Photo was taken at Vingis Park in Vilnius. As soon as spring comes to Lithuania on a sunny days tons of hot air baloons gets into the sky and fly all over the city.
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Miguel82 (25109) 2013-09-20 3:37
Buna pritene Valentina, nice to meet you I'm Miguel, welcome to Te, I encourage you as a new member to post and write critiques. This is a splendid image of air balloon, I like to see the public and forest in the bg, it's a good idea to highlight Lithuania, there are very few photos on the site. Multusmec, urari bune
pajaran (53447) 2013-09-20 10:13
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
Nice view and a second ...
Good work, nice place and moment shown, beautiful colors.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend.
blueaquan (223) 2013-09-22 22:30
I happened to read your note on the problems if you don't have the right equipment. It is true in some cases, after experimenting for almost 4 years on a Fuji S9600 on which I learned photography, I am upgrading to my first SLR and have ordered my first Canon Rebel.
The Fuji and most digital camera's metering in harsh daylight is something they cannot handle, most often you would have blown out corners, but I've noticed they do a wonderful job in soft light (golden hours).
In this picture you've a good example of both, the sky and the blue hot air balloon is well exposed, but the one on left has some blown out areas. I wish you had made a few level adjustments in the darker area where the people are standing!
Good luck and a warm welcome to TE. Hope you have a good learning.
eldancer1 (29608) 2013-09-25 16:30
Welcome to TE! It's not the equipment but the photographer that makes the picture and from what I've seen you are doing very well with your camera. I like the capture of this balloon. Good composition and it has good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2013-09-25 21:30
Valentina, what a beautiful picture of the hot air balloons ready to take off...I have taken a ride many times and it is very exciting as it is your picture!!
thanks for choosing me as your friend...I return the invitation!
kabel (1835) 2013-10-19 7:38
Hello, beautiful image of the hot air balloon. You captured the scene at the perfect moment as the balloon is rising in the air with the fire turned on for lift. Good composition.
Your little Fuji camera is great for scenes like this and is so handy to carry around. I used a Canon Powershot for years and took great photos with it. So handy and easy to use.
Have a great day and thanks for sharing your image,
abmdsudi (44930) 2013-10-25 8:20
Great close view straight to the point and the burst of brilliant colors. The sun has caught fraction of the baloon nicely although it appears slightliy over exposed there and the detail also shows the immense energy from the lighted burner. I like the framing with excellent foreground details too and well exposed lighting. Fine work, Congrats
clic (15474) 2013-10-25 12:13
Celestial buds sprouting in the morning to show the tranquil Earth from an higher altitude to those who like to take themselves for clouds!