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Challenge: Free Study 2011-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: Oct 9, 2011
Galleries: Travel
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2011

Taken in Albuquerque at the 40th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, this is inside the belly of a 200,000+ cubic sf hot air balloon, as it is being filled. It is the balloon we rode, and the man is the pilot.

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[Nov. 1st, 2011 12:28:15 AM]

OMG, what a start:

Votes: 2
Views: 5
Avg Vote: 8.5000
Comments: 1

Anita, amazingly, you have left the first comment on most of my images!!! Thank you!!

[post-challenge]
Glad you liked the title! Was feeling pretty smug about it myself :-)

Thank you for the wonderful votes and comments. As you can imagine, the lighting conditions at dawn, inside this baby, was challenging to say the least. I tried editing this 10 different ways and somehow couldn't get the color AND the sharpness to work at the same time. Only after rollover did I learn a technique that would have worked better. That's why I love DPC - always something to learn.

Statistics
Place: 31 out of 311
Avg (all users): 6.4863
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 6.4107
Avg (non-participants): 6.7353
Views since voting: 771
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 146
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/10/2011 12:28:44 PM
just saw this - fantastic composition, Johanna! The most original balloon shot I've seen ever. Congratulations!
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11/08/2011 10:10:34 AM
Ha! Great title!
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11/08/2011 06:39:44 AM
You visit the most colourful places Johanna.
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11/08/2011 05:23:08 AM
Terrific shot from an interesting perspective. Congratulations on a nice FS finish. Great title, although it went right over my head while voting.
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11/08/2011 02:14:34 AM
I'd be terrified that the thing would collapse around me and that I'd suffocate!
nice shot! Congrats on the good score!
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11/08/2011 12:51:23 AM
a triumph, more beautiful than aloft.
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11/08/2011 12:05:41 AM
OHHHHHH I can't believe this did not win, I was sure it would, Johanna just AWESOME TO THE MAX. Going to fave this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2011 11:43:59 PM
Great shot.
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11/07/2011 08:40:55 PM
Very cool.
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11/07/2011 07:03:02 PM
Great capture! Well seen.
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11/06/2011 10:12:39 PM
Nice composition, suffers from oversharpening.
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11/04/2011 09:12:47 PM
Did you try B&W? JUST KIDDING!
(I would have not sharpen it that much)
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11/04/2011 03:25:09 AM
Colours and detail superb but I hasd a problem connecting with the message.
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11/04/2011 12:16:51 AM
Clever title and really nice picture. I find it very interesting. The person obviously makes the picture, but the texture differences between the blown up and flattened parts of the hot air balloon are really interesting too. 8
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11/03/2011 09:43:35 PM
Bonus point for title.
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11/03/2011 05:56:28 PM
Yeah right. Big smile for this big colourful fish! Earns a 7
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11/02/2011 11:26:27 PM
I didn't know whales had multicolored insides! I learn so much from other people's photos ;-)
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11/02/2011 06:44:17 PM
Now that's a cool photo. Only problem is that it's too sharp/too contrasty. But I love the perspective.
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11/01/2011 12:04:12 AM
Wow amazing shot, 1st one I've viewed. Jonah, what a title. I can only imagine how hard this shot was too take, must be top 20, or 10 for sure, or maybe a ribbon. 10
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