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Nyx 15 533
21 Feb 2004 3:07PM
lovely Smile

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davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2004 3:25PM
Well done Alan - in fact the additional 'Air' between them does 'ease' the composition
noseprints 14 576
21 Feb 2004 3:40PM
very well done. i wonder if it isn't too perfect now. can't say the tension affected me in any way, ...conciously that is. now you've made me think.
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2004 3:57PM
A very commercial / attractive image. I can admire it but it doesn't affect me emotionally. I didn't see the original so can't comment on the difference.

21 Feb 2004 4:17PM
Nice colours.

Gary_Williams 14 38 3 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2004 6:26PM
Liked the original, but this is better. well done.
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2004 7:04PM
Excellent, definitely improved. (since I was one of a few who suggested moving the small balloon, obviously a click!!!)
vfr400 16 886
21 Feb 2004 9:15PM
Worth selling if this is the result much better.
flossie 14 1.6k
21 Feb 2004 10:06PM
This is excellent, the first one was super but this has to be one of the best pictures I've seen on here, it would definitely get an Editors choice if I was the boss.
My eyes are drawn to the larger one now, the colours and feel of the material seem more pronounced ...then you sense the small one, just drifting away in that georgous blue sky. I love it.
dougv 14 8.4k 3 England
21 Feb 2004 11:01PM
Nice shot, and great colours too.
I agree that this shot is better than your original.
Mind you...
Now you have made the adjustment in Photoshop, shouldn't it be categorised as Digitally Manipulated?
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2004 12:04AM
It's all been said. Click
starman1 14 61 United States
22 Feb 2004 5:51AM
They're both good. I checked your portfolio and with both images side by side it makes them appear as if they were taken about 30 min. apart. You could make an interesting slide show of the smaller one moving across the sky.
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
22 Feb 2004 8:05PM
good one for suggesting the new placement Anne and well done for doing a grand job on the retouching Alan.
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2004 10:18PM
Clever work, well done. Congrats on the EC Alan.
AlanTW 15 353
22 Feb 2004 11:04PM
Many thanks everybody (inc. Pete for the EC)

First time I've tried any major manipulation, I found moving the balloon a doddle but matching in the bit of sky was a lot more difficult.

Yes Doug you're right it should have been resubmitted as "Digitally Manipulated" - must have been the old traditional photographer in me preventing it! LOL

brian13 14 218
22 Feb 2004 11:51PM
Great image. Well done and congrats.
Timecatcher 14 120 Canada
23 Feb 2004 4:30AM
A WINNER!!! TOP NOTCH the digitally manipulated stuff well stay in this house don't worry. Go out there and show it off Smile
ccmole 14 14
23 Feb 2004 9:05AM
great composition
blindpilot 14 69
24 Feb 2004 3:38PM
lovely - i have a few which are similar, but i'm glad i didn't post them now, this is much better

fantastic colours
noseprints 14 576
25 Feb 2004 3:00AM
obviously made a difference to pete. really is an outstanding job on the retouching. way to take a suggestion! this site rocks with great people!
BrianM 15 6 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2004 8:04PM
Excellent work, great colours and nice composition. A worthy winner of an EC - congratulations.
redsnappa 15 2.0k United Kingdom
29 Mar 2005 5:43AM
great hues
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
13 May 2005 2:44PM
Wonderful work and vibrant colours . x
Ian-Jones Plus
14 129 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2006 10:25AM
There's no shame in using photoshop. You've got a cracking shot there!

KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2006 8:05AM
super shot, well done on the E.C.
5 Nov 2006 11:09PM
Very artisic and lovely colors. Like it! Shan Smile
16 Oct 2008 12:16AM
Great colours and detail
Well Done!!


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