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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat May 12, 2018 8:54 pm

Last night, my wife and I visited the Preakness Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds in MD, about half an hour away from our home. They have rides during the day, but in the evening, the balloons are illuminated randomly after sunset. Toward the end of the evening, around 8:30-8:45, the MC takes the mic and has the crowd count down from 10. At 0, all the balloons are lit up; some flicker, some flash, some hold a flame for a few seconds. I didn't know the routine, so I was too close to get a panorama. Some friends in our neighborhood plan to go tonight so I alerted them to the strategy of getting on the far side of the field, where I took the first photo, facing west to get the razzle when they dazzle. They promised to send me some examples.

Here are some of mine that I took with my aging, reliable Sony Cybershot, using the camera preset for night photos.

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Post by Psjunkie » Sun May 13, 2018 1:35 am

Good ones Matt, nice opportunity...

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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun May 13, 2018 8:53 am

Psjunkie wrote:
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Good ones Matt, nice opportunity...
Thanks Frank. Matt
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Post by John N » Sun May 13, 2018 8:57 am

No's 1 & 4 for me, the NIGHT setting seems to working fine.

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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun May 13, 2018 9:19 am

John N wrote:
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No's 1 & 4 for me, the NIGHT setting seems to working fine.
Thanks John. Matt
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Post by Charles Haacker » Mon May 14, 2018 1:38 pm

They are all terrific, but especially the last one with all the burners going. Great stuff! (OK)
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon May 14, 2018 2:51 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
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They are all terrific, but especially the last one with all the burners going. Great stuff! (OK)
Thanks Chuck. It got rained out the next night, so I am glad we went when we did. Matt
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Post by PietFrancke » Fri May 18, 2018 12:46 pm

fire up happiness
warmth glowing on the inside
heavy becomes light

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Post by Charles Haacker » Fri May 18, 2018 2:49 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 12:46 pm
fire up happiness
warmth glowing on the inside
heavy becomes light
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri May 18, 2018 5:37 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 12:46 pm
fire up happiness
warmth glowing on the inside
heavy becomes light
Cool, Piet. Were you there? Won't even try; couldn't come near. You nailed it. Thanks. Matt
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