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Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S DX ED 18-200mm VR lens at f5.3, 1/400sec, ISO 200, 80mm, 09.20.2013.

The 41st Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury, Warren County, New York, USA.

This is the largest Hot Air Balloon gathering on the east coast.

The airborne balloon, by the way, is in focus. Besides being registered, they are aircraft, eacn balloon has a unique color scheme that sets it apart…. sometimes very obvious, sometimes not.

*Featured: “Retired and Happy” – September 23, 2013
*Featured: “As Is Photography” – September 24, 2014
*Featured: “All About New York State” – September 25, 2013
*Featured: “A Vision of Flight Photography Group” – October 3, 2013

John has had a camera in front of his face for the better part of 60 years and will continue until he gets it right! Please respect the applicable domestic and international copyrights…. Enjoy, purchase or save if you like, but no publication, any media, without written permission.

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  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    Something I have always wanted to ride it!!! An excellent capture John!!! Bill

  • You are part of the wind…. Bill, if you get the chance do it! One time about 10 tears ago at this festival. Thank you so much for your very kind comment, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...over 1 year ago

    To see all featured images and to leave comments click HERE

  • Thomas… Thank you so very much for this honor and recognition, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 1 year ago

    Great catch John.

  • Steven, thank you so very much… always Appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 1 year ago

    Love this John, looks bright and exciting.

  • Thank you for this kind comment and favorite…. very much appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 1 year ago

    And congratulations on the feature.

  • Thank you, sir!!

    – John Schneider

  • MotherNature2
    MotherNature2over 1 year ago

    This looks like such fun, John! How beautiful the balloons are and even the crowd is colorful:>) Congratulations on your feature in Retired and Happy – FAVE:>).

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment and favorite, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonover 1 year ago

    love it john! our nephew’s band was playing right before it started raining! would have loved to have been there! have a great one!

  • We went Friday, the weather forecasts pointed to it as the best day of the weekend. This is always a major event, but every time we go seems to be larger crowds then the year before. Linda, thank you for your comment, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 1 year ago

    A great place for photography. I can’t seem to bring myself to fight the crowds. You did good John!

  • I was shocked at the amount of people there on a Friday, getting out is a bear. Thanks for the comment, maybe I’ll see you this weekend at Hemmings/SAM show.

    – John Schneider

  • Kevin Krueger
    Kevin Kruegerover 1 year ago

    You got color all right! Never had the opportunity to go aloft in one. Would be great to shoot photos from an air borne basket! Nicely taken John!

  • Thank you, Kevin! If the weather co-operates I try to make it every year. I have some 35mm shots, 10/12 years ago when I took a spin.

    – John Schneider

  • John Sharp
    John Sharpover 1 year ago

    Great shot John. Lovely colours and relaxed flying!

  • John, thank you for your terrific comment, appreciated! It is the landing that can sometimes bre a challenge :)

    – John Schneider

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