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Challenge: Transportation II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Johnson City, New York
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800th sec
Galleries: Sky
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

PS crop, levels, colorbalance, hue/sat, shadow/hilite, NI

Post challenge...just figured out how to write in this box...I left a comment below. I took this photo from a hilltop, above the morning fog. The balloon was coming through the fog on the next hilltop over. Excited to have a photo over 7 and my second ribbon in a months time. Thank you all for your great comments and votes.

Mike

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 283
Avg (all users): 7.2072
Avg (commenters): 8.5161
Avg (participants): 7.1111
Avg (non-participants): 7.2529
Views since voting: 9672
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 251
Comments: 62
Favorites: 29 (view)


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11/14/2006 03:59:14 PM
this is so perfect it almost makes my cry:) excellent, excellent
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10/29/2006 07:32:07 AM
I had to do a critique club critique earlier on a ballon image. Everything it didn't have, this one has. Balloons float in space really; without a point of reference an image of one would be a picture of a thing - not very interesting in and of itself. Here, you set a mood and gave us context. The sky the balloon is wrapped in is doing something. And there is something else in the image that I know, that is concrete, that gives me reference. These two things make the balloon here all the more ethereal - the way it should be. I don't remember even seeing this on the front page. But, the score shows how good use of context and drama can turn an 'object' into an excellent photograph to which people can connect. Very well seen and taken. Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/22/2006 02:32:00 AM
superb shot, congrats
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08/21/2006 05:08:57 AM
Congrats on your red ribbon Michael! Excellent shot!
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08/19/2006 10:44:15 PM
Gorgeous shot. I would have placed this one first. Very unique sky and composition for a hot air balloon shot.
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08/18/2006 06:38:39 PM
Great shot. Congratulations!
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08/18/2006 10:38:14 AM
Love the shot you have a great PF!!
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08/17/2006 05:19:42 AM
Congrats! Wow... a great shot.
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08/17/2006 12:48:49 AM
Congratulations on a superb shot for a ribbon! and your second one...may you get many more
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08/16/2006 07:20:54 PM
I really like this one, congrats on your ribbon. Very well deserved.

Message edited by author 2006-08-16 19:21:14.
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08/16/2006 03:01:11 PM
I thought I was bored of balloon pictures, but this is amazing. Totally unique perspective!
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08/16/2006 02:34:59 PM
Excellent shot, and congratulations on the well-deserved ribbon, but I'm wondering what it is that I'm looking at. Is this baloon flying near buildings? Were you on a building, or in another baloon? Some info about the shot would be nice.

Again, congratulations on a great image.
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08/16/2006 01:53:56 PM
Excuse me for saying this but, for some reason, I didn't like it this much the first time.
Then I looked at it again and I actually feel the serene, but beautiful quietness that this photo has to offer.
Nicely done =)
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08/16/2006 01:18:05 PM
Lovely! "Untypical" transportation takes 2 of the top 3! Good going!
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08/16/2006 10:08:08 AM
..............................lovely!
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08/16/2006 09:59:25 AM
Doesn't meet the challenge. Zero.

Erm, of course not. This is fantastic.
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08/16/2006 09:51:28 AM
Stunning Shot wonderful comosition! Congratulations on your ribbon and personal best!
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08/16/2006 09:24:50 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. I didn't make it to the spedie fest this year -- now I'm wishing I had :) Beautiful photo and well-deserved ribbon!
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08/16/2006 08:54:19 AM
This is one of the best photos I've seen here. I wish I had voted in this challenge -- I'd have given it a 10.
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08/16/2006 07:43:18 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! My favorite photo in this challenge won a ribbon. I'm so happy :) Awesome Awesome photography!!!
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08/16/2006 07:09:35 AM
Wow. Wow.

Something about this shot. It's very quiet on the front page, but once you get a look at it, there is mystery, magic, and almost a "Modern Mary Poppins" quality to it...

