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Balloon over Queenstown

Balloon over Queenstown
Photo Information
Copyright: Robert DeMay (BOBDEMAY) (150)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-24
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/22, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-07 5:18
Viewed: 5526
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken from a Hot Air balloon ride over Queenstown New Zealand
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Hello Robert,
Lucky you,flying over Queenstown in a balloon!
This is a nice capture and looks good as a panoramic shot.
You've done well with the exposure here.
A tiny bit more contrast and saturation might give it a little more impact.
A shame all those buildings were there isn't it?
Very nice capture though.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-07 7:07]

Every time I see a landscape from New Zealand, it is always beautiful. How did you do this panoramic picture? What a view,must be great to fly like an eagle! We can sit and look at it for hours. It is sharp, colourful, what's to say? I like the little village at the bottom, it gives a sense of scale. Personnally, I like natural colours. I agree with Steve but the yellowish "moss" of the mountains look good natural like that. A little saturation, yes, but really, not too much! ;-)) TFS!


Hi Robert
Very nice picture of a wonderful landscape. I like the composition with these clouds coming above the bay. I also like the colours of the picture and I agree with LordPotty and NinaM that some more contrast could work better (but that's really minor thing).
The one thing I don't like too much in your picture is that for me there is too less sky above the peaks of the mountains (on the left side) - they almost touch the frame. Hawever, it is mostly visible in smaller version - in large version it looks better. And also when one looks at the large version it seems that the picture could be a little more sharpen.
Anyway, that's nice picture of nice landscape - thanks for sharing

Hi! I just rated your other panorama today, and I like this one too! About sharpness previously mentioned: I think humidity over water is usually enough to keep the distant objects (like the mountains here) from being totally sharp, so I think it's ok in a situation like this. And the thin cloud looks great! Very nice scene, congratulatins!

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