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11/31/2013

The Darth Vader is a repeat visitor to the Albuquerque Balloon fiesta, During this special day, one of 9 potential days of mass ascension is devoted to the flight of the Nations, as fortune had it , I was able to single out Darths presence, the skies accomodated, well almost what the desired image was desired to be was bring out the menace, This dark object is a challange this early in the morning ascension, if the picture were darkened, then the balloon is too dark, at least my choice of views was right on, Thought process says PS has a fix. I smile! Camera Olympus E-500, Telephoto, Kit Lens 42 to 150 mm . Albuquerque, New Mexico USA.

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balloons, fiesta, special shapes, albuquerque, usa, paul albert, balloon fiesta, featured balloon fiesta, olympus

Comments

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadover 5 years ago

    Great balloon… Wow1

  • Thank You Friend for the visit and supportive comment, Appreciated. Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • rosincore
    rosincoreover 5 years ago

    wow

  • Thanks! for the visit and comment, glad you enjoyed!

    – Paul Albert

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterover 5 years ago

    Wow – great shot Paul! Nice contrast with the beautiful sky.

  • Thanks Lori! glad you chose this one, the contrast was more dramatic until I lightened to bring out the left side,50% polariser,lol beware of the dark side! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    hard to believe my eyes on this new years morning! an amazing sight!! what an incredible capture!!
    ;))))

  • You bring me pleasure by your visit as well comment, also inclusion to you favorites views!

    – Paul Albert

  • debbiez315
    debbiez315over 4 years ago

    Jeff is sitting here while it is my turn to feature, but wanted you to know he thinks this pic is kick azz.

  • In that Case Thank You Both, I’ve learned a new trick with PS, that is to lighten with Brightness and contrast, then bring out the history brush after the darkside of the balloon shows more detail, and wala ! color and lightening performed on the balloon only ! Again Thanks ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Steven Squizzero
    Steven Squizzeroover 4 years ago

    That is so cool.

  • Thank You ! Steven, I’m most pleased you Enjoyed ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • dove99
    dove99over 4 years ago

    Great capture!! Congrats on the feature. (:

  • Thank You DiDi for adding such a wonderful Smile, Most Appreciated, Wishing You and Yours the greatest of times filled with Holiday Spirit ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Marie ! Appreciate the opportunity ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 4 years ago

    That’s excellent! Terrific capture, Paul!

  • Thank You Kindly, Daniel, Your visit and comment very much Appreciated ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

  • gobucki
    gobuckiover 4 years ago

  • Thank You ! Matthew, for your visit and appreciated comment, you know the camera made me do it ! Thanks ! Paul

    – Paul Albert

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