July 22, 2009





14 comments:

Janine said...

Wow! I love your photos from the balloon event. Not sure why you said you didn't get good ones. They are great! I really enjoyed them. I found your blog from the Nikon D90 Flickr group. Thanks for sharing them. Wish I had been there too! You can see some of my work on Flickr as janinebroscious. I've been playing around a lot with Picnik. Have you tried that?

Mr. J said...

I love the top and middle ones. The top one for the patterns theme this month? The middle one because I like backlit silhouettes, and it really shows the scale of the balloons versus the relative smallness of the people that fly them.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Janine, wonderful photos and very fun to view, you did fantastic for the first time photographing balloons. I enjoyed them all and really liked the black and white one with the persons silhouette. Great Job!!
~Alan~

Prospero said...

These are really fine, Christina.

I like 2, 5, and the last 3.

These, to me, are the best. And each deserves to stand on its own.

Anonymous said...

Nice "Hot Air Balloon shots"!

Roy

Anonymous said...

Christina--

Sometimes I think we are our own harshest critics. We were there; we have the benefit (or detriment) of knowing what the scene actually looked like or the frame we tried to capture. Sometimes a shot turns out far better than expected, and sometimes far worse (probably a little more of the latter than the former if you're taking a lot of shots!). Keep seeking unique opportunities like hot air balloon races and interesting sculptures. I'm a fan.

--Ben
http://fauxtographyphlog.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I like them :) Think they turned out great



~Tanya~

Anonymous said...

Like Alan, I don't always have time to make comments, but I really like the imagination you put into your pix, as well as the experimentation with PSE. I really like the neon hot air balloons and the umbrellas over the bed.

Maggie

Anonymous said...

Christina, thank you for sharing your photos. I enjoyed all of them. I'm particularly thankful you shared your photos from the Balloon Race. I had planned for our family to attend on Saturday and received a phone call from my father that led me to change my plans. Thank you for the virtual experience.

Viveca

Anonymous said...

I just had a nice visit at your photos - and they are really nice - and edited well too.

Jan

Anonymous said...

Great photos.

Ev

All are welcome to visit my gallery.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8345899@N03/

sheila said...

I like the veiws of the third and last ones.

Andrea said...

Love the black and white balloon image. Very pleasing composition!

VJ Sophie said...

Great shots!