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the Energizer Bunny gets lit up again.... a little bit brighter now!!

The night before the Great Balloon Race (http://www.greatforestparkballoonrace.com ) is Balloon Glow. The balloons are all setup close together and as the sun goes down, every few minutes a horn would sound and all the balloons would open up their "burners" and would light up the entire balloon.

We started just as the sun was going down and continued into the dark. I had a tripod all ready to use, but when we got there and I saw the 70 balloons "very close" together and the 150,000 people there I made a quick decision to use a high ISO and shoot handheld so I could move freely among the balloons.

The down side to the 1600 ISO is the high amount of digital "noise" or "graininess" on the images. The upside is I was able to catch shots I wouldn't have had time to compose on the tripod, and didn't have to hassle with always having an unobstructed view..

We got to watch the balloons being inflated too!

This event took place in Forest Park (http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark ) which is in the center of St Louis and is 40% bigger than Central Park in New York City.

Have a great week!!!!

(constructive critique is welcome)

coming soon -
Saturday 0915 - Great St Louis Balloon Race
Mon 09/03 we went to a small car show -
St Louis Air Show - from high up in the hills above the air field:
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Comments on this photo:

Oct 30 2007 05:55 GMT Hamin PRO
What a capture - flames and all - Nice going, Pro - as usual !
Oct 30 2007 07:50 GMT Pasifae
Fascinating series! :)
Oct 30 2007 08:53 GMT hans55 PRO
very good one !!!
Oct 30 2007 09:29 GMT Poulet PRO
Great series as always, Bill! :))
Oct 30 2007 09:37 GMT bennystr
Great one!
Oct 30 2007 16:55 GMT Tom33
that is some event - we just completed a 2 passenger event that was
quite dull in comparison, but still worth the trip
Oct 30 2007 17:03 GMT genese
i so mis read that... i thought it said the energizer bunny gets it up again! bad bad genese :(
love this shot!!!
Oct 30 2007 17:04 GMT soldier
Woooowww... stunning pic!!!
Oct 30 2007 17:10 GMT jceca PRO
cool !!!!!
Oct 30 2007 18:00 GMT PhotoPro PRO
ROFLMAO genese.... we both have our minds in the gutter today - don't we?? :-))
Oct 30 2007 18:11 GMT genese
pmsl bill im just glad im not alone, i just posted on dragonspeeds page and it all sounded so wrong! im just having a rude fingers not working with the brain day hahaha xxx
Oct 31 2007 12:34 GMT PinkRocksAus PRO
Man that's a big ass!!!!
Nov 01 2007 03:27 GMT mickmusser
Favorite of the series. You gotta like the Bunny. (think your glow shots are pretty good.
Nov 01 2007 05:53 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you Mick!!