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Air Show 5

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 27 September 2009 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

"The Fallacy of Judging Image Quality Online." There is an excellent rant on Luminous-Landscape about what a mistake it is to judge the quality of our work by what we see on a computer screen. Our assessments should be based upon the print. http://luminous-landscape.com/essays/rant23b.shtml

NIKON D700 1/640 second F/6.3 ISO 400 31 mm (35mm equiv.)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente composición y color, buen trabajo!!

27 Sep 2009 5:06am

@Isidro: Gracias.

masoud from tehran, Iran

very lovely image , Excellent !!!

27 Sep 2009 5:51am

@masoud: Thank you.

rem_la from Villiers, France

Des couleurs vraiment magnifiques !

27 Sep 2009 6:13am

@rem_la: Merci.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful color here Jack...well done!

27 Sep 2009 6:38am

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you.

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

nice composition of the balloon! It looks like a colorful event!

27 Sep 2009 7:48am

@Xerophytes: Thank you.

Jose Antonio from Barcelona, Spain

Que foto tan buena. Es espectacular. El escenario, el colorido... Muy buena.

27 Sep 2009 7:57am

@Jose Antonio: Gracias.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Excellent composition. the colors and subject are fabulous!!!!

27 Sep 2009 8:09am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you.

Samin from Wonderland, Iran

wow.. .adorable shot. what a colorful photo!

27 Sep 2009 8:13am

@Samin: Thank you.

Miss Ruthie from Glendale California, United States

Again Well Done! The Colors are just so Vivid...Just Wow..Everything about this picture is Perfect...

27 Sep 2009 8:15am

@Miss Ruthie: Thank you.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful event and picture.

27 Sep 2009 8:29am

@akarui: Thank you.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! I love the colours and lighting. It's perfect!

27 Sep 2009 8:50am

@Anina: Thank you.

Manel from Girona, Spain

Great colour againt and super compo

27 Sep 2009 9:20am

@Manel: Gracias.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

It's like a traffic jam of balloons on the ground there are so many of them. It's another absolutely stunning shot in this series...even though I am judging it purely from my computer screen!

27 Sep 2009 9:31am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate. On Am3, all we have is our computer screens. However, with my own work, it is rare that I don't like the print better.

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Lovely composition and moment. I would've apply less saturation, but this is a matter of personal taste :-)

27 Sep 2009 11:08am

@xavier cardell: Gracias. No saturation was added. In Lightroom, I added a little Vibrance, some Fill Light to open up the shadows, some Clarity, and I increased the Blacks; that's it. The intensely warm light of the sunrise was responsible for the intensity of the already vivid colors.

/\/\ ! /\/ /\ from Tehran, Iran

What a colorful world!!! must be very interesting being there!

27 Sep 2009 11:42am

@/\/\ ! /\/ /\: Thank you. It was great fun.

[email protected] from Paris, France

Your colors are a festival of delight !

27 Sep 2009 12:24pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Crikey Jack, that's one amazing shot!! FABULOUS colour!!

27 Sep 2009 12:58pm

@Sarah: Merci.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow Jack thte colours are so vivid, it's wow...I have no words, but it's spectacular!

27 Sep 2009 1:05pm

@Lorraine: Thank you.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very vibrant image Jack!

27 Sep 2009 1:22pm

@Curly: Thank you.

Barbara from Florida, United States

This series captivates me and the colors are magnificent. To witness this balloon lifting into the sky would be difficult for me without being in there too.
I enjoy the gathering of spectators and their postures as they watch.
Excellent.

27 Sep 2009 1:23pm

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. I especially liked the people looking up.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Another fantastic shot....if only on my computer monitor......I can truly appreciate what Luminous Landscape rants about.....but unfortunately......looking on the computer screen is the only method of seeing this work that many of us have.....it would truly be wonderful to see actual prints of everyone's work......oh, utopia......

27 Sep 2009 1:38pm

@Susan: To paraphrase Ansel Adams, what we see on the screen is like a rehearsal; the print is the concert.

don from spokane, United States

Another fine action shot of the balloon's takeoff. Thanks for the link. I'll check it out. They usually have some interesting things to say.

