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Balloon Man
markwiley


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Challenge: Shoot From Behind Your Subject (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Lighthouse Beach, Evanston, IL
Date: Jun 2, 2013
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 2, 2013



[Jun. 4th, 2013 11:30:23 AM]

On Saturday I had taken some candid street shots at the farmer's market with the challenge in mind. Then on Sunday there was a brunch at church that my wife had organized. She had rented a helium tank for some balloons, and I was in charge of returning after the brunch. It seemed a waste to return the tank when it still had helium in it. So I emptied it using balloons also left over from the brunch. Then I thought I would grab one of my girls and head out to the lake for some fun pictures. Sadly, I waited all day but both were far too busy for a photo shoot with their father. At about 9:30pm (1 1/2 hours before rollover for me) I got frustrated that I had all of these nice balloons going to waste, so I grabbed them and went to the location of my DQ'd Umbrella challenge entry. This shot is essentially my Umbrella entry in which I swapped my daughter with an umbrella for me with the balloons. I like the Umbrella shot better. The umbrella spread the light so nicely, but these clear balloons are interesting. I sped home and barely had time to sort through them and do some quick editing before the deadline.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.9231
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 7.0488
Avg (non-participants): 6.8200
Views since voting: 1300
Views during voting: 196
Votes: 91
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/29/2013 10:43:33 AM
I love the mood!
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06/28/2013 01:31:00 AM
Nothing feels better, as a sixth-place finisher, than reading how someone barely got their quickly edited entry in. You bastard. ;D
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06/10/2013 08:45:47 PM
Go, Mark!

Congratulations!
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06/10/2013 06:25:47 PM
Great end of a French film noir!
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06/10/2013 02:29:28 PM
Nicely lit. Well done
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06/10/2013 12:22:02 PM
Congratulations Mark, you did very well, especially considered the pressure. I love how you managed to still be creative despite of it. Ah and you are so right, the balloons look really awesome!
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06/10/2013 09:29:05 AM
Look at you 4th place!!!! Congrats on you shiny new star...wink...wink
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06/10/2013 04:53:38 AM
This has the 21.gif coley magic all over it. Congrats on the HM Mark, great idea and execution.
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06/10/2013 12:15:18 AM
Resourceful and crafty. Love those balloons. Congrats on the HM!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/09/2013 11:57:49 PM
Cool lighting. Top ten. Commenting only, voted earlier.
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06/09/2013 08:44:37 AM
Yep,top three.
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06/08/2013 11:27:00 PM
Beautifully done. A ribbon spot.
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06/07/2013 12:33:35 AM
I like the use of flash on this one, and the clear balloons add much. But the rain coat added a bit of a scary element????
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06/05/2013 01:36:38 PM
OOO great take on those balloon shots!!! Love it
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06/05/2013 04:12:43 AM
Wow - one of my favorite shots
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06/04/2013 09:04:09 AM
Pretty sure this is Mark, if so where is he going and why does he have a bunch of balloons on a dark night, sorry I'm just being silly!

It might be a little contrite, still you can't fault the lighting on this one, good job!
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06/03/2013 03:54:36 PM
I love your use of lighting and even more so how you choose to frame this image.
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