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Air Show 8

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 30 September 2009 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

This wraps up the Air Show series. It was only after I had downloaded everything that I realized that I had not gotten a shot of all of the balloons in the air. I think that there were over 40, and that might be quite low. (All of the photographs in this series were shot within the span of an hour.)

GOOD NEWS - Nikon fixed my 24-70mm lens on the second go around and overnighted it back to me (got it yesterday). While they had it, they cleaned it and checked it out with their sophisticated equipment. It's probably better now than when I bought it.

NIKON D700 1/800 second F/6.3 ISO 400 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture and colors!!!!!!

30 Sep 2009 5:21am

@PATRICK: Merci.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Oh, the show is over. ;-(
A wonderful series. We all definitely got our enjoyment's worth out of your fortuitous hour of shooting !!!
I'd say the hallmark of each of the images in the sereis was exceptional clarity
and exceptionally brilliant color.
That is what stands out for me.

30 Sep 2009 6:19am

@Dulcie: Thanks, Dulcie. I would say that the clarity was due to the lens. And that the color was due to a combination of the brilliant color of the balloons, the early morning light and the Nikon D700.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A riot of brilliant color and a wonderful sky...well done Jack!

30 Sep 2009 6:35am

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

What a finale!!! What a great series!!! Good news about your lens:-)

30 Sep 2009 7:00am

@Linerberry: Thanks, Caroline.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

I am breathless. Awesome series.

30 Sep 2009 7:30am

@Nicholas: Thank you.

Ram from Bangalore, India

This is just amazing.... Great Shot. Just Brilliant.

30 Sep 2009 7:32am

@Ram: Thank you.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful shot!!! I love the colours. Thanks for sharing this series - I really enjoyed it.

30 Sep 2009 8:21am

@Anina: Thank you.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

another beautiful shot..

30 Sep 2009 8:23am

@Sarito: Thank you.

Manel from Girona, Spain

Great perspective, colours and composition as usual.

30 Sep 2009 8:34am

@Manel: Gracias.

LM from Aix en Provence, France

Superb, The sky and the colors are splendid. well done

30 Sep 2009 8:43am

@LM: Merci.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(an old West Wales boy), Germany

Big bold colours,nice.

30 Sep 2009 10:01am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Marvelous series. Each one bursting with color.
I like how the balloons have such a 3D appearance in the air of this shot.
Incredible processing on all of these. Well done, Jack.

30 Sep 2009 10:18am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb.

Irene from France

I love this serie ! It makes me dream...

30 Sep 2009 10:35am

@Irene: Merci.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

This is so magical!!!
I love the series!

30 Sep 2009 10:45am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

A wonderful picture to end that serie. Wonderful light!

30 Sep 2009 11:14am

@akarui: Thank you. The light was indeed phenomenal.

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

A wonderful finale and a very well-spent hour with your camera!!!

30 Sep 2009 11:30am

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

MJ from Delaware, United States

a beautiful hour... and the colors are so beautiful and sharp.... great series

30 Sep 2009 11:48am

@MJ: Thank you.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

What a success this series has been - simply splendid. I'll bet all those who attended the show would love to see these shots!!

30 Sep 2009 12:20pm

@Sarah: Merci.

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

You aquired a lot of beautiful shots with that hour and this one is no exception. Wonderful series Jack.

30 Sep 2009 12:57pm

@LCImagery: Thanks, Lori.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Stunning finish Jack, bravo!

30 Sep 2009 1:14pm

@Lorraine: Thank you.

Sriram from Chennai, India

amazing colors and scene... beautifully captured!!

30 Sep 2009 1:32pm

@Sriram: Thank you.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

A fantastic ending of this vibrant and colorful series and you were really lucky with the weather circumstances, because that beautiful sky brings out those colors really well.

30 Sep 2009 1:59pm

@Monique: Thanks. You are absolutely right about the weather. The next two mornings of the Air Show were not nearly as nice.

Don from spokane, United States

It's been a fine series of spectacular pictures. Exceptionally well done!

30 Sep 2009 2:47pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Another great shot from this series :))

30 Sep 2009 3:17pm

@MARIANA: Thank you.

Elora from Genoa, Italy

wow, great series, and great colours!

