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Photo Information
Copyright: Melanie Diaz (missmd) (36)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-11
Categories: Event
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-04 18:46
Viewed: 1736
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The annual Philippine HOt Air Balloon Festival is usually held at the Clark Airfield, Pampanga. Participants from all over the world join this event to display their colorful ballonns.
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Hi Melanie - in this case I think the central positioning of the subject works well and I like how the balloon fills most of the upper part of the frame. The colours are pretty strong but maybe a slighter deeper depth of field would work as well. On sunny days try using the "sunny f16 rule" to get good exposure and sharpness combined.

Not sure how good your pp skills are, but some extensive cloning to get rid of the foreground shadows could be an interesting exercise. A slight shame about the guy in the orange cap, but I guess there were a lot of people wandering around.

All in, though, I quite like this one - and welcome to TL!

hi Melanie this is a very nice image the colours are sharp and i realy like how you have captured the shadows addsa lot to the shot
tfs regards bryan

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-05-05 5:37]

Hi Melanie,

A nice sharp and colorful capture of the hot air balloon, whose central position works in this instance. Richard has given you some good information, so there is not need to repeat it here. Instead of cloning the foreground shadows of people, you could crop them out as well (IMO).

Best regards,

Bonjour Mélanie

Jolie composition avec ces ombres des spectateurs qui s'allongent sur le FG.Belle netteté du ballon avec un excellent rendu du satiné du tissu.Beau cadre serré qui donne beaucoup de 3hauteur" à l'image.Bravo Mélanie et bienvenue sur TL.Catherine

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