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Friday, November 7, 2014

The Reader's Lens, 2014

Photographer: Del Catunao, Seattle

Photo taken: Sept. 27, Prosser, Benton County

Photographer's description: “I was attending the Prosser Balloon Rally and took this photo of the first balloon up in the morning sky.”

Expert says: “What I really enjoy about this photo is the crisp morning light and the wispy clouds that were captured beautifully. The blue in the dark parts of the clouds is a nice contrast and frames the balloon nicely. The light illuminates the balloon just enough so it’s not in full shadow, and we’re able to see the silhouettes of the people in the basket, which is a nice little detail. This photo actually might be nice as a vertical, as long as we still get to see all those wispy clouds. Beautiful capture!”

-- Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times photo staff

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