The Flying Dolphin

flying dolphin

A dolphin balloon flies into the air over Fitzgerald’s Park last summer.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/2000s

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11 Comments

  1. Gamma Goblin Reply

    Cool! Well spotted!

    http://gammagoblin.blogspot.com

  2. richard Reply

    The flying dolphin is the name of a hydrofoil ferry company that operates in the Aegean sea around the Greek Cyclades islands. In 1996 I had the misfortune to drink all night on one island with my wife (then girlfriend) and then suffer a choppy ride on a flying dolphin to the next island – all our towels and a few plastic bags were used by my wife who suffered ‘some nausea’ and saved her liver having to deal with the large vodkas from the previous night.

    Your flying dolphin is much nicer!

  3. Donncha Reply

    Richard – you didn’t suffer at all? This photo must bring back some unpleasant memories :)

    I hate long ferry journeys. Took the ferry to France in 2nd year as an exchange student many years ago and did not have a pleasant time with the heaving seas…

    http://inphotos.org/

  4. geraldine Reply
  5. richard Reply

    My cast iron stomach meant that all I got was a bag full of sick and dirty towels. Still I learned that ‘flying dolphin’ and ‘feeling horribly sick’ were not mutually exclusive concepts.

    The ironic thing was that we took the flying dolphin because it was ‘quicker’. – mainly quicker to get sick on!

    As I said before, the image and the title are great.

  6. patty Reply
  7. Randolph Quan Reply

    Hi Folks, first time commenting!

    Its a nice and simple photo….Just brings back memories of me letting go of a balloon as a child and then screaming my face off because I lost it. “noooooooo!”

    http://www.randolphquan.com

  8. Wysterior Reply

    Pretty cool photoblog and postprocessing, I like your work very much. Greetings from Switzerland
    Bye
    Wys

    http://www.wysterior.com

  9. Gamma Goblin Reply

    Jeez is nobody going to mention Pink Floyd? :) btw the “cool” in my comment above was a “cool, looks very nice” as opposed to a “cool, a balloon in the sky”.

    http://gammagoblin.blogspot.com

  10. Solo Life Reply

    Nice object, so contrast with the BG.

    http://www.mintorogo.com

  11. Detour Reply

    Well spotted.
    So where do all the helium balloons end up when they float off like that?

    http://dfunkd.com/detour

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