Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/20

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Subject: [Leica] hot air balloons
From: doubs43 at (Walker Smith)
Date: Sun Jun 20 13:29:01 2004

Having reviewed the pictures before reading Greg's reply, I chose two 
that I think are the ones I would prefer; number 6 and number 8. The 
balloon in number 6 is powerful and is, of course, the primary subject 
of your photographs. The fellow on the right helps balance the balloon. 
While the exposure in number 8 is not as good as 6, I like the 
composition. The other photographer shows "action" and directs the 
viewer's attention to the balloon. BUT, the clincher - for me, at least 
- are the ascending balloons in the sky behind the primary balloon. They 
add something that I can't explain but without them the shot would be 

As Greg has already said, the subject is a difficult one and made more 
so by using B&W film. IMO, you did very well.