This is my sixth and final shot from our balloon trip over the desert near Dubai, and one of my favourites of the set. As you'll see, if you take a look at the original, it's a combination of two separate images rather than a single frame. My reason for combining the two is because I simply couldn't get the shot I wanted: I was jammed up against the section of the basket next to the pilot, trying to grab shots with a 15mm fisheye without getting in his way - hoping that I'd get a close up of one of the gas bottles that included his hand. I didn't. Initially, I processed the main shot without his hand, but the more I looked at it the more I realised that it just wasn't the same without his hand: the scale and context were more difficult to determine, it lacked a human element, and so on. So, I borrowed his hand from the frame after next and pasted it in. Let me know if you think it works.

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7.25am on 11/3/11
Canon 5D Mark II
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