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Floating Away

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 13 December 2012 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

This ends our little visit to the Prosser Balloon Fest. I need to shoot more of these events in hopes of getting images with more impact.

Prosser Balloon Fest

PATRICK from miramas, France

another splendid capture

13 Dec 2012 5:02am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is certainly a pleasure to fly with the wind. Infinity view is beautiful.

13 Dec 2012 5:10am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb, it's been a terrific series, I agree these balloons are so photogenic

13 Dec 2012 6:40am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

I fill this shot with an incredible blu tones!

13 Dec 2012 7:01am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Excellent series Steve!

13 Dec 2012 7:04am

Ellebasi from HOFSTADE, Belgium

great serie

13 Dec 2012 7:17am

rem_la from Villiers, France

attention ils s'echappent

13 Dec 2012 7:19am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Great series. What a fitting image to end the series, with all the balloons in flight.

13 Dec 2012 7:24am

helys from Paris, France

...In a marvelous cloudy sky
Soft lighting
Nice mood

13 Dec 2012 7:37am

morgan from canyon Country, United States


13 Dec 2012 7:41am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Those were all good:)

13 Dec 2012 8:03am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Zum Abschluss dieser fantastischen Serie, noch ein hervorragendes Foto.

13 Dec 2012 8:07am

k@ from Paris, France

Light, light, light (in both senses !)

13 Dec 2012 8:08am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
amazing sky!
so beautiful colors & lights!

13 Dec 2012 8:17am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

The sky is very beautiful. Have a nice day.

13 Dec 2012 8:18am

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

Beautiful composition

13 Dec 2012 8:26am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Perfect against the clouds !!!

13 Dec 2012 8:27am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super image

13 Dec 2012 8:28am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

You could not have asked for a better backdrop! This is so very beautiful

13 Dec 2012 8:51am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

jolie ce bleu

13 Dec 2012 9:00am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Such a classic could be a movie set !

13 Dec 2012 9:09am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I think I know how you feel Steve, perhaps you might want to try making a selection of these balloons with an easy tool like quick selection, magnetic lasso, or something similar. Set the selection on its own layer and then perhaps try and tune the levels and curves to bring more light to them. A little saturation boost should then help this shot to "pop".

13 Dec 2012 9:28am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bon voyage ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

13 Dec 2012 9:28am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, 'impact' is not something I'd want to think about, Steve . . but I must say I felt nothing was lacking here in the series.

13 Dec 2012 9:33am

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

I like a lot.

13 Dec 2012 9:55am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Wonderful, another beautiful picture balloons. Great shot.
a pleasant day.

13 Dec 2012 10:10am

Pedram from Bandar-e anzali, Iran

omg its niceeeee...

13 Dec 2012 10:20am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wonderful light and clouds ! fantastic flight ! a beautiful end of series Steve !

13 Dec 2012 10:51am

Z from Shanghai, China

Absolutely great blue tones!

13 Dec 2012 12:18pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I love this shot. Wish I could be standing out there in person, looking up... this is next best thing.

13 Dec 2012 12:32pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Fantastic light !!

13 Dec 2012 12:35pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada


13 Dec 2012 1:02pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

mmm what a site!

13 Dec 2012 1:44pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

This scene has the perfect amount of impact, love the lighting, its really a big part of the
photograph, beautiful !~

13 Dec 2012 2:01pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Cette composition légèrement en contre jour est superbe !! comme un ballet au cadrage ( ou crop ??)millimétré !! bravo.

13 Dec 2012 2:41pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great series.. I feel the same way many occasion (and I am not good at Photoshoping)..

13 Dec 2012 2:43pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

love how these colorful balloons dot the gorgeous sky.. well done! :)

13 Dec 2012 3:29pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A spectacular sky of balloons. I especially like the capture of the "blues" on the balloons. Fine image.

13 Dec 2012 4:11pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful image! Superb colors and light!

13 Dec 2012 4:20pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot to end this wonderful series. Amazing sky. Excellent. :)

13 Dec 2012 4:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful lighting and sky to show off these balloons.

13 Dec 2012 7:37pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Wonderful direct in my remix!

13 Dec 2012 8:30pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States


13 Dec 2012 8:46pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Steve - this is just wonderful- again - :-) I really like the light and this perspective is quite inspiring isn't it?

13 Dec 2012 9:04pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The beautiful sky held out fairly long for you to capture these great shots! Amazing how something so huge can now look so minuscule in this open sky. Great capture!

13 Dec 2012 10:05pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


13 Dec 2012 10:54pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This is just wonderful!!

13 Dec 2012 11:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

balloon festivals are wonderful

13 Dec 2012 11:39pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

This is my favorite so far. Great frame.

14 Dec 2012 2:05am

Jerry York from Aberdeen, United States

The remind me of Christmas bells as I view them on my Nexus 7. Lovely Image.

14 Dec 2012 3:35am

Jerry York from Aberdeen, United States

The remind me of Christmas bells as I view them on my Nexus 7. Lovely Image.

14 Dec 2012 3:35am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe vue de ces mongolfières dans ce beau ciel fantastique ensemble de rêve.

14 Dec 2012 4:16am

Devi from Chennai, India

Great series and this one is fantastic !!! Takes my breath away....

14 Dec 2012 11:47am

Lucie Pao (By PegM) from ~ ici ou là ~, France

Excellent and beautiful light !

14 Dec 2012 11:52am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Magnificent image! I like the contrast a lot! I'm guessing this was probably in the afternoon? There's a lovely sense of freedom here...up, up and away . .

14 Dec 2012 2:45pm

@Abena: Early morning.

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Awesome! It feels like you are in the sky too!

17 Dec 2012 5:07am

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