating up, up, and away.

25 Sep 2009 8:23pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great colors, like Steve just said, a "riot of color" is perfect to describe this photo.

25 Sep 2009 8:25pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you.

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Jack,
a great moment and super beautiful colors. I like the sunlight in the morning too.
Best regards Christel

25 Sep 2009 8:38pm

@Christel: Thank you.

François-Noël from France

Une très belle lumière sur une image joyeuse très colorée.

25 Sep 2009 8:46pm

@François-Noël: Merci.

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

25 Sep 2009 8:52pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Oh Jack, Jack, Jack....I just LOVE this shot!!! The colors, and the sharpness, and golden late afternoon light......Just PERFECT !!!!

25 Sep 2009 9:23pm

@Susan: Thanks. It's early dawn light.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Lot's of balloon!! Very colorful.

25 Sep 2009 11:09pm

Tammy-Cricket from Huntsville, United States

Phenomenal use of color on this. Just incredible Jack.

26 Sep 2009 2:02am

@Tammy-Cricket: Thank you for all of your kind comments.

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful colors!

26 Sep 2009 2:31am

@Sandrine: Thank you.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Beautiful! I love balloons! and this is a wonderful photo of them... Did you get to go up in one?

26 Sep 2009 2:37am

@Tracy: Nope; just took pictures.

Barbara from Florida, United States

SUPER SHOT! The colors are spectacular. I love it the way it is, although cropping off the bottom leaving just the balloons gives another version of the image. Although it may loose some of the bottom balloons. Just my opinion.
First you have all of those gorgeous coastal images now balloons full of color. Both are high points on my passion list.
I think this is my favorite balloon shot yet.

26 Sep 2009 2:53am

@Barbara: I cropped it just for you.

Barbara from Florida, United States

WOW! Actually I'm speechless, but I love the crop.
Thanks, Jack. Are you pleased with it cropped as well?

26 Sep 2009 3:14am

@Barbara: You bet! Thanks for the recommendation.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Quite a capture of striking patterns and colors!

26 Sep 2009 2:55pm

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

I totally agree with Barbara! And the warm sunlight highlights the balloon's colors so well!

26 Sep 2009 10:15pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing colours! I'm absolutely loving this series!!!!

27 Sep 2009 4:45am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Late to the party once again, but here's my comment. This is absolutely stunning! The colors are beyond amazing. Five stars!!

27 Sep 2009 1:32pm

Jen from Bartlett, United States

What a beautiful day! The lighting is perfect and the colors so vivid. Great shot!

27 Sep 2009 8:59pm

@Jen: Thank you.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

An excellent composition ...wonderful colors...very lovely

28 Sep 2009 1:14pm

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Almost looks like HDR, beautiful colors and composition..

29 Sep 2009 2:30am

Emmanuelle from Sg, Singapore

I love this shot so much!

4 Dec 2009 11:52am