Before The Coffee » Photography

Spread Happiness

If an idea for a pic stays on my mind for more than a week I usually make it happen. This image is created from 2 main images then 2 distant balloons added. My first task was to get Kara (daughter) to agree to the shoot so I went with the sure thing, money. On a great sky day I drove around chasing clouds while searching for a white fence and a clean background. I ended up in a town called Mt. Airy and I was thrilled when the breeze brought the perfect puffy clouds into the scene. I shot the scene and created an HDR image in Photomatix. I hurried to the party store and ordered balloons for a 3pm pick up and got Kara all ready for the shoot. I flipped our picnic table on edge and I had Kara do a balancing act across while holding the balloons. It was easy to add Kara to the scene, after all she was walking on a 2″ wide beam. Stay tuned, another pic to follow.

Bookmark and Share


  • John Barclay - July 25, 2009 - 8:41 pm

    Just curious… why did you need to do and HDR on this scene?

    Now with regard to the image…. UMMM… KILLER!! Love, love, love it!

    Hi John, actually I could have gotten by with a single image, I went with the HDR/Tonemapping for the detail enhancements. FerrellReplyCancel

  • Nadia McIlhany - July 25, 2009 - 8:52 pm

    So you had to pay her, eh? Don’t tell my son. He currently poses for free.

    My kids got tired real fast of having a camera pointed at them. They would see me coming and say “I don’t want my picture taken.” Offer a little cash and you wouldn’t believe how fast they pop out of that couch. FerrellReplyCancel

  • JRP - July 25, 2009 - 8:56 pm

    I love your creations! This is simply wonderful. What an imagination you have!
    This came out beautiful!
    Thank you Jen so much. The creative process is an elusive one but I feel we all create from building blocks of those that went before us. Though some like to think they do, we can never create in a vacum FerrellReplyCancel

  • Dan Dorland - July 26, 2009 - 1:32 am

    Simple elegance is the way I describe this. I could totally see this on an a birthday card!ReplyCancel

  • brian - July 26, 2009 - 4:14 am

    Why HDR? Because you can, saw this pic and it immediately caught my eye. hopefully some company will buy the rights to it and add it to an ad campaign!ReplyCancel

  • MEM - July 26, 2009 - 9:05 am

    Love this, Ferrell! Balance is what we’ve been talking a lot about these days at the Retreat I’m attending this weekend. And the sky, clouds, and balloons, daughter….beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.ReplyCancel

  • Tommy - July 27, 2009 - 11:46 am

    Fantastic Ferrell…..thanks for the info on how you set it up… always, very creative from the beginning.ReplyCancel

  • Anna - August 4, 2011 - 1:16 am

    Wow, wonderful picture. Really makes you think the world is full of fun and happiness. If only that was reality…gorgeous daughter of course.ReplyCancel

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *



Back to Top69,109,97,105,108,32,77,101eM liamEShare on FacebookTweet thisPinterest