Hot Air Balloons!

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by sparklehorse, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. sparklehorse

    sparklehorse Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 4, 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    A few shots from the Tigard (Oregon) Festival of Balloons last weekend, all with either the E-P1 w7-14, or the GH1 w/14-140:

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    Gordon
     
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  2. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
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    Lovely shots. The third one is my favorite.
     
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  3. Really like the 1st shot. Leads the eye, like joining in the flight! All are captured very well. Congrats. Things like these would probably be shark bait in our neck of the woods :smile:
     
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  4. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
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    sparklehorse,

    I noticed you edited your post. The shot that was #2 is no longer there. Are you choosing not to keep it posted?
     
  5. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nice composition, clarity and saturation. Nice to see another double m4/3 shooter too.
     
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  6. sparklehorse

    sparklehorse Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 4, 2010
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    Gosh, sorry, I don't remember now which was originally #2. I may have added it back in. I got off to a bad start with this thread. I accidentally posted it before I was ready, then had to fix a bunch of stuff.

    Regards,
    Gordon
     
  7. sparklehorse

    sparklehorse Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 4, 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    Thanks! Yes, it was great to have the two camera bodies with me. Loved having that continuous range from ultra-wide to telephoto without the need to change lenses. Very helpful in a scenario like this where things are changing quickly. And the compact size of these cameras makes carrying two of them easy.

    Gordon
     
  8. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member Charter Member

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    No problem. Number 2 is now number 8. For some reason, I really like the composition.
     
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  9. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nice subject + good shooting = beautiful pictures!!!

    That more than deserves one :thumbup:

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  10. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Thanks Gordon for these beautiful series. Hot air balloons we see a lot where I live.
    A friend of mine runs a company that specializes in hot air balloons. Click here.
    (sorry it's in dutch)
     
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  11. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Wonderful set Gordon, thanks for sharing. :2thumbs:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  12. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer Charter Member

    Wonderful invention I reckon those balloons, you captured the fun and now I want to have a ride. Little balloons when you're a kid and large ones when you're big. Big kid's, thats all we are aye:)
    I like 7 & 8, you've got a really nice depth of field. Did you use centre focus or multipoint?

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  13. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    I think my favorite is #8, too, but they are all great to see - I love hot air balloons! I've never gone up in one, but would love to...as long as it was a very, very calm day.:biggrin:

    The colors and shapes are glorious!

    I'll always remember a day many years ago, inside my brother's house...and we heard the strangest noise...we thought the boiler/furnace was going to explode!:eek: Finally we ended up outside and what to our amazement did we hear but someone calling out "Hello!" from up above us - two people in a hot air balloon very, very slowly and quite low down, drifting across the treetops!:2thumbs:
     
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  14. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    What a great subject to photograph. I love them all!
     
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