Beyond Rainbows (as-is) by Gene Walls

A hot air balloon that is so brilliant and colorful that rainbows simply refuse to appear in its presence!

The photo is totally “un-touched”, straight from the camera. It was taken with a Canon EOS 10D with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L telephoto zoom lens @ 200mm. The shutter speed was 1/350th sec at f/16. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. A Manfrotto tripod was used.

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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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  • Debbie Roelle
    Debbie Roellealmost 6 years ago

    I love this image, that balloon has awesome color

  • Thanks, Debbie! This is one of my favorite hot air balloons, ever.

    My best,


    – Gene Walls

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesalmost 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful balloon. Perfectly shot.

  • Thanks, Wanda! It is a beautiful balloon, for sure.


    – Gene Walls

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent work Gene, colours are brilliant.

  • Thank you very much, Joy!


    – Gene Walls

  • Nancy Polanski
    Nancy Polanskialmost 6 years ago

    This looks like it should be an advertisement for the Balloon company! There’s no way it could be any better than it is, Gene! It’s spectacular!

  • Thank you so much, Nancy. That is such a wonderful compliment! I truly appreciate it!



    – Gene Walls

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks, Rainy!


    – Gene Walls

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonalmost 6 years ago

  • Yahoo!!!! Thank you very much for the FEATURE. I am thrilled and honored!



    – Gene Walls

  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonalmost 6 years ago

    Magnificent. Well deserved! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you very much, Pamela!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 6 years ago

    Nicely done, the colors look great against the blue sky…gina

  • Thank you so much, Gina!

    My Best,


    – Gene Walls

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 6 years ago

  • That is wonderful news!! Thank you very much for the FEATURE!

    Most gratefully,


    – Gene Walls

  • Ellen  Price - Greenwald
    Ellen Price -...almost 6 years ago

    Just awesome ..Gene. Congrats on your features.
    You deserve them,my friend :-)

  • Thank you so much for your kind support!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

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