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premature elation.....

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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Oct 30 2007 01:49 GMT LisaSam67
ROFLMAO at the premature thing......... my brain so read it the other way ;-) hahahahaha
Oct 30 2007 02:05 GMT LisaSam67
you know... i've just made a decision..........
kenny needs to see the world... it's time..... keep an eye on your mailbox ;-)
. muahahahahahahahahahaha
Trick or Treat hehehehehehe
Oct 30 2007 02:19 GMT jomoud PRO
I love this series Bill:)
Amazing the different shapes of balloons we have these days.
Love that Alpo one:)
Was Mr. Peanuts there as well?
Tempted to go up in one?????
Oct 30 2007 03:04 GMT junne PRO
awesome spectacle
Oct 30 2007 06:13 GMT PhotoPro PRO
very tempted to go up John - I hope to one day get a chance!!!
Oct 30 2007 06:15 GMT PhotoPro PRO
no way am I going thru that again!!!!

it's great being a grand parent(even tho I rarely see them) - I can spoil them and then send them home!!!

Oct 30 2007 18:37 GMT LisaSam67
:P CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!
Oct 30 2007 18:38 GMT LisaSam67
although! thank the Lord..... help is on the way..... finally after months of no services due to moving and stuff.. their new regional special needs service coordinator just left and all services are in place again and i get RESPITE!!!!!!!!!! oh dear LORD it's about time! AND...... we can get tests run on kenny for the bi-polar or adhd thing.... seeing the light at the end of the tunnel finally!
Oct 30 2007 20:26 GMT PhotoPro PRO
that's great to hear!!
Oct 31 2007 06:40 GMT LisaSam67
ok i'm going to bed..... LOL
nite sweety