Impressive indeed.
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08/16/2006 07:02:23 AM
Thank You everybody for your great comments and votes. I took this shot from a hill top, overlooking the valley fog. The balloon came from the annual Speidie fest and Balloon rally, held in Binghamton every year. The balloon was near the next hill top over, breaking through the morning fog.
08/16/2006 02:44:48 AM
I love the soft sky shades with the more vibrant red and green. Very serene shot :) Congrats!
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08/16/2006 02:24:57 AM
Nice shot. Finally I agree with the other voters on a high placing!
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08/16/2006 01:30:40 AM
Really good shot, glad to see it placed but think it should have grabbed 1st for being so unique. Well done.
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08/16/2006 12:41:51 AM
Congrats.
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08/16/2006 12:26:20 AM
an complement to cool, soothing colors. but does one really transport by hot air balloon? perhaps.. it is interesting, because personally I would have used some NI on the lower half...you didn't and succeeded.
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08/16/2006 12:13:45 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2006 11:32:26 PM
Very cool shot. One of my top picks - bumping up.
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08/15/2006 11:04:33 PM
Very nice. Love the colors. Well done.
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08/14/2006 04:01:49 PM
Very cool photograph, definitely makes me wonder about what your vantage point was. Well done!
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08/14/2006 09:48:55 AM
Very nice shot, great timing to have the tower coming out of the clouds. I think a little more PS work would really make the colors come more alive.
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08/14/2006 08:25:54 AM
I love the balance of this shot 10
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08/13/2006 11:43:07 PM
Nice capture (8)
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08/13/2006 02:32:40 PM
Amazing! This one is going in my favorites!
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08/12/2006 03:44:14 PM
Very Cool, Nice composition, um watch out for that tower! 8
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08/12/2006 01:51:43 PM
Great image. Are you also in a hot air balloon?
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08/12/2006 12:19:03 PM
Wow! Great colors, one of my favorites. 10
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08/12/2006 10:46:43 AM
Love how you made great use of the antenna to indicate the cloud/fog layer. Nice use of colour.
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08/12/2006 09:22:10 AM
Well done shot. The mood perfectly fits the subject matter. I would consider experimenting with some slightly tighter crops, but it may end up being just different and not necessarily better.
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08/12/2006 08:59:31 AM
Its very beautiful and I like your composition but the colors of baloon really sets me off. I would probably try a bit of desaturation.
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08/12/2006 08:02:13 AM
Have to bump this to a 10. I assume you took this while riding in a hot air ballon. Wow!
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08/12/2006 02:51:29 AM
Great contract between the colors in the balloon and the sky. Well done.
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08/11/2006 10:47:35 PM
Excellent shot. Love the tower in the composition to show height, Good luck
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08/11/2006 04:44:27 PM
Lovely! I think the pastel colors are great, gives a wonderful soft feeling to the image. I like the inclusion of the antennae tower, good foil for the balloon.. technology versus an example of a simple mode of travel. The colors contrast nicely with one another, that green is beautifully vibrant against the peachy-pink sky. The image looks a bit Neat Imaged to me, which is alright but sometimes ends up plasticking images up, it may not be NI'd at all but that immediately came to mind when I was looking at the relationship of the balloon to the sky. A very nice photo, I gave a 7
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08/11/2006 11:50:31 AM
Really cool photo! It's in my top 5 for this challenge.
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08/11/2006 08:22:34 AM
love the composition and colors in this shot - good job
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08/10/2006 11:00:46 PM
Beautiful.
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08/10/2006 12:55:42 PM
This could be one of the winners... I love the way it is done... 10
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08/10/2006 08:49:58 AM
wow! hope this does really well for you
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08/09/2006 10:38:59 PM
Wow!!!!
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08/09/2006 10:33:34 PM
I would have cropped it to just the balloon but this is really beautifull as it is to.
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08/09/2006 05:58:14 PM
the colors look great.
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08/09/2006 05:48:49 PM
I wasn't going to vote on this challenge due to time restrictions, but after seeing this i'm going to have to vote on 25%. This really is something special.
Technically it's not perfect but that seems immaterial to be honest.

It's inspiring. Adding to my favourites. Thanks.
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08/09/2006 05:26:40 PM
WOW!! Awesome photograph! Very beautiful scene.
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08/09/2006 03:49:14 PM
stunning!
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08/09/2006 02:44:58 PM
......as we rise out of the scud of the city into the glory of the clear skies above.....

Reminds me of my college years! Awesome shot. Good job!
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08/09/2006 01:09:44 PM
Very cool.
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08/09/2006 12:54:30 PM
This is AWESOME!!! How in the world did you get this! And those amazing sunset colors! This one should ribbon. I hope it does! 10
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08/09/2006 11:42:44 AM
Incredible shot. Just enough of the tower to give balloon scale and show it's altitude.
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08/09/2006 05:45:45 AM
Nice composition.
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08/09/2006 01:36:48 AM
The focus is a little off, but I don't care. It's still gonna score well for me.
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