Floating Away – Part 1

I’ll start with full disclosure these are not my images. These were shot by my brother a few weeks ago at some balloon festival. He asked me to take a crack at them and see what I could do for them since my editing juju is strong and he doesn’t waste his life sitting in front of computer have an extensional crisis about how his images look while Googling Photoshop techniques.

These were shot on a Nikon D3100 which makes these the first ever Nikon files I have ever worked on. I’ll be nice and say the Nikon has a few issues with color fringing and chromatic aberration and I’ll leave it at that. They could be fixed easily but it was still annoying. The basic edits were done in Lightroom and then the secret sauce was applied in Photoshop.

It was interesting editing someone else’s work. When I shoot I know roughly in my head what I was going for and what the end result is going to be. With these images I had to make educated guesses. It was also interesting to see someone who shoots just to shoot and not go all artsy. Made editing much simpler and let me focus on a good image without the need to try and push pixels as much as possible.

Enjoy.

Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

3 thoughts on “Floating Away – Part 1”

  1. We liked the photos. Your edits made the balloons standout in the photo. It is true if you have equipment that can bring out the best in the shots, that is really what we all see in all advertising. It is the way of photography. The photo of many balloons together was not one I remember and if you brought them together with your photo processing, that is what we all enjoyed seeing. Work your magic. It is nice. It is the photo that made the desktop.

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