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Challenge: Balloon III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
Location: Plainfield, CT
Date: Aug 22, 2014
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2014

Hmm... a balloon challenge the same week as the largest hot air balloon festival in my area. What to do, what to do...?

I made the 2 hour round trip drive to this festival three days in a row, two of those at 4am. I was determined to get SOMETHING, but the first two days weren't very good. It was dreary and too windy to launch, so only a few balloons were there. Naturally, this shot was from the first (evening) trip. Fun anecdote: I proposed to my wife years ago in a hot air balloon at this same festival.

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Lots of good outtakes:

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 42
Avg (all users): 6.9556
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.7308
Avg (non-participants): 7.0469
Views since voting: 1672
Views during voting: 221
Votes: 90
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/07/2014 06:58:01 PM
The lighting here sis so amazingly fabulous. I'd love to find out how you achieved such fantastically beautiful colors. I can't even get over it... Your outtakes are all amazing too, but this was definitely the most dymanic and unique picture of them all. Congrats on the Red!
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09/06/2014 10:57:02 PM
Fantastic. Kudos for the love of colors. Impressive!
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09/05/2014 09:35:31 AM
The more I see this shot, the more I like it...

Way to finish out the season!

Go, Snap Dragon, Go!
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09/04/2014 11:18:53 AM
The luminosity of this shot really makes it. Nicely done, Shannon.
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09/04/2014 09:04:12 AM
I see you're still going that extra mile for the perfect shot Shannon! I'm trying to get back in the game after too much time off. Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/04/2014 12:42:58 AM
I did not decide if this shot reminds me of a Jules Verne book or if it could be part of Gulliver's travels..... Such an excellent shot!
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09/03/2014 10:57:01 PM
Congrats! Brilliant colors.
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09/03/2014 09:25:31 PM
Congratulations on both your ribbon, and the acceptance of your proposal by your now wife.
There are a few occasions that stay forever in our memories. That is one of the more magical ones.
(I assume that very special occasion happened a few years ago?)
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09/03/2014 12:09:10 PM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/03/2014 09:13:29 AM
Great Job Shannon. When I heard "Balloon Festival" on the radio, I first thought it was the festival held in Goshen- but it was Plainfield. You did a great job sourcing this out and finding a unique shot.
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09/03/2014 08:05:22 AM
Congrats on the red. Excellent!
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09/03/2014 07:52:55 AM
Go, Snap Dragon, Go!
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09/03/2014 05:51:27 AM
Well composed, great colours. Congrats on the Red!
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09/03/2014 04:08:25 AM
Love the lighting and composition... Great capture, Shannon. Congrats on the red.
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09/03/2014 02:16:53 AM
LOVE hot air balloons. And the morning liftoffs are so dramatic and gorgeous. Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/03/2014 01:49:44 AM
Very nice indeed. Great capture and congrats on the ribbon
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09/03/2014 12:12:40 AM
I actually never really liked the technical quality of most of your images. always found flaws that bugged me. this though, is truly exceptional. can't fault anything at all.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2014 11:14:28 PM
decisive moment, well composed.
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09/02/2014 11:01:08 PM
Dramatic lighting. Nice work. bump
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09/02/2014 06:00:12 PM
Well composed and colourful. I like that you have filled the frame and love the spotlight effect.
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09/01/2014 10:35:34 PM
I like the colors and the energy.
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09/01/2014 06:46:46 AM
Been there. Nice capture.
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08/31/2014 10:41:50 PM
such a photogenic struggle here!
bump
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08/30/2014 02:51:56 AM
sure is a real job getting the balloon up good shot should do well
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08/28/2014 05:09:08 PM
"Struggle" is the period shortly before "Up, up and away" :) Well done.
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08/28/2014 11:09:20 AM
one of my favorite hot air balloons
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08/27/2014 07:16:59 PM
Wonderful capture...timing was great! Top 3 for sure.
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08/27/2014 05:23:15 AM
And a runner-up!
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08/27/2014 02:25:23 AM
What a fabulous interesting, moment - captured in colourful sharpness. Love it! You even managed a rather elegant composition.
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