Hot Air Balloons

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/22/2013 13:00
  • Ended: 3/26/2013 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 29
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Hot Air Balloons
Contest Directions: The hot air balloon is the oldest technology of human-carrying flight. Invented in 1782 by the Montgolfier brothers in France, hot air balloons became a huge sensation and an instant commercial success. The Montgolfier brothers specialized in paper manufacturing with their "The Montgolfier Company" at the time. After they invented, patented, and successfully tested their first hot air balloon, they started producing them for their clients. Though hot air balloons were an expensive luxury to afford (averaging about $120,000 in today's money) the Montgolfiers could hardly keep up with the demand for "the flying wonder". The Montgolfier Company still exists in France today, but since it changed hands numerous times it was renamed the "Canson-Montgolfier" and has nothing to do with hot air balloons any more. The company still specializes in paper production just like in its founding days, and produces a wide range of fine art prints and photography prints.
Photoshop this photo of hot air balloons (image credit Moriac) any way you wish.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/22/2013 13:00
    • Ended: 3/26/2013 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 29
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
29 pictures
  • Flying Taps in the Sky

    Flying Taps in the Sky
        • Nice, made me laugh. One question? Should the balloons reflect a bit in the faucets? Love that they reflect in the water. ; )
        • Bmore, great idea, I'll try do that and repost as edit entry
        • Awesome!!!! three dimensional drops.... greatwork full marks
        • This is the concept I have Never seen before a real chop
        • Woowww, cool! To have a work placed first among so many other good works is truly an honor, thank you all, friends
        • Congrats, Demboscki!!! Hurray for us!!!
        • Congrats on your first gold, Demboski! Woo Hoo!
        • I like the idea and precise work, Demboscki !Congrats on the Gold!!!
  • Angry Bird Hot Air Balloons

    Angry Bird Hot Air Balloons
        • Fantastic.... put this on playstore you will get a million downloads good one like it
        • OMG!! HAPPY DANCE!!! THANKS, EVERYONE!!

          LOOK, I CAN'T STOP TYPING IN CAPITALS! LOL
        • Silver congrats, Icy!
          I really enjoyed this one and was glad that you submitted it in good size!

          [Edited by User on 3/27/2013 10:46:20 AM]
        • I think I finally figured out the sizing issue -- had to try a few things. We shall see as I go forward! Thanks!
  • Hot Air Balloon with a Unicorn

    Hot Air Balloon with a Unicorn
        • Very pretty, would like to see your sources.
        • Cool job, congrats on that bronze, friend
        • Congratulations on the Bronze!! AND THANKS for linking your sources -- gorgeous work!
        • Great job BF, nice to see your chop again
        • Great to see you back, BF!
          Congrats on the wood!
        • Congrats Burntfaery,I like,welcome back!
  • Hot Air Balloons Going Into Space Above the Earth

    Hot Air Balloons Going Into Space Above the Earth
        • It reminds me a scene fro Rise of the Guardians
        • Thanks for the tip about the reflections on the taps in my work, congrats on wood, my friend.

          [Edited by User on 3/26/2013 6:11:29 PM]
        • Thanks everyone! Feels good to get wood.

          Anytime Demboscki, hope you will do the same for me.
          ; ) Congrats on the win!!!
        • Thank you penaplonk, like your nom, made me laugh. ; )
        • Thank you NewMaster, I really appreciate it. You've seen a few good attempts I imagine. Lol! ; )
  • Hot Air Balloon Crash

    Hot Air Balloon Crash
        • Somebody had to do it, huh hahahhahahahaha Great job
        • How you did the balloon cut deserves admiration!
  • Sleeping Hot Air Balloon by Dali

    Sleeping Hot Air Balloon by Dali
        • The canvas texture doesn't match the texture of Dali's original work ... but the idea is great and the coloration is terrific, too.
        • Excellent.... the shadows and the balloon stand was amazing
  • Hot Air Balloon Holding a Horse

    Hot Air Balloon Holding a Horse
        • I see more than two legs, so I don't understand your title.
        • I count two legs and a tail. But that's just me.
        • So well thought to lift her up good chop in making the horse and the balloon to lift up well done
        • Maybe somebody taped another leg on the inside of your glasses, IcyAllICan? or you're just not examining close enough. LOL Thanks for the comments
        • Ah, that's the tail. I see. Well, the shadow that continues from the underbelly and ends at the joint between the backside and the tail made it look like a partial leg to me.
  • French Hot Air Balloon Inventors

    French Hot Air Balloon Inventors
        • Super chop, but was the source photo (required in this contest) used at all?
        • You are correct NewsMaster, my apologies.
        • Missed a couple of layers.
          It's now correct.
  • Hot Air Balloon Splashes Down in a River

    Hot Air Balloon Splashes Down in a River
  • Hot Air on Capitol Hill

    Hot Air on Capitol Hill
        • Great chop, totally love it. Maybe I am blind but I don't see any part of the reference photo or am I missing something?
        • I can see why you might question it...but it really is that big balloon in the provided image.
        • You don't seem to have used the picture that was the contest parameter. Interesting effect, but hard to judge in this contest.
        • This is really an amazing view to see a giant hot air balloon flying on the Capitol hill good one like it
        • Good mold in the balloon shape and very constructive idea
        • I sort of see it now. Nice concealment It's just that well done. A good chop is a good fake -out
        • Here is a stellar case where you screwed yourself by being too skilled and clever for your own good hehehehe. It really is excellent
        • Thank you, folks for your kind remarks…especially you, Hitspinner. You have no idea what that means to me, coming from you.
  • Coffee Cup Floating on a Balloon

    Coffee Cup Floating on a Balloon
  • Shark Attacking a Hot Air Balloon

    Shark Attacking a Hot Air Balloon
  • Hot Air Balloon Trip Back in Time

    Hot Air Balloon Trip Back in Time
  • Going To the Top of the Mountain

    Going To the Top of the Mountain
  • Apocalypse Now Movie Poster

    Apocalypse Now Movie Poster
  • Pressurized Napoleon with a Hot Air Balloon Head

    Pressurized Napoleon  with a Hot Air Balloon Head
        • His hair was well dress on that balloon
        • Excellent work, but a rather small image
  • The Great Pumpkin Hot Air Balloon with a Witch

    The Great Pumpkin Hot Air Balloon with a Witch
  • Joe Biden and Barack Obama Fly Mini Planes in the Sky

    Joe Biden and Barack Obama Fly Mini Planes in the Sky
  • Rat Steals Some Cheese

    Rat Steals Some Cheese
  • Ufo Invasion

    Ufo Invasion
        • Did that alien eat the balloons? I hate it when they do that!! Great alien. Would love to see your sourcing.
  • Hot Air Balloon Championship

    Hot Air Balloon Championship
        • I like it a lot! but maybe flip the Darth Vader balloon horizontally. The light source on it is backwards from the rest.
        • Ha ha, very funny! Love the Darth balloon!
        • nice concept.... really funny and like this
        • Amazing I have never thought of a turtle shaped balloon, its very cool
  • Canoeing Down the River

    Canoeing Down the River
  • Three Yellow Parachutes Over the Desert

    Three Yellow Parachutes Over the Desert
  • Michelle Obama's Boxing Training

    Michelle Obama's Boxing Training
  • The USA Hot Air Balloon Airforce

    The USA Hot Air Balloon Airforce
  • Balloons, Earth, and Moon

    Balloons, Earth, and Moon
  • The Origin of the Hot Air Balloon

    The Origin of the Hot Air Balloon
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Fido's Fire Hydrant Hot Air Balloon

    Fido's Fire Hydrant Hot Air Balloon
29 image entries
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