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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
"Fields of  Lavendar in my Yellow Balloon"
"Fields of Lavendar in my Yellow Balloon"
aperture - f-11, shutter 1/1000, lens - 50mm, location-Temecula Valley California
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John Matthews
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
    Hi Gunther, love this shot, great capture!!!


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2/21/2006 10:17:08 PM

 
Gunther Allen
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Thank you John!


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2/21/2006 10:44:54 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Gunther, great colors and detail.


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2/21/2006 11:47:10 PM

 
David L. Luchowski
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A wonderful perspective,Gunther.The color and composition is optimal.


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2/21/2006 11:59:15 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Wow, look at all that lavendar! It really can't be appreciated as much as seeing the way you did! Awesome shot Gunther!


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2/22/2006 12:12:39 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Wow, this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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2/22/2006 1:11:34 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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This is outstanding Gunther! Great composition, color, lines.... Lots of great elements here! Nice work! Jeff


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2/22/2006 4:08:20 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Wish we coluld pick POTD's for you!!! You must of been in a balloon also! So beautiful! Got that rule of thirds going on! LOL!


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2/22/2006 6:45:41 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Love your high-flying POV and design Gunter! Great image!!


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2/22/2006 7:43:37 AM

 
Gunther Allen
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Thanks for all your wonderful comments-Murry, Linda, Jeff, Leanne, Jill, David, and Janine! -G


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2/22/2006 5:48:28 PM

 
Pu Chen  

Wow, what a view, and beautiful composition with great colors! Well deserved finalist! Congratulations and best of luck for the next run!


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3/22/2006 2:47:09 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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FABULOUS!!!! Congratulations and good luck!!

Erica


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3/22/2006 2:59:03 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations Gunther!


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3/22/2006 3:19:45 PM

 
Viveca Venegas
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Good luck Gunther, this is a splendid shot!


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3/22/2006 3:28:57 PM

 
Gustavo Márquez
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WOW! Shots like this deserves to win a grand prize!
It is amazing!


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3/22/2006 5:37:11 PM

 
Gunther Allen
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I cut my hand, so I have to type with one hand today. I will do a group thank you for all your well wishes. I guess it was one of those being in the right place at the right time shots. This was my first balloon trip and I'm sure to do it again. The great thing is that it moves slow enough to get some great shots and even though this was taken very early the shutter speed wasn't affected due to the slow movement. At 1/1000 it is almost like using a tripod at a much slower speed. Again thanks everyone! -G


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3/22/2006 6:09:49 PM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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This is an amazing shot Gunther. Congratulations!


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3/23/2006 5:24:53 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats Gunther! Beautiful fields below!


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3/23/2006 3:18:37 PM

 
She-She Killough
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Many Congrats on this awesme finalist Gunther! I love Hot air ballons they are so much fun and SO cool. But I didn't know that Temecula had lavendar fields?! Good to know. :) Best on the next round too G!

She


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3/23/2006 10:56:27 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this well deserving Finalist, Gunther!!


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3/23/2006 11:27:05 PM

 
Stefan G
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Lovely image! Congratulations!


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3/25/2006 10:48:54 AM

 
Gunther Allen
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Thank you everyone for your thoughtful words that are so appreciated!


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3/25/2006 10:52:06 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this well deserving WIN, Gunther!!


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3/26/2006 9:04:34 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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WOW,Gunther!! What a fantastic shot! Such fields of lavendar -- at first I wondered if those had been photoshopped, but clearly not. Truly amazing & what fun to have been in a balloon yourself! Congratulations on your most well-deserved 2nd place win!!


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3/26/2006 9:32:07 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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WOW,Gunther!! What a fantastic shot! Such fields of lavendar -- at first I wondered if those had been photoshopped, but clearly not. Truly amazing & what fun to have been in a balloon yourself! Congratulations on your most well-deserved 2nd place win!!


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3/26/2006 9:33:06 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Gunther, congratulations on your Second Place win.


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3/26/2006 10:23:42 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful 2nd place win Gunther!!!


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3/26/2006 11:01:55 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win...i'm assuming you were in an even higher balloon


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3/26/2006 11:37:16 PM

 
Cliff Berinsky
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Gunther, congratulations on a well deserved win. This shot has wonderful composition and color, and is quite pleasing in its simplicity.


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3/27/2006 4:27:16 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful capture Gunther! Congrats on your win!!


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3/27/2006 4:35:26 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner Gunther. Beautiful colors.


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3/27/2006 4:44:15 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on your Second Place win!!!.


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3/27/2006 4:48:59 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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My big congratulations Gunther!


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3/27/2006 8:38:16 AM

 
Gunther Allen
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Thank you all so much for such wonderful comments and well wishes! I'm so happy that this was a winner. It was a very special occasion and this is so fitting a tribute to remember it by!


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3/27/2006 8:42:19 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Superb, Gunther! Congratulations on this awesome second place win!! Well-deserved!


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3/27/2006 10:29:40 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Gunther on this very well deserved winning image!! Jeff


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3/27/2006 11:55:47 AM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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Congratulations Gunther!


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3/27/2006 12:54:19 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Awesome perspective! Congratulations on this amazing winner, Gunther!


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3/27/2006 6:10:03 PM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Amazing and so very special Gunther! congrats!


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3/27/2006 6:26:10 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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BIG Congratulations on your beautiful win, Gunther!!


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3/27/2006 11:46:22 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Great view and wonderful photo Gunther (ac)


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3/29/2006 7:21:54 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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This popped up on the homepage today; really wonderful to look at! Congratulations (belatedly) on another winning image; your gallery is terrific!


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4/26/2006 10:13:18 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Wonderful!! Congratulations! Mary :-)


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4/27/2006 7:47:41 AM

 
Jake 
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Gorgeous!!


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6/29/2006 11:21:16 AM

 
Tammy 
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Congrats how very neat!!!!!!


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8/16/2006 8:59:16 PM

 
Jennifer Wolf  

Interesting. I've been crewing and flying balloons in Temecula for ~25years and have never seen any lavender fields.


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