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Bagan Sunrise Balloon Ride



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10 Comments |
Free-Spirit
 
Free-Spirit June 04, 2020
Congratulations for your award!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 04, 2020
Amazing capture. Congrats!
pamelamortimer Platinum
 
pamelamortimer June 04, 2020
Great job!
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margaretgodfrey June 04, 2020
Wow, great shot. Congrats on People's Choice :)
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Joviaal June 05, 2020
Hi Frank, Congratulations on your win with this beautiful image.
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terrymccollum October 31, 2020
AWESOME Photo!
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melissaknapp November 02, 2020
I love this so much.
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Taoskitty August 05, 2023
beautiful
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ClaritaBethCanlasMiller December 21, 2023
congrats on peoples choice award
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JayneBug December 21, 2023
Stunning. Congratulations on your PC award.
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Behind The Lens

Location

This image was made at the famous morning balloon launching at Bagan, Myanmar.

Time

This was taken fairly early in the morning. Our guide had taken us to scout out a special location the day before which worked out great for the morning we went to photograph the liftoff. We were at the location well before sunrise.

Lighting

One thing we found in Asian countries we have visited, the sunrises tend to start off rather lack lustre and then explode into warm tones as the sun begins to rise and shine through the humidity of the early morning as seen here.

Equipment

Nothing special for equipment, just my Nikon D7500 with a 18-300mm zoom lens, hand held. No filters used.

Inspiration

The morning balloon liftoff in Bagan, Myanmar is world famous. Getting to where the balloons were actually taking off might have been more interesting, but I was happy with the results we got.

Editing

Only minor post-processing done like slight contrast bump.

In my camera bag

I usually carry two camera bodies, both Nikon. My go to 18-300mm zoom lens, a 10-20 wide zoom. Try to pack as light as possible.

Feedback

If you are in at a special destination, be sure to get out and photograph what makes its special. If its the famous balloon liftoff in Bagan, Myanmar or the famous sunrise at Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia. If possible, try to find a unique location from which to shoot by scouting out possible locations a day or two beforehand.

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