Fantasy Flight

© Nikki McDonald

Fantasy Flight

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 07, 2013

Outstanding - Your treatment takes this one over the top! #1543559

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 07, 2013

Beautiful. Love the effect. I'd love to see a hot air balloon festival. #10836362

Millie A. Talarico level-classic September 07, 2013

Love the colors and texture on this fine capture, Nikki~ #10836382

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic September 07, 2013

Wonderful and colorful work Nikki!,
Amalia #10836475

Carol Flisak level-addict September 08, 2013

Wonderful image, Nikki... beautiful colors and texture work! #10837035

Joy Rector September 08, 2013

well done #10837068

Angie M. Davis September 08, 2013

A wonderfully whimsical image!! Love the colors and the effect. Great work!! :) #10837171

Summer A. Kozisek September 08, 2013

Great image and treatment! #10837813

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 09, 2013

Extremely eye catching and beautiful. Nice Nikki! #10838494

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic September 09, 2013


Harriet Feagin level-classic September 09, 2013

Really beautiful, Nikki. I like that several of us are putting the category and the date. Great entry for the category. #10838908

Jayne Martin September 12, 2013

Great capture, effects and everything. WOW factor, Nikki. I especially like the person's arm hanging out of the balloon! Another winner! #10841062

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 09, 2013

I have loved this from the moment I saw it Nikki! It is my September nomination, at PG 101!! Good luck!!! #10866390

Jayne Martin October 31, 2013

Congratulations, Nikki! It's a winner! #10885661

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 31, 2013

Love the treatment on this, Nikki! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. #10885768

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 31, 2013

Gorgeous finalist, Nikki!

Debby #10885779

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 31, 2013

Beautiful treatment and image, so deserving of the Finalist. I hope it becomes a winner! #10885890

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 31, 2013

CONGRATS on this amazing finalist, Nikki.

Peggy Pfister level-classic October 31, 2013

Deftly done, Nikki! Congrats! #10886283

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 31, 2013

Right on Nikki, outstanding, now on to gold. Congrats! #10886354

Susan Williams level-classic October 31, 2013

Beautiful and inspiring image, Nikki. Hope it goes Gold. #10886361

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic October 31, 2013

Wonderfully perfect. Congrats Nikki

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 01, 2013

Yay Nikki, I'm so thrilled to see this in the winner's circle. It's a beauty, congratulations again!!! #10886444

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic November 01, 2013

Your imagination took this one right to where it belongs - the Winners' List. It's so deserving. Congratulations, Nikki. #10886591

Leslie McLain level-deluxe November 01, 2013

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Nikki. #10886604

Jane Holestine November 01, 2013

Congrats, Nikki, on your win for this outstanding image. #10886687

Anita Hogue November 01, 2013

So beautiful! Congratulations on your win Nikki! #10886826

Colette M. Metcalf November 01, 2013

Congrats to you on your WIN!!! #10886882

Carol Flisak level-addict November 01, 2013

Wonderful DD work, Nikki... congrats on your beautiful winner! #10886906

Gayle Johnson November 01, 2013

Great photo and texture. Gorgeous colors. Congrats!!!!

Susan Williams level-classic November 01, 2013

Congratulations on your Gold win, Nikki! #10887009

Lindley Johnson level-classic November 01, 2013

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Nikki! #10887018

Christine Czernin level-classic November 01, 2013

Big congratulations on your gold win.
I love how the background corresponds with the color of the balloon. #10887067

Jean Lechleiter level-classic November 01, 2013

CONGRATS on this beautiful winner! #10887069

Joannie Bertucci level-classic November 01, 2013

Gorgeous work Nikki! Love the colors! Look at both of us getting a gold badge! :-) #10887203

Mitch Spence level-classic November 01, 2013

Well, done, Nikki. Congratulations. #10887250

Terry Cervi level-classic November 01, 2013

Congrats on your very beautiful win, Nikki! #10887264

Phyllis H. Burchett November 01, 2013

Wonderful Nikki, congrats! #10887302

Gail Sullivan level-classic November 01, 2013

Congrats, Nikki...wonderful work! #10887424

Nancy Marie Ricketts November 01, 2013

Congratulations, Nikki- Just beautiful! #10887447

MELODIE C. ROBERTS November 01, 2013

T was telling me about this festival
I'm jealous....




Carol Eade level-addict November 01, 2013

Beautiful work, Nikki, and congratulations! #10887652

Daniella Puente November 01, 2013

Congrats on your beautiful winner Nikki! #10887840

Renee Doyle level-classic November 01, 2013

Excellent work Nikki!!! Congratulations!!! #10887868

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic November 02, 2013

Congrats girl!

David Phalen November 02, 2013

BIG Congrats on a fantastic Winner!! #10888277

Deri C. Dority November 02, 2013

Delightful image Nikki! You really created a wonderful mood for this image…congrats on your win! I love this! #10888366

Nadia Paul November 02, 2013

Beautifully done Nikki - congrats! #10888952

Martha R. Mazon level-classic November 02, 2013

Excellent choice for the background for this luminescent balloon, Nikki. Congrats on the gold! #10888965

Jayne Martin November 02, 2013

Congratulations on your win, Nikki!!! #10889035

Ken Smith level-classic November 03, 2013

Beautiful shot, Nikki…congrats on your gold! #10889319

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 03, 2013

This is absolutely gorgeous Nikki, I love your "enhancement!" It made is special!
Big congrats on the well deserved Gold!

jo ann c. #10889472

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic November 03, 2013

Beautiful the treatment. Congratulations on a well deserved Second Place win. #10889815

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 03, 2013

Wonderful capture and treatment, Nikki.
on your Gold Winner!!!

UB. #10890069

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 04, 2013

gorgeous winner, congratulations!!! #10890228

Gerri R. Jones November 04, 2013

Beautiful, love the blend of colors and texture, congrats! #10890648

Lucy Abrao level-classic November 06, 2013

Congratulations on this winner, Nikki. #10892630

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 07, 2013

Congrats on this amazing Winner, Nikki.

Maria Coulson November 08, 2013

The texture did it Nikki. Congratulations! #10893599

Merna L. Nobile November 19, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS! It’s great to know you have something new to smile about and a special reason to be proud.
Merna #10902844

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 10, 2016

Congrats on another Best of the Best DD's. You rock Nikki. #11444871

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2nd place winner
We went to a very small balloon and wine-tasting festival here recently - well, the number of balloons was small (like about half a dozen) but the crowd was huge! The sky was fine - pretty and blue but I thought absolutely uninteresting; so I treated it to this texture from French Kiss and adjusted the colors on the balloons a bit to go with it better.
Category: Digital Darkroom

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 5000/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100,100, FocalLength: 85.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A580

Uploaded on September 07, 2013 All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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