"Fields of Lavendar in my Yellow Balloon"

© Gunther Allen

"Fields of  Lavendar in my Yellow Balloon"

John Matthews 2/21/2006 10:17:08 PM

Hi Gunther, love this shot, great capture!!!

Gunther Allen 2/21/2006 10:44:54 PM

Thank you John! #2451131

Janine Russell 2/21/2006 11:47:10 PM

Gunther, great colors and detail. #2451299

David L. Luchowski 2/21/2006 11:59:15 PM

A wonderful perspective,Gunther.The color and composition is optimal. #2451330

Jill Odice 2/22/2006 12:12:39 AM

Wow, look at all that lavendar! It really can't be appreciated as much as seeing the way you did! Awesome shot Gunther! #2451357

Leanne M.E. Boyd 2/22/2006 1:11:34 AM

Wow, this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2451462

Jeff Robinson 2/22/2006 4:08:20 AM

This is outstanding Gunther! Great composition, color, lines.... Lots of great elements here! Nice work! Jeff #2451861

Linda D. Lester 2/22/2006 6:45:41 AM

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! #2452642

Murry Grigsby 2/22/2006 7:43:37 AM

Love your high-flying POV and design Gunter! Great image!! #2452896

Gunther Allen 2/22/2006 5:48:28 PM

Thanks for all your wonderful comments-Murry, Linda, Jeff, Leanne, Jill, David, and Janine! -G #2454855

Pu Chen 3/22/2006 2:47:09 PM

Wow, what a view, and beautiful composition with great colors! Well deserved finalist! Congratulations and best of luck for the next run! #2563274

Erica Murphy 3/22/2006 2:59:03 PM

FABULOUS!!!! Congratulations and good luck!!

Erica #2563396

Leanne M.E. Boyd 3/22/2006 3:19:45 PM

Congratulations Gunther! #2563553

Viveca Venegas 3/22/2006 3:28:57 PM

Good luck Gunther, this is a splendid shot! #2563595

Gustavo Márquez 3/22/2006 5:37:11 PM

WOW! Shots like this deserves to win a grand prize!
It is amazing! #2564152

Gunther Allen 3/22/2006 6:09:49 PM

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 #2564249

Heather L. Jacks 3/23/2006 5:24:53 AM

This is an amazing shot Gunther. Congratulations! #2566039

Claudia Kuhn 3/23/2006 3:18:37 PM

Congrats Gunther! Beautiful fields below! #2567940

She-She Killough 3/23/2006 10:56:27 PM

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 #2569169

Su Sana E. P 3/23/2006 11:27:05 PM

Congratulations on this well deserving Finalist, Gunther!! #2569191

Stefan G 3/25/2006 10:48:54 AM

Lovely image! Congratulations! #2574457

Gunther Allen 3/25/2006 10:52:06 AM

Thank you everyone for your thoughtful words that are so appreciated! #2574473

Su Sana E. P 3/26/2006 9:04:34 PM

Congratulations on this well deserving WIN, Gunther!! #2578272

Katherine Kuhn 3/26/2006 9:32:07 PM

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!! #2578348

Katherine Kuhn 3/26/2006 9:33:06 PM

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!! #2578355

Janine Russell 3/26/2006 10:23:42 PM

Gunther, congratulations on your Second Place win. #2578522

Renee Doyle 3/26/2006 11:01:55 PM

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

Cathy Barrows 3/26/2006 11:37:16 PM

Congrats on your win...i'm assuming you were in an even higher balloon #2578694

Cliff Berinsky 3/27/2006 4:27:16 AM

Gunther, congratulations on a well deserved win. This shot has wonderful composition and color, and is quite pleasing in its simplicity. #2579490

Claudia Kuhn 3/27/2006 4:35:26 AM

Wonderful capture Gunther! Congrats on your win!! #2579532

Kay E. Mahoney 3/27/2006 4:44:15 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner Gunther. Beautiful colors. #2579571

KHAWLA Haddad 3/27/2006 4:48:59 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place win!!!. #2579593

Leanne M.E. Boyd 3/27/2006 8:38:16 AM

My big congratulations Gunther! #2580336

Gunther Allen 3/27/2006 8:42:19 AM

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! #2580344

Terry L. Ellis 3/27/2006 10:29:40 AM

Superb, Gunther! Congratulations on this awesome second place win!! Well-deserved! #2580673

Jeff Robinson 3/27/2006 11:55:47 AM

Congrats Gunther on this very well deserved winning image!! Jeff #2580926

Heather L. Jacks 3/27/2006 12:54:19 PM

Congratulations Gunther! #2581101

Wally Orlowsky 3/27/2006 6:10:03 PM

Awesome perspective! Congratulations on this amazing winner, Gunther! #2582045

Cindy Paquette 3/27/2006 6:26:10 PM

Amazing and so very special Gunther! congrats! #2582100

Evy Johansen 3/27/2006 11:46:22 PM

BIG Congratulations on your beautiful win, Gunther!! #2582595

Ray Clarke 3/29/2006 7:21:54 AM

Great view and wonderful photo Gunther (ac) #2587159

Christopher Budny 4/26/2006 10:13:18 AM

This popped up on the homepage today; really wonderful to look at! Congratulations (belatedly) on another winning image; your gallery is terrific! #2693623

Mary N C. Taitt 4/27/2006 7:47:41 AM

Wonderful!! Congratulations! Mary :-) #2697457

Jake 6/29/2006 11:21:16 AM

Gorgeous!! #2966438

Tammy 8/16/2006 8:59:16 PM

Congrats how very neat!!!!!! #3174089

Jennifer Wolf 3/3/2013 3:23:38 PM

Interesting. I've been crewing and flying balloons in Temecula for ~25years and have never seen any lavender fields. #10595025

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aperture - f-11, shutter 1/1000, lens - 50mm, location-Temecula Valley California

Uploaded on 2/21/2006 9:38:09 PM

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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