From various years and taken at either the Quickchek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport within Readington, NJ or at the Adirondack Balloon Festival at Crandall Park within Glens Falls, NY.
As one can probably figure out, Hot Air Balloons have always been a huge favorite subject of mine to capture photographically. ‘and all the better when the weather’s cooperative. So join along and take a look at many of New Yorkled’s Balloon Shots.
'da Flag in Black in White? - XVIII
I got a kick out of this treatment.
Tell me, does the one below remind you of anything?
Dreamin' of Balloons...
Been some time since I last played with Orton and well i wanted to convey how I felt. I'm just thinking and dreaming about the Balloon Festival coming up next month.
The balloons here were captured at last year's event but the backdrop's actually from the Adirondacks, NY......White Face mountain to be precise which I'll be visiting once again very soon. (can't wait!!!!!!)
For anyone interested in getting over to the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning it'll be taking place July 25, 26, 27. But be forewarned since the weather these weekends usually turn out to be seriously brutal and there's never any guarantee that the balloons actually WILL be set off into the air.
So if you'd like to learn more then visit New Yorkled's Ballooning Page right here...
....with more info to come.
Thanks and happy days!
Here I am continuing through my series of shots old and new featuring (hopefully, PEOPLE!) and some processing done solely through CS3 native tools.
Eventually I'll be getting on to some serious portraiture, serious lighting and some serious victims. ^_^
Here in this shot is 'Charlie' in his 'I LOVE Rock 'n Roll' state of mind posing in front of the first balloon at the 2008 QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning.
Inflation at Dusk
'an old shot from this year's NJ Festival of Ballooning.
Preparations at the Balloon Fest
Here's yet another shot from the NJ Festival of Ballooning, 2008. Can't wait now for this year's celebration. :-)
How to know when your Bunny's an absolute Dud?
It keeps going and going and going and going...until it finally goes. ;-P
Yup, it's another from my Balloon Fest collection.
Just hope it'll be a dry weekend when it come around this year at the end of July.
QuickChek Festival of Ballooning 2009 - I
Certainly not my best work...actually it was rushed while here in my hotel this evening. But dang if I needed to get something up on my stream tonite! LOL.
This afternoons ascension of balloons wasn't exactly at it's best. Surely didn't feel like all the balloons one would expect had actually gone up. The Sun kept playing hide and seek with them clouds thus creating a bit of overcast weird darkness. 'and perhaps it was the air-pressure which played havoc with the inflations of certain balloons here and there. I don't know.
Had wanted to return in the early morn tomorrow...alas I've another outing to tend to in Lower Manhattan...which I'll hopefully share soon....along with the many other shots from today's fest.
Thanks folks for passing. :-D
Hold Her Steady!
2009 QuickChek NJ Festival of Ballooning - II
Another shot from the festival this year.
Balloon Festival VII
QuickCheck New Jersey Festival of Ballooning - 2005
Quick Chek NJ Festival of Ballooning 2010 - I
Managed to get such a kick out of this scarecrow balloon at the Balloon Fest. Can't say I've ever seen this one before. Actually there appeared to be an Autumn theme going on between this and the haunted house there below (barely visible).
Unfortunately the balloons had gone up rather late on Friday but we're all content that they went up at all since it seemed for awhile that they wouldn't. Sorry to say that I did pass by again the next day but didn't stay long enough for that evening's ascension. :-(
Anyhow, here's to next year. :-)
BTW, I promise to get around to you folks' posts later this evening.
Clowning Around on Hot Air
Gotta say how much I found this fella disturbing. Not that I've ever been scared of clowns but jeez. Being at the base of this balloon looking up? Scary stuff. LOL.
Another shot from the 2010 Quick Chek NJ Festival of Ballooning.
Quickchek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning 2011 - I
Here's the interior view of one of the balloons at this year's festival.