Weekly Photos – Flying High

Originally, last weeks post was going to be my last from the balloon festival, but I really liked how this photo came out and wanted to show it off.

The photo below is from the sunset launch on the first day of the festival.  It was very much an unplanned shot.  I was busily taking photos of balloons preparing to launch when I looked up and noticed one of them was already up in the air and almost directly over me.

I had my wide angle lens on at the time so was able get a lot of sky in the shot.


Photo Information

  • Date Taken: 07/11/2015 17:45:51
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Exposure: 1/400 s at f/11.0
  • ISO: 800
  • Lens: 11.0-16.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 16.0 mm
  • Flash: Did not fire
  • Exposure Program: Aperture priority
  • Metering Mode: Center Weight

You can buy this photo here or browse through other photos in my gallery


10 thoughts on “Weekly Photos – Flying High

  1. I’ve enjoyed all your balloon shots, with your interesting angles. With this photogenic balloon, I like the bright colours and pattern, and the touch of “op-art” effect you got in this shot. 🙂 I like that you have extra sky on the left to give space and a feeling of movement. When I “cropped” your image with my hand on the screen, closing in more on the balloon itself, the effect was definitely more static, like a still life of a balloon. Now I want to go for a balloon ride in the big blue sky! 🙂


  2. I agree with Arlene. The joy of photography is to just put yourself in the right place/moment and you never know what you’ll get, if you’re ready. I’ve missed some great photo opts by not having my camera with me at that moment.

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