Headed for the Clouds

© Michelle R. Kovach

Headed for the Clouds

Uploaded: May 22, 2008


f1.8, ISO 200, 1/80, 50mm lens, Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Launch, Village Fest, Kannapolis, NC.

I loved the colors & the designs of the balloons!
The thought of enjoying an early morning flight over the area just as the sun was rising very much appealed to me. I think it would be really peaceful & give you a brand new POV of the world around you!

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 20D


Marcie A. Fowler May 22, 2008

Gorgeous color captured here Michelle. Great perspective as well. I've always thought it would be fun to do a hot air balloon ride but I'm scared to death of heights. #926530

Dr Silly level-classic May 22, 2008

Wonderful capture. I two love the colors of most ballons. :O)

Michelle R. Kovach May 22, 2008

Thank you Marcie!

I've flown in a helicopter with the doors off & that was great! But there's just something about the hot air balloon I always wanted to find out what it was like.

As long as I don't feel like I'm going to fall I'm not afraid of heights.

I used to rock climb & I had a pretty wicked fall. (Blessed to still be here.) After that I was afraid of heights. Before that, I pretty much thought I was invincible & wasn't scared of heights.
Funny how things change!

Thanks for the comment! #5961772

Michelle R. Kovach May 22, 2008

Whoops Doc! We crossed wires.

Doc you are just a big "Color" person anyway! LOL

Have a great day!

:0) #5961780

Les Rhoades level-classic May 22, 2008

You know I'm a big fan of balloon photos...and this is a wonderful example. #5961810

Doug Bascom May 22, 2008

There is certainly a sense of adventure and romance in Ballooning that gets my attention EVERY time that I see one of these magnificent balloons crossing the sky. Thanks for the crisp and colorful reminder! #5961828

Michelle R. Kovach May 22, 2008

Thank you very much Les & Doug! #5961842

Tonya R. Boles May 22, 2008

Beautiful shot. #5962059

Corinne M. Thompson May 22, 2008

Fantastic everything Michelle! I've often thought the same thing, but I'm afraid of heights so it would never happen for me...lol! #5962241

Datha Y. Thompson May 22, 2008

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love those colors!! and I too can only dream of doing this, my fear would keep me planted on the ground!! LOL :0) #5962280

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic May 22, 2008

Beautiful colors and capture! #5962400

Michelle R. Kovach May 22, 2008

Thank you Tonya, Corinne, Datha & Shelly! #5962451

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 22, 2008

Way to fill the frame with wonderful color and detail, Michelle. I'm with Corinne and Datha, though. #5962929

Sherry L. Davis May 22, 2008

GREAT capture and POV! Beautiful colors, too! #5963012

Colette M. Metcalf May 22, 2008

Beautiful capture, Michelle!! #5963119

Michelle R. Kovach May 22, 2008

Thank you Nikki, Sherry & Colette! #5963234

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe May 22, 2008

Up Up & Away... Great take! #5963269

Michelle R. Kovach May 22, 2008

Thank you Errick! #5963299

Michelle L. Frick May 24, 2008

Beautiful Michelle! I've never done this, but my Mom has and loved it. Between my fear of heights, and my tiny bladder - I think I'd be too afraid - LOL! #5971610

Michelle R. Kovach May 24, 2008

LOL Thank you Michelle! #5972653

Rosemary Sampson level-classic August 06, 2008

Great Capture! #6279626

Michelle R. Kovach August 06, 2008

Thank you Rosemary! #6280966

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