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Air Show 4

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 26 September 2009 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

YESTERDAY'S SHOT - Barbara suggested that yesterday's shot might look better with the bottom cropped; so I did. You might want to go back and take a look.

ON COMMENTING - I feel like I now belong to a Blogwatch subcommunity of the larger Am3 community. One of my goals is to make comments based upon what seem to be the goals of the photographer (rather than what would be my goals). I want to be supportive of people achieving their own particular objectives.

NIKON D700 1/500 second F/6.3 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Tammy-Cricket from Somewhere, United States

Oh......this is my favorite so far! The blue sky against all of these vivid colors. Just amazing!

26 Sep 2009 6:42am

@Tammy-Cricket: Thank you. It was a gorgeous morning.

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

26 Sep 2009 6:49am

missparis from PARIS, France

On dirait une peinture, superbe

26 Sep 2009 7:30am

@missparis: Merci.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

A very nice moment when taking off. Great colors!

26 Sep 2009 8:06am

[email protected] from Paris, France

THIS is a Spotlight for SURE !
Woooooow-wow ! I lost my words = magical shot that embraces us in its light and crazy gorgeous frame !

26 Sep 2009 8:59am

zOOm from Paris, France

Great shot Jack, an outstanding collection of harmonious colors.

26 Sep 2009 9:31am

@zOOm: Merci.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A magnificent composition and amazing light & colors. Love your serie Jack !!
Ps : may be i would have crop just the ground (after the heads) and a little bit on the left to balance , to keep the human presence just in the balloon. I think that the visual impact would be stronger. Just a suggestion... :-)

26 Sep 2009 9:56am

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Stunning vibrant colors. I love the intensity. Of course I'm blown away with being so up close especially as there is lift off. It appears there is a passenger in there hanging on very tight.
The shadow of the basket and balloon on the neighboring balloon is priceless.
Fabulous shot!

26 Sep 2009 10:50am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb.

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States


26 Sep 2009 12:44pm

@Sandrine: Thank you.

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

I think I might like to give this a try. Nicely framed.

26 Sep 2009 1:01pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wow! awesome shot! I love all the beautiful colors!

26 Sep 2009 1:40pm

@Tracy: It doesn't cry out for B&W, does it??

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


26 Sep 2009 2:00pm

@Onlymehdi: Thank you.

Manel from Girona, Spain

Great composition!!

26 Sep 2009 2:30pm

@Manel: Gracias.

don from spokane, United States

The color is stunning! Fine composition and nice "catch" time wise today. A beautiful shot.

26 Sep 2009 2:38pm

@don: Thanks, Don.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

wow, this is so superb! you're a magician lol

26 Sep 2009 2:45pm

@Lorraine: Thank you.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great compo and colors ! a wonderful series !

26 Sep 2009 2:48pm

@Anna.C: Merci.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great composition and height that you have achieved in this photo! The hot air balloon that is on its way up takes on a three-dimensional view against the sky.

26 Sep 2009 2:53pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven.

MJ from Delaware, United States

i have gone back and forth and I like yesterdays processing better... but i like todays cropping better... I love the big balloon.... but the people don't look real almost cartoon like... where yesterday... they looked real...

26 Sep 2009 3:16pm

@MJ: The crop was of Air Show 3 and the result of the crop is what you now see on Air Show 3. Today's shot is a totally separate shot.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

They keep getting better and better, Jack ... this is a beauty! *****

26 Sep 2009 3:26pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Bravo ce cadrage est vraiment top et les couleurs me plaisent beaucoup.

26 Sep 2009 3:44pm

@Sof: Merci.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super shot . Colors are fabulous !

26 Sep 2009 3:45pm

@MARIANA: Thank you.

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

looks like a fun location.

26 Sep 2009 3:50pm

@Daniel: It was.

Don Smith from California, United States

I've always wanted to shoot something like this, the colors against a blue sky are incredible! Great light.

26 Sep 2009 3:54pm

@Don Smith: Thanks, Don. That early morning light was wonderful.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Another stunner! Just perfect again!

26 Sep 2009 3:56pm

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

marianne from Toulouse, France

A very nice sery, love theese colors, all is red in your afternoon !!
Perhaps my favorite ...

26 Sep 2009 4:19pm

@marianne: Merci.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

We have lift off. How absolutely cool.

26 Sep 2009 4:24pm

@Michael Rawluk: Many thanks.

Sriram from Chennai, India

nice colors.. good shot!

26 Sep 2009 5:26pm

@Sriram: Thank you.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Simply superb, worth five stars again.

26 Sep 2009 6:32pm

@Curly: Many thanks.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

simply beautiful, jack!
Five stars!

26 Sep 2009 6:58pm

@marc battault: Merci.

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Jack,
a great moment at the right time and beautiful colors. Best regards Christel

26 Sep 2009 7:46pm

@Christel: Thank you.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

what a gorgeous day you had for taking these shots....and your processing is really pulling out all the punches....Great job!!!

26 Sep 2009 8:47pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan. It was a gorgeous morning. We were gone before 7:30 a.m. (My first shot was right after 6:30 a.m.)

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

The light is amazing and so are the colors! And I totally agree with your comment on commenting. Thank you for saying it.

26 Sep 2009 10:17pm

@Betty: Thank you.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


26 Sep 2009 10:52pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful image and work on this! I like the red against the blue in the sky!

27 Sep 2009 3:40am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! MAgnificent! Love the golden glow! Bravo! Love it

27 Sep 2009 4:45am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Oh my gosh! This is fabulous! I certainly hope you made spotlight with this one Jack!

27 Sep 2009 4:56am

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Wow - what a fantastic series.

27 Sep 2009 12:59pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

What a beautiful morning. I'll bet the view from up above was just as gorgeous. Great series, Jack.

27 Sep 2009 1:33pm

@Lesley: For those who got off first (about 6:30 a.m.), the early morning light had to be spectacular.

mo.langel from Switzerland

Superbe cadrage!

27 Sep 2009 2:12pm

@mo.langel: Merci.

LauraS from Chico, United States

I am amazed by the sky, as well at the rest... Incredibly captured, Jack.

27 Sep 2009 4:17pm

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

just superb ! vivid colors and wonderful lighting ! I love the compo with the only one above the others !

27 Sep 2009 6:19pm

@Anna.C: Merci.

Marie from FRESNES, Afghanistan

magnifique !

27 Sep 2009 7:56pm

Claudia from Illinois, United States

The colors are so vibrant and the details are amazing. I'm in awe of all of these hot air balloon shots!

28 Sep 2009 1:43am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


28 Sep 2009 3:21am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful I like the composition and the colors

28 Sep 2009 5:07am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wow!...really nice...wonderful colors and ground preparation for take-off...beautiful

28 Sep 2009 1:13pm

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Equisite ...

29 Sep 2009 2:31am

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Great composition. I can feel the heat from the burner and hear its roar. Great work.

29 Sep 2009 3:03am