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They came at night
They came at night
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Challenge: Free Study 2010-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
Date: Sep 30, 2010
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2010

This was taken under a large bunny-shaped hot-air balloon during the Great Forest Park balloon race in St. Louis.

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 296
Avg (all users): 6.5597
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 6.5354
Avg (non-participants): 6.6286
Views since voting: 1281
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 134
Comments: 21
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/09/2010 05:34:22 AM
My choice for blue. It's like it came out of a H.G. Wells book! Congrats on the PH yellow.
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10/08/2010 12:56:40 PM
Wizard. Rockwell Kent does the apocalypse.
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10/08/2010 12:33:45 PM
This is awesome! I'm glad that it showed up on Don's radar for the award to bring it to our attention.
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10/08/2010 04:45:15 AM
Great finish, Bob! Congrats on the PH Yellow
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10/08/2010 02:04:03 AM
terrific and ominous. look more like a gravure than a photograph (and I mean it as a compliment)

Message edited by author 2010-10-08 02:04:50.
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10/08/2010 12:12:19 AM
Still say top 3!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2010 11:43:21 PM
I've taken pictures at balloon events, so I know what a great achievement this photo is. That balloon looks the size of a city.

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10/07/2010 10:15:17 PM
An excellent shot and composition. I love the BW work. 10
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10/07/2010 07:01:26 PM
top 3 +++
10/07/2010 06:47:55 AM
I would love to see what this one looks like in color -- but the b&w does capture the drama.
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10/06/2010 11:33:25 AM
Interesting choice to use B&W for a balloon burn shot. I am used to seeing the glowing colors in these type shots but I find the B&W strangely compelling and interesting. I love how the B&W accentuates the texture of the balloon and how the light from the burner is lighting the crowd up. Well captured and framed, good luck in the challenge!
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10/04/2010 11:41:16 AM
This is a WOW image for me! Very well done!
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10/03/2010 04:28:00 PM
This is great in b/w and I love your sci-fi title.
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10/03/2010 03:50:56 PM
What a strange and interesting image. Looks like the entire ballon is about to swallow up the crowd. I'll be interested to read about it.
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10/03/2010 01:45:31 PM
I think this is amazing! Origional, and done very well! IMO this should be in the top ten if not above!!
10/03/2010 03:58:28 AM
I really like the B&W processing in this. The light and shadows on the creases on the balloon and the brightness of the flame gives this some drama/tension, especially with the crowd of people underneath.
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10/02/2010 02:27:38 PM
OMG!!! This is fantastic!!!! Such an unusual take on a popular subject. Simply awesome. And the choice of b/w is brilliant. Like moths drawn to the flame, or abductees drawn to the mother ship... The creases on the balloon are just melting my heart.
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10/02/2010 01:37:27 AM
best ballon shot in challenge. well OK, best balloon shot on DPC.
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10/01/2010 11:44:32 AM
The lighting from the flame and the way it catches the balloon is superb, works well in mono, great composition too, this should do very well
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10/01/2010 10:47:10 AM
Ooooo I like this!!! Title works well, nice crop and love the texture in the balloon.
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10/01/2010 01:58:45 AM
Extremely powerful a National Geographic kind of Photo 10
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