Above the Fray by Barbara Simmons

Photographic Prints


Sizing Information

Small 7.9" x 12.0"
Medium 11.8" x 18.0"
Large 15.8" x 24.0"
X large 19.7" x 30.0"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

Balloonist’s Prayer
The winds have welcomed you with softness,
The sun has blessed you with his warm hands.
You have flown so high and so free
That God has joined you in laughter
And set you gently again
Into the loving arms of mother earth.

Image shot with Nikon D80 @ New Smyrna Beach, Florida annual BalloonFest
Vines Texture Eddi 07


  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvillealmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Barbara Simmons

  • C. Michael Cox
    C. Michael Coxalmost 5 years ago

    a very unique piece – the blending of the second image is at a perfect angle without overwhelming the feeling of flight. I also like the contrast of air and earth and the resulting irony of the title.

  • Michael, I knew I could count on you to detect the irony here…
    Nice to hear from you!

    – Barbara Simmons

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesalmost 5 years ago

    How cool is this? What a concept! Well done!

  • Thank, Ang! Appreciate the comment.

    – Barbara Simmons

  • vivien styles
    vivien stylesalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant work!!!!!

  • Vivien, thanks for taking time to comment…it is appreciated!

    – Barbara Simmons

  • liaimages
    liaimagesalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful image

  • Thanks, Lia! Funny how our emotions affect our work!

    – Barbara Simmons

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

    All Around Florida Group

    (your vote is needed here !)

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks Virginia! There’s not place like home…

    – Barbara Simmons

  • Magee
    Mageealmost 5 years ago

    Magnificently blended, without effecting the integrity of the main image. Great stuff Barbara! :-))

  • Thank you, Magee! Your words are appreciated.- Barbara

    – Barbara Simmons

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 4 years ago

    Love what you did here….just attended my first BalloonFest..it was amazing.

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 4 years ago

    Another beautiful capture and nice poem!!! :o)

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