Sunday, August 24, 2014
Sometimes cool things happen - but they don't if you don't get out there and shoot. I try to shoot everyday. It is good discipline and good for my soul.
Nikon 70-200 2.8
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
You might say I stalk hot air balloons. If I see them I chase them.
One of the key elements in a ballooning photograph is obvious the balloon. This balloon is one of my favorites in the Omaha area because of the bright colors. They just pop.
Another key element are clouds. A balloon with a clear blue sky - it is OK. A balloon with a grey sky - not so much. But a balloon with some cool clouds that add depth and drama - very cool.
I took this shot last night. I was out walking my dog when a balloon rose up in the Elkhorn River valley east of Valley, NE. The chase was on.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
I went this year with Linda and some friends. They had never been before. So it was very fun to share it with them.
As the balloons are inflating I like to get the 70-200 out and compress the scene. It is fast and furious shooting because there is movement and lift off happening pretty fast. You just grab what you can.
This is a pretty small ballooning event. 6-8 balloons. Some day I am going to go to a big festival.
Friday, July 25, 2014
But there is a little blur. I need to work on my panning technique. I still really like the picture.
Can't wait tell the next time.