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it was fun watching as the balloons all around me went up almost one at a time

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 29 2007 18:58 GMT bennystr
Wonderful framing!
Oct 29 2007 19:00 GMT LisaSam67
sooooooo pretty
Oct 29 2007 19:07 GMT Midworlder PRO
Super colour
Oct 29 2007 19:12 GMT aquiles PRO
SUPERB !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 29 2007 19:25 GMT sini
Great colours and image!:)
Oct 29 2007 20:08 GMT Lensvision
Wow, so many different shapes.
Oct 29 2007 23:10 GMT bertel
this is soooooooooooo cooooooooooooool
Oct 30 2007 01:02 GMT megmet PRO
Superb colours and composition Bill.....a really cool shot..!
Oct 30 2007 01:06 GMT ashdad PRO
Beautiful colours!
Oct 30 2007 08:11 GMT Ciekee
Oct 30 2007 21:03 GMT elbeaver
These last photos are darker than usual, you're going the right way. Great captures!
Oct 30 2007 21:59 GMT kimbob
This looks so awesome--nice colors and light