Friday, September 30, 2011

Hot Air Balloon Festival: Version 2

Gosh, it's the end of September already. Where did the time go??  I'm definitely enjoying the cooler temps, so I have to say that autumn is a welcome change. The rain, however, could lay off for a little bit.

Here are more of the pictures I took at the balloon festival. {If you want to see the pictures from 'Version 1', you can find them here.} I could have overloaded one post with a bunch of pics, but I figured it would be better to spread 'em out. There weren't too many balloons lined right next to each other, so I thought this one was pretty cool. 
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Four balloons, with a very foggy background.  Not sure how I would have gotten a picture this clear without post-processing. The fog made everything look so dull and grey.

Favorite Fridays at Skinned Knees


Happiness is...a giant strawberry hot air balloon!!

I used Kim Klassen's cracker jack texture on the pumpkin balloon. It was so much fun seeing the giant jack'o'lantern!
Photo Art Friday  

Yesterday, em from Then Along Came the Boy awarded me a 'Versatile Blogger' award.  Thanks so much, em!  This is my first award, so I'll have to find somewhere fancy to put the new badge. :) 


I am supposed to tell seven things about myself and then nominate others for the award. I agree to do the following things:

1. Thank the blogger who awarded me and link back to him/her
2. Share 7 things about myself
3. Pass the award along to 15 other newly discovered blogs.

Thanks again, em! Well, yesterday for my 100th post I listed 'The ABC's of Me'. So, here are seven NEW facts:


  • I much prefer driving to sitting in the passenger seat.
  • I enjoy writing long research papers.
  • I like when it's raining outside, and I'm inside.
  • Along with that, apple cider on the stove is one of my favorite 'food' smells.
  • I love the jewelry I already own, but never remember to wear anything besides my ring.
  • Going out to eat, my favorite food is sushi.
  • I am crocheting a blanket that has been intermittently worked on for at least two years because I keep losing it and re-finding it.

33 comments:

Pradeepa said...

Wow, those balloons are lovely. I love the strawberry one.

Tadoette said...

this is awesome! love it! XO

Kelly-Marie said...

Thanx for linking up this week :)

I love the Jack o Lantern balloon and the effect you put on it is fab!

Melissa Fletcher said...

I'm loving the versatile blog award!

Jimh. said...

I like the last one! And the rounded corners remind me of the family photos my parents took in the 1970s!

em said...

Which program did you end up using for texture application?

nat said...

I used Splashup. Actually, I had a few problems with it, but it's a WAY easier format to follow than fotoflexer.

nat said...

...& thanks everyone for the compliments!

Tina´s PicStory said...

cool :)

Mariane said...

Marvellous :) Reminds me its soon halloween hehe.. Thanks for sharing

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful shots from the balloons. Amazing !

Stampmouse said...

i like the crackle on the balloon picture. takes a day that isn't the best and makes it magical

Anne U said...

These shots are so cool, love the last one.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What a cool selection of balloons, Nat. You did an awesome treatment on the first one. :)

Leovi said...

I love, I have been an artistic and beautiful texture. I appreciate very much your donation award, but I can not accept it because who does not give it. Thank you very much Nat.

CallieMarie said...

Ooh, such gorgeous colors! Love them!

Light Trigger said...

last shot is so great! love your work!

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Bonnie said...

A great piece to use for Halloween. Thank you for linking it up to Photo Art Friday!

Pat said...

Love that Jack o'lantern image!

Courtney said...

What cool hot air balloon shots!! I look forward to a day when I can capture some myself. I love all the colors you captured!

Emily said...

Such whimsical photos! I love the one with the balloons lined up. Thank you for sharing!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos and post-processing.

Regards and best wishes

AJ said...

Whòw...LOVE those ballons! Beautiful post!

pamela r said...

such colorful balloons!

Kingdom said...

Hi! Nice photos! The colors of the balloons are very colorful...and that strawberry balloon really made my day Happy! haha! Congratulations on your award too! :)

Kingdom said...

Hey thanks for the award too! I thought it was just a nomination...but I was wrong. So I'll play the game too! :) Thanks again Nat!

ShonEjai said...

I love the Halloween photo! Congrats on you award.

Kathy said...

How fun is that pumpkin balloon...love the texture you chose. I've always wanted to go to one of those hot air balloon shows. I'll have to check out your other shots.

Kathy

Ida said...

I love Hot Air Balloons. These are great shots. I like the 4 balloons all lined up.
The Strawberry balloon is cute and I really like the use of the texture for the background of the pumpkin balloon. So fun.

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Serendipity is Sweet said...

Super shots. Looks like an awesome festival. What fun!

Becky said...

Very cool shots! The first one is my favorite. We went to our first hot air balloon festival this year, and we will definitely be going back every year! Unique fun and great photo ops :) Thanks for sharing these with us at Rub Some Dirt On It!

Jodi said...

Thank you for the award! :)

Great picture

Misty said...

What fun hot air balloons! Thanks for linking up.