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MidFirst Ohio Challenge – hot air balloon festival – Middletown, Ohio, USA

Canon EOS Rebel XSi, f/5.6, 1/20 sec, ISO 800, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens @ 18 mm
Tripod mounted – 2 feet high, I was sitting on the ground for this shot
As is, straight out of the camera

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Comments

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 6 years ago

    Such a colourful subject and it must have been great to be there seeing the glow of the burners and enjoying the atmosphere, beautifully captured Rachel,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thanks Rod! I enjoyed photographing them. Now if I would just arrange to go up in one… I’ve always wanted to, I don’t know why I haven’t done it yet!

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 6 years ago

    Really great color! And clarity! Good work! :) Think I’m particle to your featured one on WB though. (just my opinion)

  • Thanks Ruth! Actually this is the one that was featured on WS. See for yourself: http://rides.webshots.com/photo/234737760002653... Is there another one you are thinking of?

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Jeannette Sheehy
    Jeannette Sheehyabout 6 years ago

    oh my gosh Rachel – this is beautiful. I have just posted a couple of photos of the Adirondack Balloon Festival – but I wasn’t able to get any pictures like this. It is stunning!!

  • Thank you so much, Jeannette! My night shots of this definitely turned out better than the daytime (well early evening) ones since the sky was very overcast. You can see both here on my Webshots account: http://rides.webshots.com/album/564198819YzrWwN I’m going to take a look at yours now.

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertabout 6 years ago

    I think it was the last one posted titled "winding down’……lol …

  • You really like that one better? This is one is much more colorful. Thanks for your input!

    – Rachel Stickney

  • ozecard
    ozecardabout 6 years ago

    What a fabulous image Rachel. You obviously have an eye for the excellent. I’m jealous!

  • Thanks so much, Jon! I appreciate you visiting and commenting on my work. :-)

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture!! :D

  • Hi Evita! Thank you so much!

    – Rachel Stickney

  • henrihan
    henrihanabout 6 years ago

    Wow, this is really something…! all burners on,a lovely glow and sight.

  • Hi Henri, thank you! First time I had seen a balloon glow in person and first attempt at capturing it too.

    – Rachel Stickney

  • AngieM
    AngieMabout 6 years ago

    how beautiful they glow at night!! i have never seen a night shot of balloons before!! very cool and a great shot!!!

  • H Angie, thanks! I appreciate your visit and comments! There was an announcer and he would count to three over the PA and then everyone would light their balloon for a few minutes.

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Tamara Bobst
    Tamara Bobstabout 6 years ago

    Amazing details and colors

  • Thanks so much!

    – Rachel Stickney

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 6 years ago

    Its great to see this fabulous balloon shot on RB.

  • Thank you Lyn! RB is so cool and fun, isn’t it?

    – Rachel Stickney

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