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Challenge: Balloon III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2014 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD with Piezo
Location: Apopka, FL
Date: Aug 25, 2014
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2014

DSC_9595-2 2014 08 25

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[Sep. 2nd, 2014 11:23:46 PM]

Well, I'm hoping this will finish well for our team!!!

I tried to get some shots of a hot air balloon...but I abandoned that after looking at the past challenges and only 1 entry had made front page and that one had fog and water reflections going for it...which mine DID NOT.

So I picked up my grandson and took him to the grocery store and we got 8 balloons...(you should have seen his eyes as the gentleman was inflating the balloons...big a saucers!!!

Then I took him out to a local State Park where I knew of a path or two use for BG...Now I was all alone with him (he's 2 now). And I got him out of the car, in the woods and gave him the balloons and told him to "walk down the path so Grandma can take some pictures"...I think someone might actually have me arrested for this!!! Well, he followed all my instructions and was quite "awwwwed" by the balloons...

So all in all it was quite "The Adventure" for both of us...

Hope you liked it and thank you for all the comments.

Place: 5 out of 42
Avg (all users): 6.4286
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.5385
Avg (non-participants): 6.3846
Views since voting: 1170
Views during voting: 209
Votes: 91
Comments: 16
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09/04/2014 09:15:39 PM
Critique Club Review:

Color Saturation and Hue: colors are nicely saturated. The hues seem to border on a slight green ting, at least on my monitor. The white balloons seem to have a faint greenish cast, but could be a reflection, or again, my monitor.

Brightness and Contrast: highlights have been held well, avoiding burnout. However details sem to have been lost in the darker shadows. The white balloons could also be brighter. As this is an advanced challenge there was room for these adjustments.

Focus and Depth of Field: the subject is rendered sharply, as is fitting. The background is soft as would be warranted to keep the attention on the subject. If anything, even a bit softer in the background could be a plus.

Subjective: how does one suggest improvements to an image that already finished in the top five? About the only thing I see here is that the darkness of the path ahead, gives me a bit of a negative feeling, like the child is headed for something not as pleasant as where he is. That, and the bright foliage over the path distracts a tiny bit. Both of these are very minor nit picks. As this is an overall excellent image. Congratulations on your top five finish.
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09/03/2014 05:15:30 PM
Cute shot, Janine. I love the way the balloon ribbons are wound around his mitt.
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09/03/2014 12:46:29 PM
This picture definitely should have got first place! I love it!
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09/03/2014 09:05:01 AM
Congrats! Awesome finish!!
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09/03/2014 05:55:23 AM
Beautiful light, composition, use of DOF; congrats on the HM!
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09/03/2014 03:35:59 AM
Congrats on the HM, Janine. That is a really sweet shot.
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09/03/2014 12:51:37 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Well done! Will see this on the front page for sure.

Well, if Langdon would put the top five up on the first page like I've been asking him to, I would've been right. :) Congrats anyway.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2014 10:59:24 PM
Bumping this because I'm coherent tonight and see some classical to modern brilliance in it as if a modern take on a Grimm's fairy tail - an innocent wandering into the forest where evil lurks.
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09/02/2014 05:58:47 PM
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09/01/2014 11:50:59 PM
This shot lovely, so reminds me of my grandson. I can't help but wonder what this would have looked like if he were much further down the road. Interesting!
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09/01/2014 10:27:22 PM
My choice for the blue.
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08/30/2014 02:57:38 AM
Every one go Aweeeeee what a little cutie well done bet it ribbons as well
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08/28/2014 05:07:36 PM
Well done! Will see this on the front page for sure.
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08/27/2014 07:16:38 PM
Top 3, no doubt. Lovely little slice of life!
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08/27/2014 03:15:11 PM
So cute!
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08/27/2014 02:26:22 AM
A lovely, tender moment.... nice composition, pretty colours, even a touch of detail left in the murky shadows ahead. Very nice.
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