When Balloons Kiss

When Balloons Kiss

By |2012-06-24T11:23:26+00:00Jun 24th, 2012|

I had such a blast shooting the Tigard Festival of Balloons last night. It was the first time ever being in front of these awesome and massive things. Hopes kept meandering all day with the fickle Portland weather, but in the end, the call to move forward with the Glow was made along with a jaw-dropping sky serving as the backdrop.

It was so wonderful to shoot with +Nicole S. Young, +David Daniels, +Brian Bonham and +Lars Gustafson. I’ve got some more shots to share, but they require a bit more time for some creative masking and stylization. For now, here is a shot of two balloons kissing. :)

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  1. Justin Hill June 24, 2012 at 10:51 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash Beautiful shot.

  2. Ralph Troppmann June 24, 2012 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Nice scene!

  3. onnie hull June 24, 2012 at 10:53 am - Reply

    stunning!!! i love it!

  4. Hans Hao June 24, 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

    nice, love it

  5. Shannon S. Myers June 24, 2012 at 10:57 am - Reply

    love the light…. you need to go to Albuquerque sometime! I went last year for the first time and it was so much fun!

  6. Ali Elhajj June 24, 2012 at 11:02 am - Reply

    balloon love :)  There's going to be a festival in Orlando where 50 or so balloons will be launching.  Can't wait!

  7. Rose Badlani June 24, 2012 at 11:09 am - Reply


  8. Jason Jakober June 24, 2012 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Are you sure this wasn't the Panther Festival of Balloons?  

  9. Lars Gustafson June 24, 2012 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Nice study in cool/warm contrast. Can't wait to see the rest!

  10. Brian Matiash June 24, 2012 at 11:20 am - Reply

    +Shannon S. Myers Trust me, it is on the bucket list for sure!

  11. Peter Kwan June 24, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Great composition and mix off warm and cool ambience.

  12. Cheryl McGregor June 24, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

    They used to do a Glow in downtown Phoenix.  The contrast of these big balloons inflating and glowing surrounded by high rise office towers was cool.  

  13. Michael Hatten June 24, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash Bend Oregon is having their Balloons over Bend event July 20-22 at river bend park.
    With the backdrop of the Oregon Cascades for the launch and reflections in the Deschutes river for the night glow will make the event quite picturesque.

  14. Scott Wyden Kivowitz June 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Doing that next month. So excited. Beautiful shot dude. Love the pop!

  15. Mandy Sloan June 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    This is really cool. But I think they are chest bumping, and not kissing :)

  16. Shelly Gunderson June 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Lovely!  Colorful!

  17. Chuck Mitchell June 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Great shot Brian!

  18. edith Levy June 28, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Stunning image Brian. I attended your Potpourri webinar the other day and it was awesome. Thanks so much.

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