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Challenge: Balloons (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Hwy 404 Aurora Ontario
Date: Apr 18, 2010
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Humorous, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2010

I worked hard for this shot. I had to buy balloons, I had to bribe my daughter to get up at 5:00AM and come shoot with me. I had to walk out to this scene from the highway across a muddy farmers field on a chilly morning. And I almost got trapped into a brawl with a couple of drunken rednecks at the local coffee shop.
These guys were in the booth beside my daughters and I and they were continually dropping atomic F bombs. I asked them to stop or at least move to another table. They got pretty upset, but thankfully they noticed that I have been doing P90X for the last year and a half and they moved on LOL

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Thanks so much for the ribbon I really like this image and the series of photos from this shoot. It was a crazy morning and I am happy to say we all got away unscathed.

Thanks to my daughter for helping me out with the shot.
I drive by this tree and fence every day I am so happy to have finally photographed it.

Here are a couple more from the shoot
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Thanks again for looking

Cole

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 329
Avg (all users): 6.9545
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 6.9481
Avg (non-participants): 6.9697
Views since voting: 8023
Views during voting: 461
Votes: 220
Comments: 47
Favorites: 14 (view)


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05/01/2010 01:54:50 PM
This is awesome, Cole. Great selective desat.
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04/30/2010 01:06:50 PM
I love when a photograph has the power to make me experience something physically, like dizzy, or in this case unbalanced. Looking at this, I feel like I might be about to tip over.

Is there anything particularly significant about the number of red balloons? You just need 90 more and you'll have a hit song from the 80's :)
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04/28/2010 02:20:41 PM
Hey, congrats on the ribbon!
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04/28/2010 01:27:30 PM
Wonderful photo. Your hard work surely paid off, Cole and I love your daughters graceful pose. Many congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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04/28/2010 10:47:00 AM
WOW! THis is totally fresh! I love it! WIthout your daughter and the balloons it would be a very stark and striking image! BUt with them, it takes it to a whole other level. Really rich and dynamic! Inspired and inspiring!
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04/28/2010 09:32:15 AM
Awesome shot! Cole does it again!
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04/28/2010 02:34:45 AM
Well done - congrats on the red
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04/27/2010 11:23:27 PM
Good one Coley! Figured it might be yours...
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04/27/2010 12:47:24 PM
well, look at you...congrats on the wonderful picture....very well done as usual
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04/27/2010 11:23:09 AM
Beautiful
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04/27/2010 09:16:56 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, very well deserved. :)
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04/27/2010 09:01:46 AM
Congrats! Great image and loved the story behind it:-)
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04/27/2010 02:00:28 AM
Congrats Coley.....you are my very favorite photographer here on DPC, and I am honored to share the front page with you!!!
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04/26/2010 09:30:32 PM
Congrats on the Red! It was worth all the effort.... great image!
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04/26/2010 07:45:22 PM
All the hard work paid off for you and your daughter. Good job! Congrats.
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04/26/2010 05:22:01 PM
You daughter worked harder, geeze! LOL
I know, Dad's get no respect
Debbi
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04/26/2010 03:19:34 PM
As always I was sure that this photo was your. a great image! comgrats.
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04/26/2010 01:35:52 PM
Congratulations! Very classy!
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04/26/2010 10:18:47 AM
Dare I say I had a hunch this was yours ;)
Like Larus, I agree that this is a very good example of selective desat. at work. Red balloons rewarded with a red ribbon. Congratulations :)
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04/26/2010 09:57:26 AM
Thank God for P90X! LOL! I'm so glad you didn't brawl and couldn't see thru the viewfinder to shoot this GEM!

Lovely job of it all. Congrats on your ribbon.
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04/26/2010 08:26:42 AM
One of the 10's I gave out. Terrific and super imaginative, not to mention artful. Way to go my friend. :)
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04/26/2010 08:18:04 AM
Congrats!! This is awesome (and the story behind it is too!)!
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04/26/2010 07:58:31 AM
Great shot Coley. Congrats on the 2nd place finish.
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04/26/2010 07:52:44 AM
Congratulations Coley! I am so delighted to see you on the front page!
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04/26/2010 05:05:58 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, this is probably about only one of ten images I have ever seen where I think obvious selective desaturation improves the image.
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04/26/2010 02:27:10 AM
great shot and congrats on the ribbon
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04/26/2010 02:16:21 AM
Great shot that was worth the morning dramas!! Congratulations!!
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04/26/2010 12:59:46 AM
WOW !! WOW !! huge congrats, this is just spectacular.... my fav
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04/26/2010 12:54:16 AM
Congrats on the red! Great idea and execution. Glad you didn't have to fight those dudes!
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04/26/2010 12:18:17 AM
I loved this photo, one of 3 that I gave a 10 to!!
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04/26/2010 12:15:01 AM
Congrats- LOVED the shot- glad you did so well!
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04/26/2010 12:04:57 AM
I knew this was you. Nice! Balloons match the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2010 11:44:56 PM
Superior concept. I am not sure how much I like the level of overexposure...
9
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04/23/2010 06:05:11 PM
I know this is really WAY off the wall - but I seriously would have preferred to see the red latex balloons instead of the metallicky ones. I like the image overall, I really do, but my eyes keep going right to those balloons. Ah well...not taking away from the score for that.
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04/23/2010 02:02:20 PM
awesone image, great B/W.
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04/21/2010 03:44:34 AM
Love images that are 'out of the ordinary' and this one works really well.
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04/20/2010 10:41:07 PM
This one really stands out with the red balloons.
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04/20/2010 10:03:04 PM
Outstanding. 10
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04/20/2010 02:31:10 PM
complimentary shapes are the high side. 8
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04/20/2010 08:31:52 AM
simply outstanding. easily a 10.
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04/19/2010 12:49:13 PM
Kind of weird for the sake of weird, but well done. One of the few examples where selective desat works well. Nice. 8
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04/19/2010 12:10:02 PM
Welcome back Svetlana! And if you're not 21_F.gif silverfoxx, well, you've just been paid a huge compliment. 10
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04/19/2010 11:42:51 AM
Nice compositions, love the black and white and bit or red. Nice shot. Thanks for sharing!
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04/19/2010 08:17:10 AM
Oh wow!!! How beautiful. I love the single saturation of red. Incredibly artful.
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04/19/2010 06:24:38 AM
Terrific image. Love the tones and the composition.
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04/19/2010 12:39:44 AM
love the contrast between black, white and red in your shot. Great composition and use of leading lines.
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04/19/2010 12:08:02 AM
lots of selective desaturated images. This is one of the best I've seen so far
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