30 Sep 2009 3:30pm

@Elora: Thank you.

mo.langel from Switzerland

J'adore ces couleurs et cette magnifique lumière! Très belle image Jack!

30 Sep 2009 3:46pm

@mo.langel: Merci.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Another great shot and a wonderful series. An hour well spent!

30 Sep 2009 5:19pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you.

Ajay from Pune, India

Another wonderful composition. I can't imagine how you'd have waited for the balloons to be rightly position before clicking the camera.

30 Sep 2009 5:26pm

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

[email protected] from Paris, France

"I believe I can fly" for sure here - and always these dreamy colors to heat our imagination (at least ! :)
Very very heart-opening serie* Merci !

30 Sep 2009 5:31pm

@[email protected]: Merci, dear Karine.

philippe from dijon, France

Comment ne pas aimer cette image..... superbe, bravo.

30 Sep 2009 7:39pm

@philippe: Merci.

Helena from Guelph, Canada

simply amazing! i have no words to describe how much i like it! i like the sensation of fantasy that gives the clouds and the reality that transmit the people on the ground.

30 Sep 2009 8:12pm

@Helena: Thank you.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is such an incredible series of shot Jack. Each one is a gem. There is something about at hot air balloon, and although I have never had the pleasure to see anything like this in 'real life' you photos have created a magic within. Thank you for these :)

30 Sep 2009 8:14pm

@bluechameleon: Thank you for your kind words, Sharon.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

georgious serie ,jack !!!!
five stars again !!
friendships !

30 Sep 2009 8:51pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Another big WOW!

30 Sep 2009 9:05pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Considering that all these photos were taken within the span of an hour, I believe you captured some great highlights! You couldn't have asked for a better day for photography...or hot air balloon riding. So does this mean you never went up in the air? :-)

30 Sep 2009 9:51pm

@Steven: Nope. Just took a slew of pictures.

Jen from St. George, United States

The balloon shots have all been awesome! Great colors, great use of the light, great composition! Thanks for sharing them all!

30 Sep 2009 10:36pm

@Jen: It was a magical hour. In fact, I didn't realize how magical until I downloaded everything.

susan from United States

I have just LOVED this entire series.......You did a phenomenal job.....and now that you've realized you didn't get a shot of all of them in the air, it'll give you something to look forward to, to make sure you catch that shot next time!!!

30 Sep 2009 11:05pm

@susan: Thanks, Susan. To be honest, I don't think that there is a shot to be had of all of them, but one could certainly get more of them.

willow from Chelsea, United States

I've loved this series. So much color and great shapes!

30 Sep 2009 11:56pm

@willow: Thank you. I am just about colored out!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Another beautiful shot... Jack, sorry this series is over, but on to other shots now, eh? Even though you didn't get a shot of 40 balloons at once, we get the idea, a wonderful series.

1 Oct 2009 12:20am

Michael from Deer Park, United States


1 Oct 2009 1:08am

@Michael: Thanks, Michael.

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

Every time I think I've seen the best of the series you post a better one. Incredible.

1 Oct 2009 1:28am

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks, Jeff.

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Wonderful series! Very well done.

1 Oct 2009 1:52am

@Chris Parr: Thanks, Chris.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful series!

1 Oct 2009 2:22am

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

More fabulous colors and shapes!

1 Oct 2009 3:19pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

a very nice composition and colourful

1 Oct 2009 3:42pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

bravo pour cette scène pleine de vie, de couleurs, et de lumière, c'est superbe.

2 Oct 2009 8:14pm

@Marie: Merci.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

This was one of my favourite series here on AM3 - spectacular!

4 Oct 2009 3:42am

@Magda: Thanks; it was a super hour.

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

The sky and the colors are splendid.bravo !

4 Oct 2009 11:23am

@Theys: Merci.

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Wonderful colours and light ! Great shot ! Great series !!

4 Oct 2009 11:53am

@Isabelle: Merci.

Krista from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

This is so lovely!

4 Oct 2009 4:51pm

@Krista: Thank you.

JamesC from portland, United States

Love that sky!

5 Oct 2009 1:40am

Mici from Tg Mures, Romania

This is insanly clear, what lens are you using if i can ask. Awesome

9 Apr 2010 6:50pm

@Mici: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8; it is a superb lens.