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Air Show 7

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 29 September 2009 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Of course balloonists are photographers. Don't be silly. Happy Silly Tuesday.

CLARITY - Many people have commented about the sharpness and clarity of the photographs in this series. The credit goes to Nikon's fabulous 24-70mm f/2.8 lens (mine went back to Nikon Service a second time since they didn't fix it the first time; so I'm waiting).

NIKON D300 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 400 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Encore une bien belle par ses couleurs et son cadrage

29 Sep 2009 5:16am

@Sof: Merci.

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

WOW! This one is by far my favorite. Wonderful composition, color and perspective. 5+++++++

29 Sep 2009 5:30am

@LCImagery: Thanks, Lori.

masoud from tehran, Iran

Excellent !!!

29 Sep 2009 5:38am

Lyl & Roll from BESANCON, France

Realy nice !

29 Sep 2009 5:40am

@Lyl & Roll: Merci.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Hehehe wonderful capture Jack. Happy ST!!!

29 Sep 2009 5:51am

@Linerberry: Thanks.

PATRICK from miramas, France

juste excellent!!!!!!!!!!!

29 Sep 2009 6:18am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I like this framing. Very nice!

29 Sep 2009 7:32am

@akarui: Thank you.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Great timing!!! Love the burn!

29 Sep 2009 7:46am

@Craig: Thanks, Craig.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I am one jealous Canon shooter! These are so beautiful...I happen to know that the photographer may have had a hand in these photos though :)

29 Sep 2009 7:47am

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Wonderful color & composition, Jack.

29 Sep 2009 8:11am

@Bill Laing: Thanks, Bill.

Jolanda from Amsterdam, Netherlands

It's a party to look at these balloon pictures. Nice colours and compositions.

29 Sep 2009 8:14am

@Jolanda: Thank you.

philib from Dijon, France

Ha ! ces frères Montgolfier ! riche idée quand on voit les images colorées et magnifiques de leurs invention...
Bravo et bonne journée.

29 Sep 2009 8:48am

@philib: Merci.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Fun to see them taking photos when THEY are the things to be photographed! Another stunning burst of colour on my screen on a grey Tuesday. Lovely (and nicely silly too!)

29 Sep 2009 9:49am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

So Colorfl and exciting shot ! Bravo !

29 Sep 2009 10:14am

@Mahboubeh: Thank you.

zOOm from Paris, France

It brings out rich colors on my screen... I feel like... a travel, a long trip. Escape.

29 Sep 2009 10:36am

@zOOm: Merci.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful vibrating color; beautiful detail!

29 Sep 2009 10:53am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie.

Irene from France

Very impressive view!

29 Sep 2009 11:03am

@Irene: Merci.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

:), nice shot.

29 Sep 2009 11:03am

@Sarito: Thank you.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

What an absolutely stunning series of balloon shots you've been giving us. This is one more.

29 Sep 2009 11:49am

@Viewfinder: Thank you.

MJ from Delaware, United States

clear crisp .... great shot... I love that you are taking photo of people taking photo.....

29 Sep 2009 12:05pm

@MJ: Thank you.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

People watching people watching people (or whatever) ... another great shot, Jack!

29 Sep 2009 12:16pm

@Judy: Thank you.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

You have make a really beautiful serie - very well done !

29 Sep 2009 12:16pm

@Loner: Thank you.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

of course you silly silly guy, and WOW

29 Sep 2009 12:32pm

@Lorraine: Thanks.

Barbara Kile from United States

You zoomed in close for this one! Great perspective.

29 Sep 2009 1:18pm

@Barbara Kile: Thank you.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Too cool!

29 Sep 2009 1:41pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Superb colors

29 Sep 2009 1:47pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Another great, colorful shot !!!

29 Sep 2009 2:07pm

@MARIANA: Thank you.

Don from spokane, United States

I envy their ability to have high viewpoints for their landscape shots! A fine closer in view of this balloon. I like the action of the flame.

