2011.11.20: "Balloon" Discussion

MarushkaMarushka cambridge, ma Icrontian
edited November 2011 in Lifestyle
Didn't see one started yet. I also played with the effects a bit more and ended up with something more distorted from reality, but I liked how the balloon looked metallic and super saturated with color.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vertatle/6373255377/&quot; title="balloon 1 by vertatle, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6099/6373255377_1849e6e780.jpg&quot; width="500" height="333" alt="balloon 1"></a>

CB: How fun. I like how you played with the crop to give the picture a very vertical quality - especially because the balloons are anchored to the ground. Makes me feel like they WANT to fly. I may have rotated the pic just a bit so the ground is level.

Snark: I really love the reflection of the little figure, and I ESPECIALLY love (dont know if this was your intention) the lovely way the color of the background balloons mimic a sort of real world for your character: light blue sky, dark blue water, brown ground, yellow sun. I may have tried to play with the yellow of the far background balloon to see if I could get it to match better the yellow balloons in the figure. The background balloon is a bit gray/green, and the little yellow balloons seem to be bright and warm. Thats completely a personal thing, I think, but it just caught my eye.


  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    edited November 2011
    Maru: Nice revamp. Almost retro film look to it. I like that you went after a reflection and not just the balloon. Caught the photographer. :D

    CB: They look so lonely. I traveled all the way down the picture just waiting to see something, and then they were all the way down there at the bottom. Very tricksy. Like Maru, I think I would have straightened as well, but good picture, nice story.

    (I was totally going for the island/sea/sky/sun thing. I didn't think I pulled it off at all, so thanks for noticing. :D The little man's balloons got a little more flash than the "sun" did, so that's partly why they show up a little punchier.)
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    edited November 2011
    Aw, sad balloon, shwaipy. Nice touch on the desaturation. Just right.
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