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Balloon Patterns
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Balloon Patterns
Balloon Patterns
Chagrin Falls Balloon Fest
© Ron Skinner
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Daniel G. Flocke
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member since: 12/31/2004
    Ron - Great shot!! Love the colors, they're so vibrant.

~Daniel

5/29/2006 10:09:42 AM

 
Ron Skinner
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Thanks Dan, I added a little color boost in Nikon Capture.

5/29/2006 10:19:53 AM

 
Barbara Kile
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I love your balloon shots, Ron! I'm a new D200 user too. Having fun! Love your SMNP shots too!

6/4/2006 5:32:56 PM

 
Ron Skinner
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Thanks Barb. I love the D200, it's a great camera, I can't put it down!

6/4/2006 5:47:02 PM

 
Barbara Kile
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I just completed Tony's course on the camera. It had me doing in-camera multiples, overlays, and all the fun stuff! The best, bk

6/4/2006 5:53:45 PM

 
Ron Skinner
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How are the BP courses, I was thinking of taking the Brenda Tharp course. Hey if you want to learn even more about the D200 you can get an eBook from Thom Hogan here: http://www.bythom.com/d200guide.htm

A great site for Nikon owners is here:
http://www.nikonians.com/

6/4/2006 6:13:47 PM

 
Barbara Kile
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Good links, thanks. D200 course was fun, but if you've been using the camera for awhile, you're probably fine. I hear Brenda is really enthusiastic. I'd like to do a field workshop with her.

6/4/2006 6:48:03 PM

 
Ron Skinner
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If you like taking macro shots I highly recommend taking a Nancy Rotenberg workshop or getting one of books. I just attended one of her workshops and it was fantastic. She's very inspirational. Here's her web site:
http://www.naturaltapestries.com/

6/4/2006 7:07:44 PM

 
Barbara Kile
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Thanks, Ron. I do have her site bookmarked and probably will like getting her book. I thought about her N. Carolina workshop beginning June 17 this year but went to the Smokeys with Tony Sweet instead. I hear her Macro weekends fill up fast. I'm going to W. VA with Jim Clark in early Oct, and thinking about one of these next year:
http://www.digitallandscape.org/index.html

(Digital Landscape Workshop Series)Moose Petersen, Vincent Versace, and Joe McNally teach these. Nikon sponsored........

6/4/2006 7:18:50 PM

 
Ron Skinner
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You'll love the Digital Landscape Workshop, I went on the one to the Smokies in May 2005. It was the biggest group they ever had. Vincent is a real fun guy and a photoshop expert. Joe wasn't with the group then but he's an expert on Nikon flash units. These workshops are non stop photography you barely have time to eat! We would get up at 5am and shoot go back to the hotel for a classroom session then go back out and shoot from 3pm till it got dark and then go back to the hotel and have an evening classroom session. Then get up the next day and do it again. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. They have all sorts of Nikon equipment you can try out. Here's a link to photos from the Smokies workshop. I'm in the front row forth from the left wearing a Browns sweatshirt and a baseball cap.

http://www.digitallandscape.org/gallery/smokies.html

6/4/2006 7:37:48 PM

 
Barbara Kile
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That was a big group! I guess with 3-4 instructors, it should be fine. I like good student/teacher ratios.

Glad you thought it was good. Are the instructors available to look through your viewfinder and give some quidance that way if needed?. I always welcome another opinion.

Now to decide if I want Yosemite in late Feb (not sure about the cold) or Bryce.

:-)

6/4/2006 7:50:53 PM

 
Barbara Kile
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I probably haven't been at this as long as you, but my gallery from the Smokeys is here:
www.thefathersworld.com

Look in 'Featured Gallery' and there's one for Clingman's Dome on the left.

bk

6/4/2006 7:52:46 PM

 
J. C.
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This is a great shot. The colors are amazing.

6/4/2006 8:04:15 PM

 
Ron Skinner
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The groups usually aren't that large but people kept begging to be added to the group probably cause it was one of the few workshops he has in the eastern part of the country. He added more assistants to help everyone out and everyone was very helpful, they would look through your viewfinders and you could look through theirs. Rob Shepard from Outdoor Photography was one of the guests and he was very helpful. Moose said he would never have a workshop that large again. Thanks for the link to your gallery, I'll be checking it out tomorrow.

6/4/2006 8:07:24 PM

 
Ron Skinner
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Thanks J.C.

6/4/2006 8:09:06 PM

 
Barbara Kile
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Yeah, we've probably made this thread long enough with workshop talk. May see you in a future workshop!

Thanks! bk

6/4/2006 8:15:41 PM

 
Daniel G. Flocke
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Ron - Congratulations on being a finalist and good luck in the next round

~Daniel

6/21/2006 5:40:52 AM

 
Barbara Kile
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Congratulations, Ron, on your finalist!

6/21/2006 6:01:06 AM

 
Ron Skinner
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Thanks Dan and Barb

6/21/2006 1:15:00 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Excellent shot Ron - congratulations!

6/21/2006 1:27:35 PM

 
Ron Skinner
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Thanks Leanne

6/21/2006 2:06:25 PM

 
Sharrie Thomas
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This is a terrific shot, so many wonderful colors! Great image.

9/20/2006 5:22:18 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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WOW! Great colors!!!

9/20/2006 6:05:03 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Ron, excellent colors, clarity, exposure and lighting; congratulations on your finalist and feature in SnapShot.

9/20/2006 7:13:57 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great featured image, congratulations on your finalist too!! Great colors and design!

9/20/2006 10:17:56 AM

 
Ron Skinner
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Thanks Sharrie, Terri, Janine and Donna, it was the first time I attended a Balloon Festival and I really enjoyed taking photos of all the colorful balloons.

9/20/2006 1:50:32 PM

 
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