the blue balloon/the beginning

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© jen bellefleur
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UploadedJuly 4, 2009
TakenJuly 4, 2009
Exposure1/250 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length51 mm
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shot within minutes of the opening of 4th of July festivities in a small town...i do not have photoshop and did not color the shadow...the sun was shining through the balloon and made this gorgeous image!

50 responses

  • Mig

    Mig said (4 Jul 2009):


  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (4 Jul 2009):


  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (4 Jul 2009):


  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    fantastic !!!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    Great style.

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    I agree with Michael, great style indeed!

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (5 Jul 2009):

    love this hint of's like an Ufo in our daily life...

  • Olivier Scher

    Olivier Scher gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    It is a georgous image, I agree with you !

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    Excellent Jen..

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (6 Jul 2009):

    Wonderful moment.

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist said (8 Jul 2009):

    Indeed...perfect in every way.

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel gave props (8 Jul 2009):

    exceptional! fantastic in every way...

  • Michael Risenhoover

    Michael Risenhoover (Deleted) gave props (8 Jul 2009):

    Whoa, this is great!

  • Jim Hart

    Jim Hart gave props (13 Jul 2009):


  • Mark Nelson

    Mark Nelson (Deleted) gave props (13 Jul 2009):

    100% wonderful!!!

  • Robert Roney

    Robert Roney said (14 Jul 2009):

    This is great! Absolutely beautiful image.

  • Charlotte Wynne

    Charlotte Wynne gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    Now that is just cool!

  • Christoph Benfey

    Christoph Benfey gave props (3 Aug 2009):

    That is DOPE!

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Indeed, this is one of my favorite shots of yours...with pleasure!

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur said (12 Aug 2009):

    ....thank you JHB and everyone who sees the sweet summer beauty in the blue balloon. :-)

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Miraculous Jen......!!!!!!!! :)

  • Aimee A.

    Aimee A. gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    that's so cool! great shot!

  • 'nita Jean

    'nita Jean gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    Wow! Wonderful!! Love it!! Excellent composition!

  • Voudou ...

    Voudou ... gave props (14 Aug 2009):

    that's a great image. and to be honest, even if the blue wasn't reflected, it would still be great. the blue just adds to an already powerful image. the crop and sense of movement is wonderful!

  • Aaron Taves

    Aaron Taves said (6 Sep 2009):

    Nice composition

  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni gave props (21 Sep 2009):

    oh yeah!

  • Mark Nelson

    Mark Nelson (Deleted) gave props (30 Sep 2009):

    Love it!!!

  • Fernando Villalobos

    Fernando Villalobos said (7 Dec 2009):

    Nice perspective. Very well captured.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2010):


  • River Thompson

    River Thompson gave props (18 Jan 2011):

    sick style :)

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (27 Jan 2011):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    wonderful entry, voted!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (31 Jan 2011):

    A huge yes!

  • christa masters

    christa masters gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    dreamy shade of blue, awesome comp, voted!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    My vote!!!

  • Jens Kornacker

    Jens Kornacker gave props (6 Feb 2011):

    wonderful, my vote!

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (9 Feb 2011): vote!

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (15 Feb 2011):

    great catch

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (25 Feb 2011):


  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (5 Mar 2011):

    yeah! voted!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2011):

    excellent capture . My vote

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (3 Apr 2011):

    Nice capture, my vote

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (9 Apr 2011):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • Nicole Filosa

    Nicole Filosa gave props (24 Apr 2011):

    wow cool photo!

  • Stephanie Pattey

    Stephanie Pattey gave props (26 May 2011):

    Haha this is brilliant! Voted.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    Wonderful image Jen, it is like a

  • JojoH

    JojoH (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2011):

    if i had a dream about an e.e. cummings poem, it would look just like this. :)

  • Stefanie

    Stefanie gave props (20 Jun 2011):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Jun 2015):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

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