Yesterday the sky was overcast so the balloon photos don’t have much in the way of a nice, sharp blue sky as background. I didn’t mind so much, it being my first hot air balloon race and never having been that close to the balloons before. I thought the balloons, themselves, added enough color, though I think some of it is lost in the photos. I used a polarizing lens with the film camera and hopefully these might be more colorful.
The following are my favorite photos from the day, from my digital camera. I actually liked the white background on the red and blue balloon, and the flame showing through the balloon vents. And the lack of background color didn’t matter much to the one that’s a closeup of the burner and balloon ‘throat’.
But I’ve beat your bandwidth enough, and will refrain from photos for a post. Or two.