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Old Sep 6, 2009, 9:42 PM   #1
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Three hot air balloons went over us this morning...
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Old Sep 6, 2009, 9:44 PM   #2
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These 3 shots are the best of about a dozen I took fairly quickly, the balloons can move quite fast.
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All taken with my K20D and Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED hand held.
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Really nice shots. I always love shooting these guys. I like #1 the best because of the color contrasts and a beautiful sky.

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Excellent photos Rod.
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 12:13 AM   #6
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great photos
i like the second one
a good perspective of the balloon

i recently went up in one, just outside Northam
and can agree that they move fast
my photos didnt come out to brilliant
the lighting was very flat
the landscape even flatter
and once you have seen one paddock you have seen them all
some things i did learn
you cant take bags on board, so stuff your pockets with lenses
ther eisnt much room to manouver in the basket
once you are in a position you stay there
fisheyes whilst different are not a great lens in a balloon
there are heaps of wires and ropes dangling in the way

if you want to have a look at results they are on my site
http://www.johndolphin.net/photos/ca....php?cat_id=94
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Thank You Paul, GW and John.

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Terrific shots ,Rodney. I have to agree with Paul on liking #1 the best. I would like to take a ride in one someday.

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The lighting on the first one is outstanding! However, my favorite is the second one, it's such a great perspective. The third one is also excellent, a lovely series.
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Thank You Harriet and Lou.

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