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
  • 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
  • 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
29 image entries
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