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The Distance Between Us   Featured in PhotoFlash #059
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
**THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US**
**THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US**
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Songbird Cline
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    WOW! I want to go!! what a view!!

12/12/2007 5:39:37 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thank you for your comments, Songbird. What I find amazing about this shot is the clouds. I have never seen such interesting clouds. I think they have a particular name but it escapes me. Can anyone help?

12/12/2007 5:50:43 PM

 
Songbird Cline
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they look like strato or Cirrocumulus, cant tell for sure.. BUT they are gorgeous. I think this is a winner! please tell me the story of how you got this pic.. where? when? all that.. its just great1

12/12/2007 7:33:46 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Every year, in Colorado Springs, there is a Colorado Balloon Festival on Memorial Day. I just took these from the ground. The image you are seeing I took shortly after it took off. I got very few good shots that day for some reason, but this one was definitely a keeper. One day I plan on going up in one and taking my shots from a different perspective. But would like to take the ride in Napa, CA or upstate New York in the fall.

12/12/2007 7:42:14 PM

 
Red S. Guiness
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awesome!! I want to go! They do ballooning near me in the winter but I have never gone.

12/12/2007 7:53:47 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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I'll figure out how to get up in the air somehow. We do have some friends who marshall this event every year. It's just a matter of making up my mind when to do it!

12/12/2007 9:48:49 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Debbie - this is beautiful!!

1/25/2008 10:27:24 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner, Debbie.

1/25/2008 1:18:40 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Hearty congrats, Debbie, on your well-deserved win!!!
-Debby

1/25/2008 2:22:39 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Especialy for the winners
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1/25/2008 4:24:55 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Debbie!

1/25/2008 5:32:44 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Michelle, Kay, Debby, Elida andSam -- Thank you for commenting - this came as aTOTAL surprise this afternoon. Good ending to a very COLD week here!

1/25/2008 6:17:27 PM

 
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Congrats Debbie on this Excellent Finalist!! Jeff

1/26/2008 5:27:38 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congrats Debbie on your win...this is gorgeous!!!!!! ☺

1/26/2008 12:16:31 PM

 
Roger Fry
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Fantastic- and congratulations , well deserved!

1/26/2008 10:03:14 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Jeff, Linda and Roger -- Thank you for your congrats!

1/26/2008 10:12:10 PM

 
Terri Beloit
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Congrats, Debbie, on your award...it's an awesome photo...I love the color, and the composition...way to go!! :-)

1/26/2008 11:28:22 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thank you for "stopping by", Terri. I miss the BP classes. Taking a break for a couple of months! Great self-portrait, BTW! Are you taking any classes this time around?

1/27/2008 12:12:02 AM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Congratulation Debbie...a memorable image! Beautiful work!!!

1/27/2008 7:10:36 AM

 
Lynn Haack
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Debbie - WOW...what a beatuiful photo. The color and clarity is fantastic! So very enjoyable! It feels and looks like a wonderful adventure! A BIG congrats on this stunning WINNER. Lynn

1/28/2008 5:14:25 PM

 
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Thank you, everyone. I always find fun images at this balloon festival. We started going years ago when my son always had to get up at the crack of dawn to flip pancakes for his high school Key Club as a moneymaker at the Balloon Festival. Because everyone there is taking pictures in all directions, it is easy to be the "stealth photographer" and point your camera at just about anything and get away with it! - including cute kids!

1/28/2008 8:43:07 PM

 
Heather 
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This is Wonderful Debbie!! Congrats! :)

1/28/2008 8:52:47 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Heather -- Your gallery is awesome. Thanks for visiting mine and guess we'll be keeping an eye out for each other's photos! We learn so much from each other.

1/28/2008 9:27:31 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Debbie on your Win!

2/1/2008 2:52:31 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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An outstanding winning image Debbie, congratulations!! And a great PhotoFlash feature too!

2/6/2008 10:42:32 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thank you, Donna! I was pleasantly surprised to see it in PhotoFlash, too!

2/6/2008 10:50:09 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thank you, Donna! I was pleasantly surprised to see it in PhotoFlash, too!

2/6/2008 10:50:12 AM

 
Mary E. Heinz
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Stunning ! I'll be contacting you for some advice/ about an upcoming event that might be similar...

2/7/2008 12:48:15 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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GREAT JOB, Debbie! Fantastic composition and title! Congratulations!!

2/7/2008 5:33:49 AM

 
Melissa Malisia
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WOW Debbie, Big congrats on this beautiful 2nd place winner!! :)

2/8/2008 9:32:05 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thanks, Mary, RC, and Melissa -- That beautiful sky and sunshine makes me wish that Memorial Day would hurry up and get here.. I appreciate your comments.

2/8/2008 11:50:58 AM

 
Shari Kelly
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YEAH!!! Debbie, what a view!!!
We have an event in our town as well called Freedom Weekend Aloft...
This is just awesome...A huge congrats...
Great work Debbie...Sharon

ps...been quit busy lately, we're in the process of building our home...school, Company, traveling,...thanks for asking....
hope all is well with you...Take Care...

2/9/2008 2:40:46 PM

 
Louise Souchereau
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Hi Debbie...
This is an awesome capture, fantastic composition, congrats you deserve it.

2/19/2008 3:41:39 PM

 
Irene Colling
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A wonderful shot. The puffy clouds are a perfect backdrop for the air filled balloons.

2/29/2008 3:42:41 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Thank you Sharon, Louise and Irene. I can hardly wait til Memorial Day and I'll have another chance at this!

2/29/2008 4:39:06 PM

 
David Martinez Fresneda
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Nice colors and light moment.

3/18/2008 4:21:44 PM

 
Mary E. Heinz
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Getting closer for my event to try my hand at photos like this...can't wait/ this is
still my inspiration !

3/19/2008 12:40:04 AM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Wow Debbie, this one is amazing!! I love it!!

7/23/2010 7:12:48 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Mary and David - not sure how I missed your wonderful comments back in March. I apologize. In February, I fell and broke my humerus in four places and was not in too good a shape around the time frame and missed this. This remains one of my favorite balloon photos. Can't wait for Labor Day weekend this year so I can go out and celebrate another Balloon Fest in Colorado Springs.

Thanks, Teresa. I appreciate your comments and all your help in Phellos!

7/23/2010 9:18:23 PM

 
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