29 Sep 2009 3:19pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

vaya serie impresionante de calidad y colorodo, enhorabuena!!!

29 Sep 2009 3:26pm

@Isidro: Gracias.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

It's really a magnificent serie. Colors and light are so wonderful. Would like to be in one of these balloons one day, must be a fantastic experience !!

29 Sep 2009 3:51pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci. It is a marvelous experience.

Michael Rawluk W from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I like the way you filled the frame with that gorgeous colour.

29 Sep 2009 4:05pm

@Michael Rawluk W: Thank you.

Ajay from Pune, India

The simply love the way you make the best of the lighting and colours.

29 Sep 2009 5:32pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent! But, of course there will be photographers among the lucky people in those baskets ;) Great shot! Great series!
Happy ST :)

29 Sep 2009 6:42pm

@Magda: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great colors again. Excellent shot.

29 Sep 2009 6:44pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

I absolutely love this series. The colours and detail are simply amazing!!! Well done!

29 Sep 2009 7:07pm

@Anina: Thanks, Anina.

Dubus Michel from CHARLEROI, Belgium

Magnifique photo une palette de peintre

29 Sep 2009 7:48pm

@Dubus Michel: Merci.

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

On my balloon rides I took about 300-400 pictures each time. Everywhere you look is a beatiful landscape. So the person in that basket could have been me! Great perspective!

29 Sep 2009 8:11pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty.

Veronelle from Lens, France

funny colours and wunderfull capture !

29 Sep 2009 8:59pm

@Veronelle: Merci.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Just fabulous!!!

29 Sep 2009 9:36pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you.

Manel from Girona, Spain

Good colour, compo and fire presentation. Look here pleased and folowing days

29 Sep 2009 9:36pm

@Manel: Gracias.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Fantastic... my dream....

29 Sep 2009 10:05pm

@Francesc B.: Merci.

susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Another absolutely fantastic shot!!! Your color work on these shots is just exquisite!!!

29 Sep 2009 10:09pm

@susan: Thanks, Susan.

Michael from Deer Park, United States


30 Sep 2009 1:41am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This has been a wonderful series Jack - the colors are fantastic and the clarity as you mentioned is great. I have that lens on my list for my next big purchase! I hope you get the lens back soon - Have you liked it?

30 Sep 2009 1:57am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott. That has been my all time favorite lens, bar none.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

So visually stunning...all of these images from this series. I love that colorful ribbon trailing down and out of the frame at the bottom.

30 Sep 2009 2:02am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another great capture of beautiful color. I love to see the woman taking advantage of the height by capturing snapshots of the surrounding landscape. I was hoping to see some "Jack Larson Photography" advertising on the sides of the basket. ;-)

30 Sep 2009 2:45am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I love this series, it's so colorful and happy! Great framing on this one and those people are so lucky to see the world from up there!

30 Sep 2009 3:37am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Wow! It looks like no one is going to miss a photo opportunity on this day.

30 Sep 2009 10:15am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Fabuleuse cette photo. Toute la série est magnifique, ma préférence à celle-ci.

2 Oct 2009 4:48pm

@Marie LC: Merci.

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

Alors là ! Superbe !!!!!

3 Oct 2009 5:33am

@Annie Viguié: Merci.

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

The warm colours are gorgeous... wooww

4 Oct 2009 11:54am

ghetu from Mainly Mumbai, India

can you please tell us what kind of metering was used?

7 Oct 2009 1:10pm

@ghetu: All of my balloon shots used Nikon's Matrix metering. This shot had no Exposure compensation (although I often use -.3 or -.7). As you can see in the EXIF data in the upper right, this photograph was shot at 1/250 sec., f/8.0, ISO 400. I was using a Nikon 70-300mm zoom lens mounted on a Nikon D300. Most of the rest of my balloon shots were taken with a D700 and a 24-70mm lens. But everything was shot with Matrix (patterned) metering.

ghetu from Mainly Mumbai, India

thank you. thank you very much.

9 Oct 2009 8:24am