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Balloon in the Mist
Lens: DA 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 WR Camera: K30 Photo Location: Wollondilly NSW. ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: Adinfinitum, 05-13-2013, 11:00 PM

I was driving to work yesterday, feeling under the weather (no pun intended). I had my camera next to me, you know, just in case. The clouds were grey and uninteresting and I really didn't feel like doing anything but getting to work. Then...

I came over the hill, the clouds broke and this confronted me. It was as if the heavens were daring me to drive on by.

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05-14-2013, 07:19 AM   #2
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Just go to show you that things get better when you are "over the hill." Nice capture with some beautiful colors and the misty dreamlike quality in the foreground.
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How cool. I've seen a number of great balloon shots over the years, but none come close to being so evocative as this one. A very nice photo, Tony.

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Wow now that is a whole combination of right place and right time - stunning colors.

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sweet shot, great colors and well composed.
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Stunning, beautiful. Thank You! These are the moments you really want the camera...and you did.
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Balloon shots don't get much better than this one, well done.
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Simply awesome shot.

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Thank you very much slowpez, sailor, daacon, piotr, johan, kerrowdown and leptim. Your words are inspiring. Of interest, I stayed for a little while longer (making me late for work) and watched it for about 30 minutes when it made a 'touch-and-go' in the field. I'll post a picture when I've finished processing it.
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I can only echo everyone else... gorgeous and inspiring image.
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Thank you kindly tessfully

As I mentioned above, just for interest here is a picture taken 30 minutes later as the balloon was about to touch down.


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