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Illumination


 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist   Illumination
Illumination
Resubmitted for August 4, 2019 Category: Balloons (Man-Made)

Nikki McDonald

 
  Original balloons
Original balloons

Nikki McDonald

 
 
 
- Nikki McDonald

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As you can see, I brightened the colors quite a bit. I also smoothed out the balloon sections and burned the sky. Oh, and I thought there was too much space between the balloon on the left and the other two, so I scooted it over :)


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September 15, 2013

 
divinelovephotography.com - Donna La Mattino Pagakis

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  Really outstanding darkroom skills, colors and imagery. Well done Nikki! HTD!


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September 15, 2013

 
- Martha R. Mazon

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  Very skillful work, Nikki, for a dramatic and fascinating result! HTD!


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September 15, 2013

 
robinsonphotoart.com - Jeff Robinson

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  Great job Nikki!


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September 15, 2013

 
- Mitch Spence

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  I think your decisions on this were just right, Nikki. The overlapping balloons are more dramatic, and the saturation and smoothing make it almost dreamlike, as I think the whole idea of being up in one of these is, really. Maybe a couple of those glasses of wine would enhance the viewing experience too, but you supplied it without the extra push. :)I've yet to manage to get to one of these meets where there were actually balloons in evidence.


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September 15, 2013

 

Michelle Alton
  Just about as wonderful as can be. I agree with Mitch!


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September 15, 2013

 

Julianne Bradford
  Wonderful skill and processing Nikki!


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September 15, 2013

 
- Gail Sullivan

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  A fine capture made more eye-catching and dramatic by your processing!


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September 16, 2013

 
- Melinda F. Schneider

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  Impressive!


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September 16, 2013

 

Joy Rector
  beautiful, well done


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September 16, 2013

 

Naomi Weiser
  I Like how you brought out the color. htd!


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September 16, 2013

 
- Michele Peterson

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  Very nice! The colors are great, and I like the overlapping of the balloons, too.


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September 16, 2013

 
- Dianne Brin

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  Beautiful, Nikki!


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October 25, 2013

 
- Susan Williams

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  Awesome work, Nikki. Congratulations on the Finalist and hope to see the Gold here.


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September 30, 2019

 
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