Balloon Boy

A boy is dragged by his mother up St. Patrick’s Street at the Ceili Mor. He was playing with a balloon by punching it continually. I saw him approach and as luck would have it, err, I mean, I quickly composed this shot. I love the expression on his face and I’m very happy that I caught this moment!




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    micki September 20, 2006

    Nice catch!! The blurred string shows the action that the little boy was doing!

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    Flickr: EnoMetis September 20, 2006

    EnoMetis has posted a comment:

    Yeah it is a nice shot!

    Balloon Boy

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    Eric September 20, 2006

    ha! i love the kid’s expression 🙂

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    urbanghost September 21, 2006

    nice shot.

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    Flickr: conmike12 September 20, 2006

    conmike12 has posted a comment:

    Great capture,very nice expression caught.

    Balloon Boy

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    Flickr: Ed' February 13, 2009

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Hardcore Balloon Photography, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

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    shaddowknight October 15, 2009

    What caught my eye and questions my mind are the little legs behind the boy in the stroller that looks like a girl with a band-aid or bump on one leg and a TRIBAL TATTOO on the other. WHAT!? I don’t know what it is really, but that’s a pretty serious gash if it’s not some kind of kid decal from a birthday party. I love pictures that capture accidental images. Or moments in time that were thought of as ordinary, before they became extraordinary – Like the guy who was filming the JFK motorcade. There is such a story behind them. Oh…and the kid with the balloon is cool too. 🙂 I love how everyone else is just legs…this is the world from his perspective. 🙂

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    Montmorency Falls October 19, 2009

    […] have been searching for the boy since the story broke. Searching online that is. On that day, my Balloon Boy was the number 1 hit for that phrase in Canada (and elsewhere) and this site served an extra 10,000 […]

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    sal October 20, 2009

    what a wonderful picture

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    TREBOR_ZAL October 23, 2009

    It does look like a
    “Tribal Tattoo”

    seeing alot of this lately….THANK GOODNESS it’s not on her back……….every time my grandmother bends over to get a cake out of the oven …..i see that tattoo…….not good……….

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