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Mass Ascension 7:25 A.M.
Mass Ascension 7:25 A.M.
Balko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Morning (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Albuquerque NM
Date: Oct 12, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Landscape, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2006

Mass Ascension at Albuquerque's annual Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico. Until the sun peeks over Sandia Mountain, it is still dusky on the field, but when it does, you get these gorgeous views! It is amazing to be there and see it all. During Balloon Fiesta, this IS morning!
Post processing: cropped, cloned out spots, selective sat, levels, resized for DPC.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.6890
Avg (commenters): 7.9500
Avg (participants): 6.3951
Avg (non-participants): 6.8750
Views since voting: 1989
Views during voting: 423
Votes: 209
Comments: 35
Favorites: 6 (view)


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10/28/2009 12:35:37 PM
This is an awesome photo! I really like allof the vibrant colors against the blue sky. I have always wanted to go to one of these events and try for a shot like this.
06/08/2009 09:15:12 PM
Wow! you got so many balloons there, beautiful!!
01/22/2009 12:23:52 AM
I happened to see this when I looked at your profile. I was there with one of the teams that day too, and had been up the day before. It was the best day ever for having that kind of event.
The colors and the solid blue sky make this a stunning shot.
11/18/2007 01:44:01 PM
Wonderful! Very colorful. I'm going to have to go to one of those balloon events someday.
10/03/2007 11:08:54 AM
The colors are so vibrant. An excellent photo depiction of the Balloon Fiesta. Great job.
12/27/2006 05:43:16 AM
that is just too cool. i gotta go to one of these some day.
12/18/2006 08:27:36 PM
Excellent, just excellent, image. I must have been away when this entered competition, because I didn't vote on it then. But I'm delighted to see it now. While I have seen many balloon shots, this one is really out of the ordinary. Keep up the good work.
11/28/2006 08:17:13 PM
Just browsing your gallery. This is an amazing shot and well composed. Love it.
10/27/2006 06:32:49 PM
Excellent shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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10/23/2006 07:11:08 PM
What a fun and colorful depiction. Good job and congratulations.
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10/23/2006 09:18:32 AM
How cool is THAT! What an amazing photo! Congratulations on your top 20 finish!
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10/23/2006 01:37:34 AM
Great job!
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10/23/2006 12:47:45 AM
Exciting with splashing colors to delight. Congratulations on your 12th place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2006 11:49:57 PM
i think i would have chosen one to focus on more but i still love the colors to this.
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10/22/2006 11:22:36 PM
beautiful colors and leaves me with a peaceful feeling
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10/21/2006 12:37:34 AM
I didn't get out there this year - but I know there were few opportunities for this photo this year.
Good luck!
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10/21/2006 12:35:43 AM
oh how i love those mass ascensions....great pic
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10/20/2006 07:38:42 PM
This is so cool! Do you live in New Mexico?
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10/20/2006 10:28:59 AM
The colors of the baloons are fantastic and the composition of the shot is as well. But the image as a whole looks rather flat and does not give the depth needed to see where balloons are in position to one another.
10/20/2006 12:01:55 AM
OH wow! This is stunning!
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10/19/2006 04:34:38 PM
I like the picture but if i didn't read the title i wouldn't have known why this fit the catagory "MORNING"
10/18/2006 10:57:33 PM
great shot. seems a tad dark but i am not sure if it is my monitor. i would like to see brighter colors...seems too much is in shadow.
10/17/2006 10:16:37 PM
Very cool shot -- could definitely be a poster!
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10/17/2006 08:54:26 PM
Love the vivid color. Sharp. Fun!! 6
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10/17/2006 06:30:33 AM
Bloody amazing!
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10/16/2006 05:36:09 PM
Ribbon !!!!
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10/16/2006 01:59:08 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Composition/Processing - 3
Overall Impression - 3
"WOW" factor - 1
Score: 9
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10/16/2006 01:55:08 PM
Doesn't get any better!
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10/16/2006 12:59:45 PM
What an exciting composition and event you have captured. The early morning light really shows the time of day by its angle. I find the colours a tiny wee bit on the dull side. I wonder if that's because I get exposed to too many bright images which are unaturally bright and colourful? 8.
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10/16/2006 11:55:30 AM
lucky you in abq
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10/16/2006 10:14:50 AM
awesome to see that in real life. colourful, nice.
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10/16/2006 04:42:51 AM
8: This looked great in thumbnail but larger there seems to be some pixelation (or something) going on - it may just be noise in the sky.
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10/16/2006 03:03:45 AM
Stunning..... I like this one a lot.....
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10/16/2006 12:41:11 AM
awesome! great colour and a striking image
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10/16/2006 12:20:01 AM
This will probably do very well, as hot air balloons always do.
There's a big balloon event in town next weekend, so that was bad timing for this Challenge.
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