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Nyx Plus
14 533
21 Feb 2004 3:07PM
lovely Smile

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davidbailie Plus
14 457 7 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2004 3:25PM
Well done Alan - in fact the additional 'Air' between them does 'ease' the composition
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
14 11.3k 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.

Nice colours.

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 Plus
16 886
21 Feb 2004 9:15PM
Worth selling if this is the result much better.
flossie Plus
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 Plus
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 Plus
14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2004 12:04AM
It's all been said. Click
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
16 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
14 147 4 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2004 10:18PM
Clever work, well done. Congrats on the EC Alan.
AlanTW Plus
15 351
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 Plus
14 218
22 Feb 2004 11:51PM
Great image. Well done and congrats.
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 Plus
14 14
23 Feb 2004 9:05AM
great composition
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
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!
14 Apr 2004 8:04PM
Excellent work, great colours and nice composition. A worthy winner of an EC - congratulations.
redsnappa Plus
15 2.0k United Kingdom
29 Mar 2005 5:43AM
great hues
Mavis Plus
15 143 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 Plus
12 501 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
Great colours and detail
Well Done!!


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