Day 153 : Pink Balloon, Blue Sky

I borrowed my daughter's pink balloon while she laid down for an afternoon nap. Don't worry, I didn't let the lofty thing get away from me.


It's still here to greet her when she wakes.


(This shot was taken using the "through the viewfinder" technique with my Kodak Duaflex II).

  • lux & the unicorn 6y

    This is really great! I love the pink and the blue together.
  • dianne vallier 6y

    balloon pictures make me happy. :)
    and this image makes for a great TTV - nicely done!
  • marianna schmidt 6y

    thats so sweet! : )
    balloons are like the custes thing in the world. and i love what you did with the compositions and edition here, lovely.

    and no, unfortunely i'm not going anywhere. but if i do, i'll certainly buy my map there. haha.
  • Gillian Simpson 6y

    this is amazing. i love it.

    how did you get that scratchy 'frame'?x
  • MonkeyBandit 6y


    CellarDoor - The scratchy frame is done by shooting through the viewfinder of an old Kodak Duaflex II. There are several groups dedicated to this shooting style here on flickr and it's lots of fun.
  • Gillian Simpson 6y

    thanks!!! finally...someone who answered me :D x

    (everyone else i've asked just ignore my question. i thought it was some secret tehehehehehe).
  • Gillian Simpson 6y

    oh do you just shoot with the kodak camera or use your digital camera with it? i'd love to know...i envy these kind of shots!! x
  • MonkeyBandit 6y

    No problem! I think we are all here to learn and try new things. I point my digital camera through a cardboard tube (to block out light) at the viewfinder of my Kodak Duaflex II.

    Day 067 : Kodak Duaflex II by MonkeyBandit

    There is a great tutorial here -

    And you can see some of my other ttv shots here -

    Good luck!
  • Jennifer Holcombe 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called \\*W*H*I*M*S*I*C*A*L*//, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Clara Williams 6y

    The bright balloon against the blue sky is great.
  • HeyHarriet! 6y

    This is just lovely. The image reminds me of one of my fave films called 'The flight of The Red Balloon'...and yes I know that your balloon is pink. I'm pretending it is a faded red ;)
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