This is so HOT! OMG!!!! I JUST LOVE IT! GOOD JOB! WHERE IS THIS AT? I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO ONE.... THANKS
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.
Une photo d'une incroyable beauté ! Une fête pour l'oeil et le coeur ... BRAVO !!!
25 Sep 2009 5:26am
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.
Nice ligth and colors...
25 Sep 2009 5:35am
@Lyl & Roll: Merci.
superbe couleur !
25 Sep 2009 5:55am
oh jack ! the warm and perfect shot , well done
25 Sep 2009 5:58am
@masoud: Thank you.
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.
Fantastic. I agree with Dulcie, the colours are magical. Very nicely done.
25 Sep 2009 7:05am
@Nicholas: Thank you.
Explosición de colores
Stunning shot again !!! Well done :)
25 Sep 2009 7:59am
@Tamara: Thank you.
Wow.. so much to see here.. again great shot.
25 Sep 2009 8:19am
@Sarito: Thank you.
25 Sep 2009 8:54am
@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you.
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.
beautiful light, colours & viewpoint
25 Sep 2009 10:01am
@sawsengee: Thank you.
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.
Love that morning light! Well captured!
25 Sep 2009 10:30am
@Craig: Thanks, Craig.
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 shot....like I am!
25 Sep 2009 11:15am
@MrsAmber: Many thanks, Kate.
beautiful palette of colors and beautiful framing, jack!
25 Sep 2009 1:22pm
@marc battault: Merci.
Good image, very festive. Colours and early morning light exellents.
25 Sep 2009 1:50pm
wow! Great photo, great colors!
25 Sep 2009 1:58pm
@Eleftheria: Thank you.
Joli cadrage sur tous ces mongolphières colorées
25 Sep 2009 2:01pm
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.
The vivid colors of the balloons makes the picture very appealing. I like how you have one balloon airborne.
25 Sep 2009 2:29pm
@Don: Thanks, Don.
Brilliant colour composition.
25 Sep 2009 2:43pm
@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.
Colors are fantastic. This immediately drew me in.... great job.
25 Sep 2009 2:56pm
@Lish: Thank you.
WOW I join the rest in saying those colours are fantastic, bravo!
25 Sep 2009 3:15pm
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.
Stunning colors for this great shot!!
25 Sep 2009 3:43pm
Balloons make such great photo ops. Beautiful colors.
25 Sep 2009 3:56pm
@B. Thomas: Yes they do!
splendid colours thanks to the amazing late sun, great & golden. Composition is spot on =)
@daniela scharnowski: Thank you.
Ah .. COLORS .. colors ... colors ... crazy colors :)) Crazy- super shot !!!
25 Sep 2009 4:00pm
@MARIANA: Thank you.
A shot of many colours. I wish I could get to one of those balloon gatherings.
25 Sep 2009 4:15pm
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.
Magnificent colors and light... a very beautiful meeting.
25 Sep 2009 4:49pm
@Francesc B.: Merci.
WOW, amazing colors
25 Sep 2009 4:52pm
@Onlymehdi: Thank you.
Don't you love that light? Fantastic.
25 Sep 2009 6:01pm
@LauraS: Yes indeedy!
Love the saturation and the warm light in this one.
25 Sep 2009 6:20pm
@Curly: Thank you.
Fabulous color and composition!! Superb!
25 Sep 2009 7:27pm
@Bill Laing: Thanks, Bill.
An excellent shot with great colors !
25 Sep 2009 7:38pm
@Loner: Thank you.
Wow! Such vibrant colors!! What a great shot! : )
25 Sep 2009 7:42pm
@Dawn: Thank you.
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.
Great colors, like Steve just said, a "riot of color" is perfect to describe this photo.
25 Sep 2009 8:25pm
@Viewfinder: Thank you.
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.
Une très belle lumière sur une image joyeuse très colorée.
25 Sep 2009 8:46pm
just 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
25 Sep 2009 8:52pm
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.
Lot's of balloon!! Very colorful.
25 Sep 2009 11:09pm
Phenomenal use of color on this. Just incredible Jack.
26 Sep 2009 2:02am
@Tammy-Cricket: Thank you for all of your kind comments.
26 Sep 2009 2:31am
@Sandrine: Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
Quite a capture of striking patterns and colors!
26 Sep 2009 2:55pm
I totally agree with Barbara! And the warm sunlight highlights the balloon's colors so well!
26 Sep 2009 10:15pm
Amazing colours! I'm absolutely loving this series!!!!
27 Sep 2009 4:45am
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
What a beautiful day! The lighting is perfect and the colors so vivid. Great shot!
27 Sep 2009 8:59pm
@Jen: Thank you.
An excellent composition ...wonderful colors...very lovely
28 Sep 2009 1:14pm
Almost looks like HDR, beautiful colors and composition..
29 Sep 2009 2:30am
I love this shot so much!
4 Dec 2009 11:52am
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