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Balloon Glow
12 October 2013 Sam Rua

Balloon Glow

Albuquerque, NM

A fisheye view of the balloons at the north end of the field
at the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Festival. You
have to get the timing right to catch as many balloons lit up
as possible, which is dependent upon each balloon's state of
buoyancy. There were a few times where the crowd would do a
countdown and then a group of balloons would do a simultaneous
burn. Very cool. The Moon is also captured on the left side of the sky.

This is one of my favorite images I've captured with this lens so far.


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samikosemi12-Dec-2013 13:50
So colorful , I like it !
Sami ! v
PauloCGama07-Dec-2013 09:11
Magical. Wonderful!!
Ken Duckert26-Nov-2013 13:41
Well, this photo is clearly the best of the show - hands down, no doubt about, regardless of what the fiesta judges think. It has everything!
Yiannis Pavlis22-Nov-2013 02:26
Lovely composition and colour. Well thought .V
Marcos García11-Nov-2013 00:57
Fantástica!!
GeneWard10-Nov-2013 04:54
I've never seem balloons done with the fisheye before. Brilliant. VVV
Cedric Sims05-Nov-2013 17:27
Cool creative shot Sam!V
WILDCAT-SMALL IMAGES05-Nov-2013 12:43
I always wondered was a great image would look like using this lens. Great color! V
Didier Vanderperre05-Nov-2013 01:40
Very cool ! V
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik29-Oct-2013 23:07
Wonderful capture!!
Richard Marcus29-Oct-2013 03:14
Wonderful ... Creative, Colorful and Unique. Excellent Capture! V
XiaoBernard9928-Oct-2013 17:36
Excellent SAM/
VVV
Claude Gagnon26-Oct-2013 13:09
Bravo for this amazing compo :))
Bill Taylor26-Oct-2013 02:00
Killer shot! Very nice how you did this.
John G Reed20-Oct-2013 12:23
Spectacular. Best. J
MarcViskens19-Oct-2013 19:36
great composition
marc
longbachnguyen19-Oct-2013 00:54
once again your FE len is amazing...stunning
Jean D18-Oct-2013 00:39
Excellent capture and quite definitely a keeper!! Very creative image using the fish eye, Sam. ~V
Apostolos Tikopoulos17-Oct-2013 18:52
A really terrific wide composition, Sam. Well done. v.
Kevin Warren17-Oct-2013 14:42
One of the best uses of a fisheye that I have encountered, very nice!
Raymond Ma17-Oct-2013 05:09
I don't usually care for fisheye images but this one is different.
So perfect for this application, love it Sam. V
Bryan Murahashi17-Oct-2013 04:45
Super cool fish eye capture. Perfectly composed. V
Ashley Hockenberry16-Oct-2013 13:29
Superb !
Ali Majdfar16-Oct-2013 01:21
Superb capture! ~V
Carol Rollins15-Oct-2013 13:30
This is so creative and absolutely superb. Excellent work with that fisheye. ~
Ken Duckert15-Oct-2013 09:50
Sam,

You certainly nailed this shot. Spectacular image!
Christy VB15-Oct-2013 04:25
So cool! Love this fisheye view.
Gary Hebert15-Oct-2013 03:34
very creative Sam... love it... :-))
Will Hoskins15-Oct-2013 02:28
Wow, Sam. I'm really enjoying these fisheye images, and I don't usually like fisheye images much. V
waterfalls man15-Oct-2013 02:10
Excellent V!!
woody3415-Oct-2013 01:45
Love it..that is so cool...the colours and details are magic...V
LynnH15-Oct-2013 01:44
Fabulous... I love it!! V
globalgadabout15-Oct-2013 01:41
what a visual spectacle...marvelous image, and the many glowing balloons are a special treat...V
Carol E Sandgren15-Oct-2013 00:49
What a kaleidoscope of colorful balloons! This one's a winner for sure.
janescottcumming14-Oct-2013 22:49
Remarkable! Love it. V
pkocinski14-Oct-2013 22:08
Wow this is awesome Sam!
Glenn Dean (Vatorman)14-Oct-2013 21:56
This is one of the best balloon shots Sam; well executed!
Dougie Young14-Oct-2013 20:57
Love it an amazing shot perfectly timed Sam..:>oted
Carol How14-Oct-2013 20:42
Totally inspired Sam! The flash of the fire really makes it even more dynamic! V
Helen Betts14-Oct-2013 19:54
What a magical capture, Sam! The effect of the fisheye zoom is simply amazing. V.
Jim Coffman14-Oct-2013 18:31
Just awesome,Sam!
Jim Hackley14-Oct-2013 18:23
Very cool perspective on the balloon festival, wonderful shot Sam.
goelsamuel14-Oct-2013 18:08
WOW! This is magnificent! Awesome shot Sam! My compliments! V!
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