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Floating Dream
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Challenge: Balloons (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Lavacourt, Normandie, France
Date: Apr 18, 2010
Aperture: f/7,1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250 sec
Galleries: Water, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2010

Oh! Thank you all!
I am so pleased with the result... and so is my wife ;-) She didn't fell in the lake in vain, hehe.

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This photo was quite an adventure for my wife and me. We drove about 60km to finally find a lake suiting our needs. Then we had to install a stool in the water, which is much more harder than it sounds: the lake's bottom was quite unstable. Once the balloons were inflated, we started the shooting session, and of course, the wind started to blow in the wrong direction!

We managed to get a few good shots, before my wife finally fell into the water, which was very foreseen ;-)

Anyway, a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 329
Avg (all users): 6.8433
Avg (commenters): 8.3889
Avg (participants): 6.8503
Avg (non-participants): 6.8286
Views since voting: 5143
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 217
Comments: 32
Favorites: 12 (view)


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05/14/2010 08:03:02 AM
They sky was plain blue as it was shot in the middle of afternoon, the pastel tones were added in post-processing.
As for my wife standing above the water, I placed a stool just under her feet, just below the water level.

Thanks for all the comments!
05/09/2010 04:56:07 PM
Can I ask? How did you get those colors? Is that really the color of the sky or did you tint it and how did you get your wife to stand in the middle of a lake? Beautiful shot I love it.
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05/02/2010 11:42:18 PM
so creative! excellent work!
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04/28/2010 02:38:13 AM
Wonderful colours - congrats on the top 5
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04/26/2010 09:50:37 AM
I've just been looking through the balloon photos and although I've only looked at the top 10 so far, this one is easily my favourite!

The composition and idea are nice, but what really makes this one stand out are the wonderful colours, which compliment everything else perfecty.

Very well done, shame it wasn't top three, definitely deserved to be!
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04/26/2010 08:52:43 AM
What can I say, spectacular!! top 5! Wow!
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04/26/2010 08:27:28 AM
Beautifully done. Ribbon material in my book.
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04/26/2010 08:10:21 AM
Very nice serene photo with lovely pastel colours to match the mood :)

Kudos to your wife for putting up with a mad photographer husband - i'm sure there are many "long suffering" other halves out there - and i speak from experience as the photographer ;) *applause*
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04/26/2010 07:33:49 AM
YYayyy!!! Great finish! I really like this picture! And wonderful model!
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04/26/2010 12:25:02 AM
Great finish Christophe, truly deserved a ribbon such a beautiful image.
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04/26/2010 12:14:18 AM
Congrats on your HM Christophe! You really did well for the team here with this wonderful entry!
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04/26/2010 12:07:09 AM
Congrats on top 5 ;)
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04/26/2010 12:04:20 AM
Yahoo!! Best finish for our team - way to go!! Go JawBones!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2010 11:36:03 PM
The symmetrical trees give this image a very intriguing look - I like the hues here too- very soft and dreamy feel to the image
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04/25/2010 09:33:21 PM
Wow - so excellent, capturing a surreal and dreamlike image.
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04/25/2010 07:04:59 PM
excellent lighting and pp
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04/24/2010 11:03:32 PM
Lovely color, unique shot.
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04/24/2010 02:40:31 PM
Wonderful shot
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04/23/2010 09:15:44 PM
I see this in the top 10. Beautifully done...
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04/22/2010 11:51:04 PM
gorgeous! 8
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04/22/2010 11:02:11 PM
really loverly shot, I would have considered cloning some of the trees to fill the gaps.
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04/22/2010 07:04:42 PM
Very pretty pastel colors.
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04/22/2010 04:00:46 AM
10 10 10! Beautiful pastille colours
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04/20/2010 02:35:30 PM
Wow. That's really all I have to say. This is so beautiful and dreamlike. 10.
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04/20/2010 04:19:43 AM
THis is so gorgeous.
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04/20/2010 12:15:02 AM
great shot,8
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04/19/2010 08:13:29 PM
Beautiful composition, but the editing is a bit overworked for me
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04/19/2010 12:36:14 PM
Nice composition and nice colors.
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04/19/2010 12:26:43 PM
loving the colors. A standout image.
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04/19/2010 10:52:20 AM
such beautiful colors
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04/19/2010 10:00:57 AM
Oh how beautiful!!!!! This is really lovely.
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04/19/2010 07:36:19 AM
Awesome. I love the repeating pattern of the trees in the background, and I like how you controlled to tones to keep those lovely pastel colours.
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