Balloon Stampede -night pics

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  1. photobug

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    Known amongst balloon enthusiasts as "the Glow", which is somewhat self explanitory. :)

    This first one was taken before they turned off the stadium lights.
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    The event sponsor's balloon.
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    Timing is critical, and nearly impossible to accomplish. The announcer controls when the burners are lit. Trying to get them all burning at the same rate at the same time is pretty much mission impossible.
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    And then toward the end they started lighting off fireworks. Being near the top of the grandstand limited what we could see, I did manage to get this one. Next time I'll go down onto the race track (horsies) and get the whole line of balloons lit up with the fireworks going. Should be cool. ;)
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    very nice. what kind of camera did you use? on a tripod I assume?
     
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    Thanks.

    It was a Pentax *istD w/Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 on a monopod. Pretty stable from the seat.
     
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    Wow! These are wild!
     
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    These are very cool too. Love the 'glow'.
     
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    Very nice. I love those festivals. :)
     
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    amazing i'd love to goto a show like this :thumbup::mrgreen:
     
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    Thanks guys, it was very cool. Even my wife, who didn't want to go was impressed.

    Everybody that has a chance to go see one of these should go, whether you take pictures or not.
     
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    Wow, Very Nice!
     
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    Thank you. :)
     

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