Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ABC-Wednesday B is for

 A couple of weeks ago, when I used the photographers at the Prosser Balloon Rally last September for my Photograph the Photographer header, headbanger Dave (who was the one who found nine photographers in the shot) commented: It'll be interesting to see all the balloons in flight that these avid photographers are taking pictures of.

So, Dave, here you are. I don't think I have ever put quite this many photos in one post before, but they show why so many photographers were so intent. If you ever get a chance to go to a balloon rally, don't forget your camera.

ABC Wednesday Round Ten--B is for Balloons--the hot air kind--in abundance.

We begin with the balloon laid out carefully on a tarp. I followed this balloon through its inflation and launch, and was surprised to realize that it was the first to rise.   


fasten the vents

check everything


top

up


the light of the heat blast


Hold on

Airborne

another blast

neighbor's up now too

rising


did you notice how small those baskets are? (Couldn't help it--another B)

overhead

keep the hot air coming

Other balloons join the first.


There are some of our photographers.



So, as I say, if you go to a balloon rally, take the camera. Photograph the Photographers, and don't forget to photograph the balloons. As if you could forget. In fact, if you weren't planning on going to a balloon rally, find one. It's fascinating. And you will have a B for the next round of ABC Wednesday.

6 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

up, up and away!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carver said...

What fun that would be. You got great shots of the big, beautiful balloons. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

chubskulit said...

Wow, that's beautiful. Must be thrilling to ride in one of those.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

photowannabe said...

Beautiful documentation.
I've always wanted to go up in one of those.

Island Rambles Blog said...

This is a well done post for "B" and you put a lot of great photos up on it. Great Job.

Dave Cawkwell said...

Brilliant! I am honoured thank you the shots are great, I love balloon rallys all the colour floating up in to the sky are fantastic.
Thanks for posting it and thanks for swapping the header challenge too at such short notice.