InfinitePhotography
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17 Comments | Report
DeonHamilton
 
DeonHamilton October 03, 2014
Awesome :-)
InfinitePhotography
InfinitePhotography October 04, 2014
Thank you
Remraf
 
Remraf May 31, 2015
Fantastic!
digger12 PRO
 
digger12 May 31, 2015
Beautiful Shot
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman May 31, 2015
Congratulations on being featured.
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK May 31, 2015
Great use of light. Congratulations on your Feature!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz May 31, 2015
Excellent work! Congratulations on your feature.:)
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell May 31, 2015
Larger than life shadow. really cool!
trishall72
 
trishall72 May 31, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
RobertWRozell
 
RobertWRozell June 01, 2015
Just magnificent, you should be proud of this one
MissKristineLynn
 
MissKristineLynn June 01, 2015
Incredible!!!
Sluss
 
Sluss June 02, 2015
Love This!!!
Sluss
 
Sluss June 04, 2015
Love this! Peace tranquility and nature
marinadewit
 
marinadewit June 08, 2015
Love!!
kerrydeshane
 
kerrydeshane September 16, 2015
good one
jasbrat1
 
jasbrat1 September 21, 2015
Beautiful shot love the light
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 14, 2017
Beautiful capture!
reginamullencramer
 
reginamullencramer October 08, 2018
great capture

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Mareeba, far north of Queensland in Australia. Otherwise known as the tablelands. On a farm paddock.
Time
The time of day was just after 7am.
Lighting
Because we started out early in the morning, well before sunrise, we watched the balloons inflate and then take off. Followed them to where they landed. This was another lift off from a farm as the sun was rising. I just happened to be in the right spot for the balloon to intercept.
Equipment
I own a canon 600d. Lens, I believe at the time, was my all-around 18-250mm. No tripod was used or flash. Just hand held.
Inspiration
At the time of my hot air balloon photos, I worked for a tourism company and had the opportunity to drive a group of tourists to do this adventure. Obviously, I took my camera because I had never seen balloons up close.
Editing
I always touch up my photos no matter how minute or intense. From a slight crop or straighten as much as changing the tone to reflect the mood. This one I bumped up the contrast, and played around with highlights and darks.
In my camera bag
I don't carry a lot with me. Most times it depends on the event or location to what I'll carry with me. If it's a beautiful sunny day, I'll grab just my camera with an all-around lens and take a macro with.
Feedback
Patience.... especially with animals and slow moving objects. The balloon was slowly rising and drifting off to the left, so I waited for it to just block the sun slightly. In another shot I did, a balloon is crossing in front of a country back road. I waited for it to centre over the road. I advise if you have hot air balloons in your area, try it. If you're not afraid of heights then go for the flight. (I'm too scared to.) Depending on your area, foggy mornings are the best! Feel free to check out my other balloon shots from early morning 5am with the fog.

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