Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hot Air Balloons Over Orange County, NY

I saw these balloons around 6am while I was on my way to play golf and decided to pull over and see if I could get any good shots.  I will say that backlighting combined with moving subjects (even relatively slow ones) and ever changing light made for tricky conditions to shoot in, but i got some cool photos and am glad I stop the car and took my camera out.... Now if I had only played golf well.

Keep Makin' Art!


Rie said...

Hey Little Cuz,
Great shots. What an unexpected treat for you to have discover the balloons. My Dad, who was afraid of heights, took a balloon ride and said it was one of the best things to do../

Carl said...

Thanks Cuz.. Still waters ran deep with your dad. He was an inspiration.

Dave King said...

They're brilliant, what you've given us, but some shots of the golf would have been good!

Carl said...

Hi Dave - The balloons felt a little rushed, but I got a few good shots... I am not sure you can call what I did actually playing golf. It was my first time out in a year. Also I find it very difficult to carry a camera bag and a golf bag. I may need to get one of those tiny point and shoot cameras.