Tribute to America

Uploaded: July 29, 2012 03:42:52


At the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning "Press Day," the owner of the giant balloon, Barry DiLibero, invited me to photograph INSIDE as the balloon was being inflated. What a sight!
The 53 by 78 foot balloon is the world's largest free-flying American flag, weighing 530 pounds
The idea of the balloon, a tribute to America, was conceived following the 9/11 attacks.
A TRUE Celebration of America!

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic July 29, 2012

Wonderful. I want to see it inflated. #1477497

Kathy Reeves July 29, 2012

This is the first time I have ever seen inside a balloon. Fantastic!!! #10248596

Douglas Pignet July 29, 2012

nice colors and comp...nicely done #10248617

Gord MacEachern July 29, 2012

Didn't know there was so much weight there. Fantastic capture and info as always Michelle! #10248660

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 29, 2012

A true "Inside-Job"!! Outstanding perspective, color and clarity! #10248668

Julie Burnett July 29, 2012

Lucky you! Fantastic composition and color, Michelle!! #10248675

Jack Gaskin July 29, 2012

I AGREE LUCKY YOU A very unique perspective that I'm sure not very many have EVER shot!!
Wonderful choice of balloons and the colors POP.

Jack #10248725

Joyce S. Court July 29, 2012

Beautiful tribute to this great country we live in! #10248785

Tiia Vissak July 29, 2012

a cool capture! #10248948

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic July 29, 2012

This must be quite a sight when inflated...hint, hint! #10249141

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic July 29, 2012

Very the colors! #10249143

Michelle Alton July 29, 2012

Bonnie wanted to see the inflated PNC balloon. So here it is. #10249414

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 29, 2012

Love your inside view, Michelle! Saw this one inflated but don't think it took off on Saturday morning.

Debby #10249443

Terry Cervi level-deluxe July 29, 2012

They're really cool from the inside! What a beauty, Michelle! #10249494

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic July 29, 2012

How cool is that!!! Thanks, Michelle! #10249510

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 29, 2012

Beautiful capture, Michelle!
~♥~Lisa #10249550

Jeffrey R. Bange July 29, 2012

Fantastic capture Michelle, how lucky you were to be able to shoot it from the inside. #10249619

Neal D. Hatcher July 29, 2012


Barbara Waldoch July 30, 2012

Wonderful shot, Michelle! #10253836

Katherine Kuhn July 31, 2012

Amazing POV, Michelle! Haven't ever seen a shot from INSIDE the balloon! #10255634

Rudi Reiner level-classic August 03, 2012

Wow, what a unique shot, love the colors too! #10261325

Stephen Zacker August 03, 2012

Very Cool.. like the backlighting and person peaking in #10261589

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