Joan Funk  

Lakeland Balloon Festival by Joan Funk

June 2022 - Lakeland Balloon Festival

June 2022 - Joan Funk


About the Image(s)

I recently attended the Lakeland FL Balloon Festival. We were permitted to wander around the field as the pilots prepared their balloons for ascension at 6am. I took lots of photos of balloons being inflated, but I was determined to take one with no sky in the image. I took this one with my iPhone and my Sony A6300, and was pleased with both equally, except that I preferred the composition of this one, an iPhone 12 mini shot.

The iPhone settings were 1/170 sec at f/1.6, ISO 32, 4.2mm. Editing in Lightroom was minimal, just a spot removal in the upper left orange section, and a slight increase in shadows.

10 comments posted

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
great color and composition. iPhones are amazing these days.

  Posted: 06/06/2022 20:27:35

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
(Group 30)
Joan, I love the composition here. Beautiful colors, position of the basket, all tells a story. I know how busy these events can be. You were lucky to get this shot without any people.
  Posted: 06/07/2022 19:15:13

Hank Schoch   Hank Schoch
Composition, color rendition, and detail are spot on, Joan. I wouldn't change a thing.   Posted: 06/08/2022 16:42:08

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Joan, what a GREAT image! Colors, composition, textures, it has it all. I am wondering if you had considered editing it with some of the fun iPhone editing app. This one is SuperPhoto - Painting. GREAT AS IT IS....but fun to play with.   Posted: 06/10/2022 14:01:57
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Joan Funk   Joan Funk
I have never tried to use iPhone editing apps. I like and appreciate your SuperPhoto edit. I will give it a try. And my thanks to all four of you (Walter, Dorinda, Hank, and Terry) for your comments.   Posted: 06/10/2022 16:17:21
Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Some of the phone apps are quite fun to use and to me, add to the creativity possibilities. They sometimes help me see an image in a totally different way.   Posted: 06/12/2022 10:38:05

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Excellent shot. I liked the composition and nice colors. This shot is good for a stereo image. Image is sharp with good lighting. Your post processing is good too. I have no suggestions. Very nice work.   Posted: 06/15/2022 04:23:45
Joan Funk   Joan Funk
Mohanan, thank you. What is a stereo image?   Posted: 06/15/2022 08:45:26
Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Please check Group 68. If you have a red-cyan glass, it is easy to see a anaglyph stereo image. You will be be able to see the real depth.   Posted: 06/15/2022 08:52:06

Bogdan Bricelj   Bogdan Bricelj
Colorful and sharp image. Nice to find such composition.   Posted: 06/23/2022 14:51:04


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