This balloon is called “The Purple People Eater”, named after the popular song from the 1950s. You are not likely to find a herd of these creatures around!

It was an absolutely perfect day at the Montoursville Hot Air Balloon Festival in central Pennsylvania, USA. The sky was filled with striking colors dispersed among the friendly clouds above the Williamsport Municipal Airport in Montoursville, PA.

The photo was shot with a Canon EOS 10D camera using a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L zoom lens @ 70mm. The shutter speed was 1/180th sec at f/16. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. A Manfrotto tripod was used with a remote shutter release.

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© 2009 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 5 years ago

    Gene this is excellent. Where was it at?

  • Hi Joy. This was taken at a local Hot Air Balloon Festival, at the airport in Montoursville, Pennsylvania.

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesover 5 years ago

    This hot air balloon made me smile. Cute purple people eater.

  • Thanks, Wanda! It was the big HIT of the festival!

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 5 years ago

    So cute! Lovely work!

  • Thanks, Rainy! It was a very fun event and the “Purple People Eater” balloon was a real treat at the end of the day.

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Michelle BarlondSmith
    Michelle Barlo...over 5 years ago

    BRAVO BRAVO

  • Thanks!

    – Gene Walls

  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLover 5 years ago

  • Thank you very, very much for the Feature honor! I love your group! It is always there for a good healthy laugh whenever I need to have my spirits lifted!

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago

    WOW! well captured!

  • Thank you so much! It really is a very unusual balloon and everybody at the festival loved it.

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    Oh Lord! That is hilarious!!

  • Thanks, Sharon! That was the most outrageous balloon at the festival!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • clizzio
    clizzioover 5 years ago

    This is a riot! There is a group for smiles and one called “That’s Entertainment” There is also a group for funny photos but I can’t think of the name right now.

  • Thanks so much! The shot was featured in “LMAO Art”, but I’ll have to check out “That’s Entertainment”. Thanks for the tip!

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • SNAPPYDAVE
    SNAPPYDAVEover 4 years ago

    Dave and Kelly

  • Thank you so much for FEATURING my image in “‘Yer Pullin’ My Leg”!!! I really appreciate this kind honor, Dave & Kelly!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group

    Please stop by the Message Tab and view the features for today to see why this was featured. Thanks!

  • Yahooo! Thanks for this wonderful honor, Chris! I’m so happy and extremely proud to see my photo featured in “Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends”!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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