A sceane from the Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. One weekend every year, they have Rainbow Weekend which includes the lift off of over 40 hot air balloons and an art festival. Such a beautiful sight to behold watching all the balloons lift off and fill the sky with beautiful colors. The town of Steamboat Springs, in northwest Colorado, is a popular ski area, but is also known for its hot springs.
Image was scanned. I fixed some of the grain arising from the scanning with Neat Image, and sharpened.
Reposted image: starting over, I rescanned through NeatImage to remove the grain from the sky, adjusted saturation of the baloons, cloned out one balloon on the edge, and sharpened using USM.
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balatrek (7447) 2006-11-18 12:10
I like this type of photographies, the composition centered on the sky and globes creates a beautiful scene, a vision multicolor and of great visual impact, good work!
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2006-11-18 12:23
Well done this RP. This version is a lot better. There are less artifacts, the sharpness is also better.
Those colourful balloons are nice. Good contrasts with the sky. This version is way more proper. Good job on the noise etc.
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2006-11-18 12:37
Hello! Very nice shot, great composition and colors. Good shot! Best regards! Andrzej
vitalonga (45) 2006-11-18 12:52
I think it is a very nice composition. I loved the contrast between the sky and the colourful baloons.
Thanks for sharing,
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-11-18 12:55
Wonderfull composition with all these balloon looking like bubble of gaz in the air. I also like the colors and the frame.
hoorge (1434) 2006-11-18 14:11
Interesting composition with scattered objects. It is a tad blury here and there but overall, it's a good capture.
hergi (5481) 2006-11-18 15:25
Sweet baloons..I really like it. :))) My favourite baloon is the dark blue and yellow one...:))
jmcl (14535) 2006-11-18 23:28
wonderful image. .. great vivid colors against that soft sky.
cherryripe (21033) 2006-11-20 7:15
I like how all these colourful balloons stand out against the cloudy sky. The quality of your post is better than the original. All is so much sharper.
It's well framed as all the balloons are entirely in the picture.
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-11-29 13:13
This original balloons gathering offers us a very nice pic.
All the different sizes are very pleasant, bringing depth to the pic.
A good job,
worldcitizen (6483) 2006-12-01 18:35
This is a really nice composition. All of the balloons floating upwards seem like a dream. Since there are no people or birds visible we can imagine something magical. The different colors are very pretty against the cloudy sky.
captainsgirl (3448) 2006-12-05 16:20
Love it! what a colorful photo! Awesome POV here looking up a the balloons.. very nice!
Thanks for your comment on my photo " When the East wind blows":o)
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-12-07 3:33
HI Amber, this shot is wonderful!!
i like a lot this little spot of colours againts gray skay!!
GREAT GREAT SHOT!
I love it!
Bluejeans (64247) 2006-12-17 13:53
Ola Amber fantastica foto, bem colorida , muito bonita ,parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
bebep (2089) 2007-01-03 21:05
fabulous photo, very beautiful composition, must have been a memorable day, things so from us never meet.
Stepan (27210) 2007-01-21 12:12
I regret you had such a bad sky because the balloons look really cool and funny. It makes me think at a soda bottle ! Excellent.
Jedenj (273) 2007-01-24 4:06
I was thinking and humming to myself "up up and away" before seeing the title, so it really earns it !
Gives one a feeling of a good dream !
kmdunlap (33) 2007-02-23 4:58
Although some people weren't really fans of the sky behind the balloons, I think it's great- just enough detail and color to be interesting, yet not enough to be a distraction. I've never seen a hot air balloon show, but I get a wonderful idea of what it must be like to watch all the balloons rising into the air from your image. It almost feels like some sort of other world. I also like the angle that you took this from- many shots of hot air balloons are either too close or too far away. You caught them at just the right angle so that the balloons are not distorted, and they seem to be rising off into the air.
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2007-02-23 13:35
Excellent capture of the hot air balloons, amazing POV, great colours. Post processing is near perfect. Its a plesaure visiting your gallery.
With Greetings from India
GottaCarpeDiem (190) 2007-03-05 21:35
Hi Amber! I really like the sharp colour of the various balloons. It looks very dreamy - almost like a painting or a mural in a childs room :) Impressive!
*** Ursula ***
Ramy (773) 2007-03-08 4:48
This is more like a painting with a moody sky at the background, a unique composition. Well taken.
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2007-04-25 22:07
This is an interesting photo with all the balloons rising. I noticed one person comment, that it was a shame about the sky, yet I think this adds alot to the photo, with the gray sky, accentuating the colours of the balloons. You did a good job making sure no balloons were cut off on the edges, there's a great perspective on this shot with the balloons getting smaller and smaller.
toni_al (15875) 2007-04-26 17:48
Un joli festival de couleurs, très graphique et bien composée
Brian (3) 2007-05-21 19:14
I like the randomness of the balloons filling the frame. The clarity is great. The clouds add a nice backdrop. The saturation is great.
Luciano75 (0) 2007-09-12 12:33
This is really beautiful capturing all ballons with different colors.Vivid colors and great show.TFS
gpeler (232) 2007-09-27 6:18
Nice shot and composition. I like colourful views.
- Copyright: Amber Smith (berseph) (1758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-07-00
- Categories: Festivals
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Travelogue: A Summer in Colorado
- Theme(s): Hot Air Balloons [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-18 11:58