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this guy had a really tough time, er, um...... well, keeping it up....

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 17:03 GMT soldier
Great Balloon Race... and great corespondent my friend!
Oct 30 2007 17:09 GMT jceca PRO
this is your hight amount of noise ? my photos are not for use even at ISO 200 !!!! really .....

anyhow, it was a good decision ... :-)
Oct 30 2007 17:35 GMT LauraMarie78 PRO
Great Series of Pictures! :)
Oct 30 2007 17:58 GMT PhotoPro PRO
jceca - can you believe that a person with a hand tremor shot this at 1/20th??
I can't believe how clear some of tese really slow shots came out!! :-))
Oct 30 2007 18:07 GMT bennystr
Excellent series Bill!
Oct 30 2007 19:06 GMT Lensvision
The lighting is beautiful!
Oct 30 2007 19:33 GMT sini
Great shot and series!:)
Oct 31 2007 16:36 GMT jomoud PRO
Did you give him a hand Bill??:):)
Terrific capture .
Oct 31 2007 17:22 GMT PhotoPro PRO
I'm like a "Time Lord"(Dr Who) - strickly and observer... :-))
Oct 31 2007 17:22 GMT PhotoPro PRO
an - trying to do too many things at once...... multitasking doesn't seem to be working out very well for me lately....