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Cindy and I went to the Alabama Jubilee, an annual hot-air balloon event held at the Point Mallard Park in Decatur, Alabama. Pictured is silhouette of a group of children and a parent peering through the balloon.

Welcome, my name is Phillip, and I’d like to thank you for visiting my gallery. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, which is located in the southeast region of the United States.

Several years ago I rediscovered my long lost passion, and entered the much cleaner digital world of photography. I enjoy photographing nature, landscapes, and historical subjects.

If you would like to see more of my images please visit my blog at http://pmburrow.com.

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  • StephenRB
    StephenRBalmost 4 years ago

    amazing well seen image.

  • Thank you Stephen!

    – Phillip M. Burrow

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellalmost 4 years ago

    Kool shadows, nice composition.

  • I appreciate it Mary!

    – Phillip M. Burrow

  • Alissa Brunskill
    Alissa Brunskillalmost 4 years ago

    This is so fun and bright. Great capture Phillip, love the silhouettes.

  • Thanks Alissa. I couldn’t have staged the kids any better, if I had tried.

    – Phillip M. Burrow

  • SuzieCheree
    SuzieChereealmost 4 years ago

    This image really has an impact on the eye and mind…. such an imaginative capture. The human shadows filtering though a veil within energetic colours, yet untouchable… the black lines and curves give it dimension and space… Being a bit deep, but my frame of mind at present sees and feels a reflection of the afterlife… I really love it Phillip!

  • Wow Suzie. Thank you for the wonderful comment. I really like this one too. I might even have to hang this on my own wall.
    Sometimes you see an image opportunity and just know that it’s going to be very special. If you only come away with one shot this is going to be the one that you don’t want to miss. No pressure, but here it is. For the sports photographer it that winning score. The opportunity usually comes sometime later in the trip, this time it came with the first balloon that they set up.

    – Phillip M. Burrow

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66over 3 years ago

    Excellent shot, so eye catching and the silhouettes are perfect. Were you standing inside the balloon?

  • Thanks Tracy. No I was standing outside the the bottom opening while they blowing it up.

    – Phillip M. Burrow

  • shadegate64
    shadegate64over 3 years ago

    Wow Phillip, what a great image! Superb colours and composition.. it reminds me of a shadow puppet theatre. Lovely work!

  • Thank you Mike, I can see that. You can almost hear what the little kids might be saying.

    – Phillip M. Burrow

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    Hello Phillip,,,,this is such a unique silhouette capture,,,,you rarely see one displayed on so many different colors,,,,your photography is outstanding,,,,Rick

  • Thank you for the wonderful comment Rick. I really appreciate it. They were perfectly arranged.

    – Phillip M. Burrow

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 3 years ago

    Excellent image Phillip, fabulous silhouettes and all lined up perfectly!!, well seen and captured.!!

  • Thank Kate. Yes they were all over next to the balloon looking through the material and feeling it as it was being filled with air.

    – Phillip M. Burrow

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 3 years ago

    Outstanding work and excellent creativity !

  • Thank you so much Carlos!

    – Phillip M. Burrow

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture, fantastic colours and silhouettes Phil!

  • Thank you Kerry, I appreciate it!

    – Phillip M. Burrow

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