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OrionBR21 January 08, 2015
The time of day, weather conditions, and colors made for one beautiful shot! Great job!
 
patrickjoconnor March 09, 2015
Stunning photo Carol stunning
CarolPlummer March 10, 2015
Thank you!
 
julianmakaa March 24, 2015
great shot
 
julianmakaa March 24, 2015
great shot
CarolPlummer April 07, 2015
Thank you.
 
joerush April 07, 2015
Wonderful
CarolPlummer April 07, 2015
Thank you.
 
LucyLoo April 11, 2015
Superb Photo, marvellous comp, lighting and fabulous atmosphere. Wonderful adventure :-D
CarolPlummer April 11, 2015
Thank you!
 
pstavs April 22, 2015
Outstanding!
CarolPlummer April 22, 2015
Thank you.
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howie516 April 25, 2015
Such a beautiful photo, a wonderful feeling as I look at this one, very nice!
CarolPlummer April 26, 2015
Thank you.
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sharlenescarboroughdodds August 22, 2015
FANTASTIC! Glorious Carol this is an Extrodinary Photo Well Done
 
davidbidmead August 24, 2015
Stunning capture ! Congrats and good luck !
 
akashsudhakaran September 10, 2015
what to say
amazing shot :)
 
lindabudd September 21, 2015
This is the most AMAZING perspective!! bloody well done, I would be soooo pleased to have taken a photo like this with such wonderful colours, scenery and subject! FABULOUS! :D
 
julieday September 26, 2015
Absolutely Beautiful!
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ModifiedImages October 10, 2015
Stunning image!
 
closedrop February 05, 2016
that's such a great picture I get shivers watching it!
 
Angel1957 March 14, 2016
Its like living a fairy tale
 
aanygraphic May 01, 2016
superbb!
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tomwillis December 23, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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tomwillis December 23, 2016
You chose a great composition and exposure to capture the mood of the morning. Delightful image, Carol.
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adavies February 08, 2017
Fantastic! Love this...awesome pov! Really well done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Outdoor Events challenge:)
https:// viewbug.com/challenge/outdoor-events-fairs-concerts-marketsany-outdoor-event-photo-challenge-by-adavies
 
podesta September 02, 2017
Awesome
 
koosdenhaan December 02, 2017
A great shot

Ballon Ride



View of the NC BalloonFest from a balloon
View of the NC BalloonFest from a balloon
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Behind The Lens

Location
I was riding in a hot air balloon at the BalloonFest in Statesville, NC. It was my first time in a hot air balloon. I wanted to photograph the hot air balloons, but I wanted a different perspective than most photographers get. So, I decided to see what I could get from inside one of the other balloons.
Time
The balloons began to take off right after sunrise. We were moving directly into the rising sun.
Lighting
It was early morning light, just after sunrise. The pictures I took with my back to the sun were in perfect light. However, to get this shot I was shooting directly into the rising sun. So, I was concerned that all of the balloons would just be black silhouettes if I wasn't careful.
Equipment
This shot was taken with a Canon T5 and a Tamron 18-200mm lens. It was a hand held shot. No other equipment. The balloon basket was only large enough for me and the pilot. There was no room for any additional equipment.
Inspiration
When I looked at the balloons flying in front of me, into the sun, I noticed that I could see the sun beams through the balloons. I also noticed the bit of fog. It seems so dreamy and serene. I was just hoping that I could capture the feeling in my picture.
Editing
I did just a little post-processing on this picture. I did some highlight and shadow adjustments in Lightroom. It may have benefited from more, but I just really liked the way it looked out of the camera, so I didn't want to do too much to it.
In my camera bag
I do a lot of different types of photography (since it is just a hobby for me, I shoot whatever catches my eye that day). So, I pack my bag based on my plans. If I am going to shoot wildlife, I will pack my Canon 6D and my Sigma 150-500mm and my Canon T5 with my Tamron 70-200mm (I do like to always carry two cameras, just in case). If I am doing landscapes or street photography, I normally pack my Canon 6D and my Tamron 24-70mm or my Canon 50mm. I always have filters, extra batteries, extra SD cards and maybe my external flash in the bag.
Feedback
My advice for capturing a photo like this one is to remember that sometimes you have to put yourself in the right place to get the shot. I would have never been able to get this shot without being in one of the balloons.

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