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The rest of the balloons were already on their way. This “formal couple” had decided that it would be best to arrive fashionably late. That’s the best way to get properly noticed, you know.

This image was captured at 6:22pm on September 18th, 2010 at the evening balloon launch of the Lycoming Rotary Hot Air Balloon Festival.

The Rotary Club of Lycoming County presented this weekend event at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in the town of Hughesville, in north central Pennsylvania, USA.

This image was shot with a Canon EOS 10D DSLR camera, with a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM professional Ultra-Wide Angle lens at the 30mm focal length. The camera’s ISO was set to 100 with an aperture of f/8 and shutter speed of 1/500th second. A Monfrotto tripod and “Pistop Grip” ball head were used.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2010 Gene Walls

All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Artwork may not be reproduced or altered by any process without the express written permission of the artist. A copyright watermark is embedded within the image to guarantee successful prosecution, in the event of any violation.

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balloons, flight, formal, hot air balloon, hot air balloons, launch, lighter than air, tuxedo

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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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 4 years ago

    excellent title, beautiful capture !
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you so kindly, Francis! I’m really glad you like how this title goes with the photo. Much appreciated!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.almost 4 years ago

    LOL … what a fun looking balloon.

  • Thanks, Fran! I love the design of this balloon, too. It’s wonderful to see this one on the ground or in the air.

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • icesrun
    icesrunalmost 4 years ago

    I love the bow tie balloon. Wonderful capture!

  • Thanks, Ciana! That balloon is really special to me too!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • trueblvr
    trueblvralmost 4 years ago

    Gene, this is great……glad you captured that evening on the Ritz one. Di

  • Thanks a lot, Di! I’ve seen this same balloon at three different festivals. It always brings big smiles to every ones face!

    Kindest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • trueblvr
    trueblvralmost 4 years ago

    P.S. I think ythey are getting properly notices even without being fashionabley late. hahaha. Di

  • You’re right!

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot !!!

  • Thanks a bunch!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much for featuring my photo in “The World As We See It, or as we missed it”! This honor is greatly appreciated!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 4 years ago

    Perfect title! Great shot!

  • Thank you very kindly, Barbara!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonalmost 4 years ago

    So neat Gene! hope you are feeling better. take care, Linda

  • Thanks, Linda! I’m starting to feel a lot better now. Much appreciated.

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Jan  Tribe
    Jan Tribealmost 4 years ago

    What a fun sight! All dressed up for their flight!!! …lol… great capture!

  • Thank you so much, Jan! I’ve seen this balloon at three balloon festivals …it’s always a big hit with the people.

    Kindest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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