This year I had the opportunity to head on over for two mornings to the hot air balloon launches at the NW Art & Air Festival in Albany, OR. Below are a few in no particular order. Just for fun – I did give myself a bit of a challenge later in the mornings to look for opportunities to use the sun creatively. Not sure if I met that challenge – but I had fun trying. Enjoy!
As an experiment – I set up a Contour POV camera for stop motion capture (1 frame / per second). Then I stitched the images together at 10 frames per sec to put together a quick time lapse of the hot air balloon launch from Saturday morning at the NW Art & Air Festival. Enjoy!
Had a chance to get out for the hot air balloon launches this weekend over at the NW Art & Air Festival in Albany, OR. This year – I worked the entire weekend with only a 17-55mm f/2.8. And yes – there were times I wished I had the fisheye and, yes, there were times that something a bit longer would have helped. But it was a good challenge nonetheless.
By the way, been digging the VSCO filters.
And, yes, that’s one of those crazy “tiny planet” panoramas up there. Over on the Camera 47 Facebook page you’ll find a few more. I’ve been experimenting a bit with them lately.
Had a chance to go out on Saturday morning and shoot some hot air balloons at the Northwest Art & Air Festival in Albany, Oregon. It’s probably the largest annual collection of hot air balloons in this area – and it’s always packed with photographers.
Afterwards – we went to the Original Breakfast – also in Albany. Oh, golly – some great food.
Well – regardless of my shock – here’s the new wallpaper. This photo is from the Friday morning hot air balloon launch at the annual Northwest Art & Air Festival – held just last weekend in Albany, Oregon.
Now I could try and talk up “vision” and “skill” in getting this image – but in reality – there’s no secret sauce here – I was just experimenting. Flat on the ground, looking up, wide angle, handheld, and underexposed the scene by a stop or two (or something like that).
Hope you enjoy it. And, as always, all feedback welcome.
This morning – up at oh-pre-dawn-thirty to catch the hot air balloon launch at the annual Northwest Art & Air Festival in Albany, Oregon.
If you’re in the Willamette Valley this weekend – these folks (weather permitting) are also scheduled for Saturday and Sunday morning. If you’re able to make it out there – I might suggest trying to arrive no later than 6:15 – as there’s a lot of action leading up to the actual launch.
Willamette Celebration had a great music lineup for the two-day event.
Among the bands were the Newsboys – with new lead singer Michael Tait – formerly of DC Talk.
And what can I say? It was the Newsboys – it was simply a great show. They played songs from their new release Born Again – and then some vintage Newsboys along with a couple from DC Talk.
If you get the chance to catch these guys in concert – take it. And – if you’re a Newsboys fan – and haven’t picked up there latest release – I recommend it. And the last track? A brilliant version of Jesus Freak.
From top to bottom – Lead Singer: Michael Tait, Guitar: Jody Davis, Drums: Duncan Phillips, and not shown on Keyboards: Jeff Frankenstein.