27 Sep 2009 2:02pm

@don: Thanks, Don.

mo.langel from Switzerland

Superbes couleurs!!! Très belle composition!

27 Sep 2009 2:11pm

@mo.langel: Merci.

khadi from New Delhi, India

What a stunning, technicolor shot. An outstanding image.

27 Sep 2009 2:19pm

@khadi: Thank you.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

I want to go, too! :-) Excellent composition. Bravo!

27 Sep 2009 2:29pm

@Betty: Thank you.

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars

27 Sep 2009 2:30pm

@PATRICK: Merci.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Well, I won't judge the odd colour then. Very cool shot with all that hot air.

27 Sep 2009 2:57pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Oh, to be able to go to the concert all the time......We can always dream.......

27 Sep 2009 3:09pm

@Susan: I have an unbelievable number of prints that I will never use.

Ajay from Pune, India

Super rich colour quality shot.

27 Sep 2009 3:10pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Gorgeous color and light. I like that you included the photographers looking up from the ground.

27 Sep 2009 3:30pm

@willow: Thanks. I like that part of the photograph as well.

Irene from France

Absolutely wonderful !

27 Sep 2009 3:31pm

@Irene: Merci.

Mr Tambourine from Great Malvern, United Kingdom

OMG! the colour tones are just so SUPERB!!!

cheers

27 Sep 2009 3:44pm

@Mr Tambourine: Thank you.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful. This whole series has been amazing for the lighting the colors, and of course the subject matter. This one may be the best of the lot, though. Love to see all the action with people.

27 Sep 2009 4:14pm

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful !! This green, big one is super :))

27 Sep 2009 4:26pm

@MARIANA: Many thanks.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

in green, it's beautiful too ;-))

27 Sep 2009 6:20pm

@Anna.C: Merci.

Marie from FRESNES, Afghanistan

un vrai festival de couleurs, dasn cette magnifique lumière, c'est très beau !

27 Sep 2009 7:56pm

@Marie: Merci.

Dawn from Maryland, United States

5 stars!! Most definitely. Perfection.

27 Sep 2009 8:17pm

@Dawn: Thank you.

philippe from dijon, France

La composition, la lumière, les couleurs... tout bon pour moi, j'adore..... très belle image, bravo.

27 Sep 2009 8:23pm

@philippe: Merci.

Jean Jacques from France

good adventure!
[email protected]+

27 Sep 2009 8:38pm

@Jean Jacques: Merci.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

the colors are simply georgious in this serie ,jack !!
five stars !
friendships !

27 Sep 2009 9:06pm

@marc battault: Merci.

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

Really like the light in this one. Best of the bunch so far.

27 Sep 2009 9:36pm

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks, Jeff.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Fabulous composition...unusual. Those colors are saturated enough to eat with a spoon..LOVE that!!!

27 Sep 2009 10:12pm

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Yesterday a red focus and today green ... another marvelous capture, Jack!

27 Sep 2009 11:47pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great series!

28 Sep 2009 12:39am

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Ohhh WOW! Has anyone mentioned the colors here? I bet I'm the first to notice. ;) This is just stunning and the angle is wonderful!!

28 Sep 2009 1:42am

@Claudia: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Another stunning shot. Great stuff.

28 Sep 2009 3:22am

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Bill Brown from California, United States

Fantastic capture! The colors are stunning.

28 Sep 2009 3:52am

@Bill Brown: Thanks, Bill.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful capture

28 Sep 2009 5:06am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely colors...nice to see the crowd in these shot...and the preparation of take-off...beautiful

28 Sep 2009 1:12pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe les couleurs on aurait envie de s'envoler avec cette belle lumière

28 Sep 2009 7:33pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Absolutely spectacular!!! Love those wonderful colours, light and framing! Nice work :)

28 Sep 2009 10:20pm

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Wonderful series Jack. Beautiful weather, beautiful colors, Wonderful!

29 Sep 2009 2:33am

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Great image. The excited people on the ground add so much to the impact of the shot.

29 Sep 2009 3:01am

@Bill Laing: Thanks. I agree. Those people are a major component of the series.

Benoit Darrieux from Tripoli, Lebanon

Superb serie

6 Jan 2010 10:40am