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Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic

Post by Ceropegia » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:53 am

A few basket shots taken during the evening night glow event at Point Mallard Park, Decatur, Alabama.

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Post by Onslow » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:12 pm

Great shots Martha... :) I do like the first one especially.

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Post by TomCofer » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:07 pm

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Post by Duck » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:43 pm

These images are fantastic. They capture mood and clearly tell a story. They are also not your typical balloon photo. In this case it clearly paid off capturing the pre dawn takeoff.

There is a balloon festival each year upstate from me. I keep meaning to go but something always seems to come up last minute. I'll have to make sure I make it at least once. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Post by Didereaux » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:46 pm

Yep, I like that first one a lot! kudos
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Post by Ceropegia » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:14 pm

Onslow wrote:Great shots Martha... :) I do like the first one especially.

Thanks Onslow, it is one of my favorites from the weekend.

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Post by Ceropegia » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:17 pm

TomCofer wrote:Neat shots!

Thanks, Tom

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Post by Ceropegia » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:47 pm

Duck wrote:These images are fantastic. They capture mood and clearly tell a story. They are also not your typical balloon photo. In this case it clearly paid off capturing the pre dawn takeoff.

There is a balloon festival each year upstate from me. I keep meaning to go but something always seems to come up last minute. I'll have to make sure I make it at least once. Thanks for the inspiration.


Thank you. You should definitely try to make it. One great thing about the Alabama Jubilee is that they let folks out on the field at all times, something apparently not all balloon events do. Folks get to interact with the balloonists and also get some more unique shots. One feature that is really great is what is called the night glow when the balloons are inflated in the evening (which is actually when I took this shot). When they light them up with flames from their burners, the balloons take on quite a different aura than in the daytime. I had hoped to take one of the free tethered rides offered on the second day but the wind was so strong, the balloons could not even be inflated.

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Post by Ceropegia » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:48 pm

Didereaux wrote:Yep, I like that first one a lot! kudos

Thanks, it's my favorite. Glad to see you are still hanging in here, despite the frustrations!

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Post by WesternGuy » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:59 am

Martha, neat shots. This brings back memories of being at the Albuquerque Balloon Festival a few years ago and watching (and photographing) all the action. It was absolutely incredible to see all those balloons in one place. They also let folks out on the field at all times, so it was something to see everything up close and personal. Would be nice to see any more of your shots from this event, if you have them.

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