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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: goofy/spooky
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: warren county farmers fair, nj
Date: Jul 30, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2009

This was taken at the Warren County Farmer's Fair - which has an amazing launch of hot air balloons every night. These roly-poly elephants loll on the ground as they are being blown up, must say it's fascinating. Then they lift into the air and are gone.

Anyway, what you are looking at in this shot is the reflection from my special lens filter, which is black plastic and larger than the lens. Usually I hold it against the lens but this time I held it at arm's length and so I captured myself taking the shot. Also, I usually use it with a really fat aperture so that it just makes funky bokeh, but this time I had the 10-22mm on in low light, so got a well-defined shape.

Thank you for the comments, especially those of you who like to see something different, even if they can't quite make sense of it.

Place: 416 out of 419
Avg (all users): 4.0201
Avg (commenters): 4.6667
Avg (participants): 4.0270
Avg (non-participants): 4.0000
Views since voting: 547
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 149
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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08/08/2009 10:00:03 AM
dang - I gave this a 7. I thought it was wicked cool that you had the hot air balloon in the lens like that. I don't know what is going on but I love the creativity.
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08/08/2009 12:23:16 AM
You were my only 10. I love this image. Can you give us some insight? What the heck is actually going on here?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 10:46:57 PM
Points for creativity.
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08/05/2009 09:37:41 AM
huh? what is this?
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08/03/2009 04:31:05 PM
Nice in an artsy kinda way.
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