9.15.2010

so long $1.27

After a rainy, windy, yucky morning...this afternoon the sky was filled with fluffy, marshmallowy clouds; perfect for a shot I had in mind.

I picked up the boys from school and raced to the grocery store to buy a bright red balloon. So far so good.

No sooner had I got my camera and went out on the deck, I was greeted by this...um, ... "smattering?" of clouds. Bummer!

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I went out in my yard and held that balloon every which way, but not one fluffy marshmallowy cloud was in sight. Not only that, the wind was (still) blowing 40 miles an hour and I was getting all tangled up in the ribbon - grrr!

I was planning to tie the balloon to our fence to get some good shots, but again...because of wind issues, I ended up having to hold it in one hand and shoot with the other. Have I mentioned my camera is heavy?

I have no idea why I'm editing a picture that's not a keeper. Haze, anyone?

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If you're wondering why I'm posting it anyway, I'm too cheap frugal to let $1.27 go to waste without anything to show for it.

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Stay tuned. More balloon pictures coming your way. Although since Nebraska is the 7th windiest state, it might be awhile. (Did you know that, Nebraska friends)?

Hope you had a great Wednesday! :-)

Edit: The hubs just came happening by, and said he doesn't see a difference between the 1st and the 3rd picture. For the record:

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16 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

I would have done the same exact thing...no lie.

Wendy said...

I edit nonkeepers all the time. Sometimes hours, thinking I'll somehow make it a keeper. Maybe tomorrow your puffy clouds will reappear.

Sheri said...

well I LOVE this picture whether you think it's a keeper or not.

Angela said...

I feel your pain. Those clouds move so fast, it's hard to get the shot you want if you're not prepared THAT SECOND!! But, I'd have done the same thing - not going to waste $1.27. I walk into traffic to get a quarter - no lie!

I happen to think the "smattering" of clouds is pretty cool. And, I love the concept!

Mom of M&Ms said...

love it.. I did some balloon shots not long ago for a client.. Loved the red with the nebraska sky.

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

I agree I keep non keepers too.. plus I think the picture is pretty cool. ;)

Kristi said...

No marshmallows, but I was always a fan of the cotton candy clouds : ) Great inspiration!

Natalie said...

I actually saw the sky yesterday and thought of you and your sky pictures. :-) I'm chuckling because I my husband can't see the difference between 2pictures of mine sometimes that are obviously different to me. lol

jess@notyouraveragemommy.com said...

Well, I love it. It reminds me of that short film "The Red Balloon" I'm sure your kids could come up with something fun to do with it to the the $1.27 out of it ;)

Courtney from The Story of Us said...

I agree w/ Kristi...I liked the cotton candy clouds too. :) Nice contrast against the blue sky. Great idea & the fact that it only cost you $1.27 is fabulous!

Nat said...

great shot! What we do for photography...

Casey Martinez said...

what's not to like about this shot. I think it's fabulous!! You got a bright blue sky and a red balloon in great exposure!! I say bravo!!

Anna said...

Wow, 7th windiest, eh? Well I love your $1.27 shot, you have the best ideas! ..a true artist. ;)

Adeena said...

Cool idea! So patriotic of you. :D

Katie said...

Do you know how much you can buy with $1.27?! Way to go, frugalista!

...and a lol at silly boys...that sounds like something my husband would say!

Kathryn said...

What a fun idea! Sorry you missed those puffy clouds.....I saw them yesterday and thought "this would be a cool picture" but didn't have the time to get out the camera. I quit asking Mark's opinion on photo editing long ago. ha!