Great Forest Park Balloon Race September 21, 2013 by barnsis

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The Great Forest Park Balloon Race, celebrating its 41st anniversary this year, is unique in that it originates from the middle of a major city, St. Louis, Missouri. Attendance is free to more than 150,000 spectators who come out to watch 70 world-class balloon pilots compete in a race that is almost as exciting from the ground as it is in the air. We were in street side parking on the first street south of Forest Park where the balloons took off from. I don’t know about 70 balloons because I thought we stayed until after they were all in the air and I took photos of every balloon to rise from the park. There are 34 balloons in this composite photo so I don’t know where the rest of them are.

I made a sky colored base image 10000X10000 pixels then added 34 layers to this base image, one balloon at a time. I didn’t want to post one image after another, what can you say after you have commented on one balloon, so I decided to show them all this way!

All images take with Nikon D90 with Nikkor 300mm lens on auto focus.


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  • ctheworld
    ctheworld11 months ago

    Awesome display!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • ♥⊱ B. Randi Bailey
    ♥⊱ B. Randi Ba...11 months ago

    Fun piece…and nice job of layering!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke11 months ago

    Gorgeous capture. Love all those beautiful colors.

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Betts11 months ago

    What a wonderful sight this must of been to see the hot air balloons rising, and so much colour and activity on the ground. Looking forward to seeing more of your images from this day.

  • Thank you Karen, I think I will post a few of the flashier ones.

    – barnsis

  • jchanders
    jchanders11 months ago

    Fascinating indeed.

  • Thank you Sir

    – barnsis

  • PineSinger
    PineSinger11 months ago

    Nice collage of all these wonderfully colorful balloons!

  • Thank you Sis

    – barnsis

  • John44
    John4411 months ago

    Fantastic !!

  • Thank you John

    – barnsis

  • lorilee
    lorilee11 months ago

    Amazing work!!!

  • Thank you Lori

    – barnsis

  • Pauline Evans
    Pauline Evans11 months ago

    Well, I thought surely this wasn’t a capture of all of them at once! Balloons are so pretty…we have a balloon race in Louisville every year for the Ky Derby.

  • Thank you, no it is not possible as you know to get them all together like this (:>)

    – barnsis

  • ctheworld
    ctheworld11 months ago

  • Thank you very much, such a neat surprise.

    – barnsis

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