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who doesn't like Balloons ?

if you want to travel to Topeka Kansas


Huff 'n Puff

44th Annual Huff 'n Puff Balloon Rally!

September 6 - 8, 2019, Topeka KS

LOCATION:

Mount Hope Cemetery, Funeral Chapel & Reception Center
Event Entrances from SW Fairlawn and SW Huntoon, Topeka KS.

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Schedule
Tentative Schedule of Events Open To The Public

Friday, September 6, 2019

4:00 PM Vendor Booths and Activities Open
4:00 PM Volunteer & Sponsor Check-In at the Great Plains Balloon Club Info Tent/Trailer
6:00 - 7:00 PM Balloon Flight Launch Window
7:30 - 8:30 PM Balloon Glow

Saturday, September 7, 2019

6:55 - 8:00 AM Balloon Flight Launch Window
4:00 PM Children's "Balloon Discovery":
Advance Registration Required
Children in Grades 4-8
$15 Registration Fee
Class size is limited, and filling fast!
Event Field, Mount Hope Cemetery, SW Huntoon and Fairlawn, Topeka KS
4:00 PM Vendor Booths and Activities Open
4:00 PM Volunteer & Sponsor Check-In at the Great Plains Balloon Club Info Tent/Trailer
5:00 PM Ballet Performance
5:30 PM Gymnastics Performance
6:00 - 7:00 PM Balloon Flight Launch Window
7:30 - 8:30 PM The "Mount Hope Balloon Glow"

Sunday, September 8, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 AM Balloon Flight Launch Window

Pre-Rally Events:
Crew Training - Public Is Invited
Saturday, August 24th at 6:00 PM
Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka KS.

Media Flight
Wednesday, Sept 4, 6:00 AM.
Meet at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka KS
Media Morning Balloon Glow
Friday Sept 6, 5:30 AM.
Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka KS


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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
if you want to travel to Topeka Kansas


Huff 'n Puff

44th Annual Huff 'n Puff Balloon Rally!

September 6 - 8, 2019, Topeka KS

LOCATION:

Mount Hope Cemetery, Funeral Chapel & Reception Center
Event Entrances from SW Fairlawn and SW Huntoon, Topeka KS.

______________________

Schedule
Tentative Schedule of Events Open To The Public

Friday, September 6, 2019

4:00 PM Vendor Booths and Activities Open
4:00 PM Volunteer & Sponsor Check-In at the Great Plains Balloon Club Info Tent/Trailer
6:00 - 7:00 PM Balloon Flight Launch Window
7:30 - 8:30 PM Balloon Glow

Saturday, September 7, 2019

6:55 - 8:00 AM Balloon Flight Launch Window
4:00 PM Children's "Balloon Discovery":
Advance Registration Required
Children in Grades 4-8
$15 Registration Fee
Class size is limited, and filling fast!
Event Field, Mount Hope Cemetery, SW Huntoon and Fairlawn, Topeka KS
4:00 PM Vendor Booths and Activities Open
4:00 PM Volunteer & Sponsor Check-In at the Great Plains Balloon Club Info Tent/Trailer
5:00 PM Ballet Performance
5:30 PM Gymnastics Performance
6:00 - 7:00 PM Balloon Flight Launch Window
7:30 - 8:30 PM The "Mount Hope Balloon Glow"

Sunday, September 8, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 AM Balloon Flight Launch Window

Pre-Rally Events:
Crew Training - Public Is Invited
Saturday, August 24th at 6:00 PM
Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka KS.

Media Flight
Wednesday, Sept 4, 6:00 AM.
Meet at Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka KS
Media Morning Balloon Glow
Friday Sept 6, 5:30 AM.
Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka KS
Do you have to pay your funeral expenses in advance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by steve_k Quote
Do you have to pay your funeral expenses in advance
But I'm sure, they will do you a good deal on the day... preferably before you go up in one of these contraptions.
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if any one is interested in this event

the local brick and mortar photo store has a class the day before

" Join us for a class offering tips and techniques in making photos at balloon rallies and other public events. Cider Days, sunflower fields, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, tailgating parties all provide opportunities for fun and creative picture making. Canon photo experts will offer tips and techniques for getting better photos in tricky lighting situations. Learn about easy exposure control with mirrorless camera “on the fly exposure correction”. See how Canon has added this benefit to their new EOS SL3 SLR camera.

Date: Thursday September 5
Time: 7- 9 pm
Location: Wolfe’s Classroom
Cost: $17 per person
Class Arrival Gift: Receive a new ProMaster Lens & Screen Cleaner and Blower Dusting Brush Free. ($17 value) "

follow link to register

Balloon Rally and Fall Festival Photography | Wolfe's Camera Shop | Topeka KS

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well I went last night and this morning

not going to be able to be back

you can find the photos through out the forums or go to my flickr.com account

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I like all of those shots. Getting close to the launches is much better than being at a distance. Interesting lens choices.

I went to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and it's a little bit overwhelming. If the weather cooperates they can launch five or six hundred balloons in two hours. I mostly used the 18-135 because of the range of focal lengths.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
I like all of those shots. Getting close to the launches is much better than being at a distance. Interesting lens choices.

I went to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and it's a little bit overwhelming. If the weather cooperates they can launch five or six hundred balloons in two hours. I mostly used the 18-135 because of the range of focal lengths. . . .
thank you. I'm pretty satisfied with the results, considering it was my first attempts.

my initial thoughts were the wide angle - Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM to capture the largest amount I could and the telephoto HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE
for those aloft.

then I just played with those two

most of the balloons weren't going aloft, due to the winds, it was feared they were destined to come down in fields filled by crops, an expensive no no as the balloons owners would have to make good any loss by the farmer , that is what I was told when I asked why they weren't going up.

I was advised to head to Albuquerque where the balloons flew the " square " and returned to the launch point
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this might be of interest to some

" UP UP AND AWAY IN [ THE ] BEAUTIFUL BALLOON " Photo OP in Albuquerque - PentaxForums.com

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