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Pittsfield Hot Air Balloon Rally!

July 23, 2012
A hot air balloon from the Pittsfield Hot Air Balloon Rally reflects in the water.

Colorful Reflection

Sunrise Launch!

From August 3rd to August 5th, the Pittsfield Rotary will be hosting its 31st Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally. “Lift Off” will once again be from Drake Field in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. I attended the event last year, specifically for the sunrise launch. What a spectacular event!

A Visual Feast!

Photographers and spectators alike were mesmerized as the hot air balloons began their ascent over the tree line. The array of colors reflected in the water was captivating. I loved the sound of the “whoosh” from the propane flames as it echoed in the stillness of the early morning hour.

Skill, Skill, Skill!

Skilled balloonists guided these magnificent aircrafts down to the water’s surface before roaring the flame to ascend once more. It was everything a well-positioned photographer could ask for. My shooting location definitely offered the perfect viewing vantage point.

Mark Your Calendar!

To see additional photos from last year’s sunrise launch and to learn more about this year’s Pittsfield Hot Air Balloon Rally, please read my most recent article for the New England Photography Guild.

If you’re in the Pittsfield area the weekend of August 3rd, I highly recommend you check out this colorful, lofty event.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 18-200 mm
Exif Data:  ISO 200, 105 mm, f/5.3, 1/80 sec., – 1/3 EV

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~ Liz Mackney

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One Comment leave one →
  1. July 23, 2012 9:39 am

    great information, I am going to try and attend

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