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    Balloon sunrise

    The Balloonists were up early this morning ... Comments Welcome

    Balloon sunrise

    Balloon sunrise
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    Re: Balloon sunrise

    Great images Jeff. I particularly like the second one as zoomed in you have, for me, better light in the image. The tranquillity of the morning is obvious and I for one would love to live there or at least have a trip in one of the balloons to enjoy the sights from a different perspective. Two small points - I would clone out the bird (?) to the right of the balloons in #2 and it may be my monitor but it looks like #2 has a bit of lens flare below the horizon on the left, at least I can see a circular element to the mist. These are just being picky

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    Re: Balloon sunrise

    Beautiful images that convey serenity very well. I just love the use of the foreground tree in the first one.

    I agree with Kenny about the flare in the second one. I hope you don't mind me suggesting that you eliminate the balloon in the first one; it's so small that it's actually a distraction in an otherwise very nice image. At least when presenting the first one alongside the second one, consider adding just a tad bit of warmth to it. When presenting them together, the extreme warmth of the second one makes the first one appear cold in comparison.

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    Re: Balloon sunrise

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    Beautiful images that convey serenity very well. I just love the use of the foreground tree in the first one.

    I agree with Kenny about the flare in the second one. I hope you don't mind me suggesting that you eliminate the balloon in the first one; it's so small that it's actually a distraction in an otherwise very nice image. At least when presenting the first one alongside the second one, consider adding just a tad bit of warmth to it. When presenting them together, the extreme warmth of the second one makes the first one appear cold in comparison.
    Thanks for the feedback - More like this perhaps ?

    Balloon sunrise

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    Re: Balloon sunrise

    What beautiful shots Jeff.

    You have handled the mist exquisitely.

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    Re: Balloon sunrise

    Wonderful sots well done, you live in a lovely part of the world. colour , light, mist all handled well, a couple of wall hangers, i think.

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    Re: Balloon sunrise

    The second version is exactly what I had in mind. Tastefully done, not overdone.

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    Re: Balloon sunrise

    Jeff,

    Only YOU get to look DOWN on hot air balloons from their backyard

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