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After the bunny took off, the other balloons began to inflate They seemed to take off in some random order....

Another distortion example - the little red balloon is obviously not the size of gondola!!

The 37th annual Great Balloon Race (http://www.greatforestparkballoonrace.com ) is was held on Sat September 15, 2007. The balloons are all setup close together in a large field and then they started inflating slowly. The race is called a "tortoise and hare" race because a lead balloon takes off and lands at a distant area - the "tortoise". The other balloons take off one by one(the "hares") and find the lead balloon. Once they find the lead balloon they drop a sack of birdseed as close as possible to that balloon. The balloon that drops their sack of birdseed closest to the "tortoise" wins the race.

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 -
a small car show -
the St Louis Air Show - from high up in the hills above the air field:
Photos of the Chain of Rocks Bridge
A drive up the scenic Mississipi River with Fall colors
A tour of the St Louis Botanical Gardens
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Comments on this photo:

Nov 27 2007 04:29 GMT junsjazz
I'll never get tired viewing this excellent, colorful series! Kudos PP!
Nov 27 2007 04:52 GMT hans55 PRO
i like this one !!
Nov 27 2007 05:25 GMT thehousekeeper
this is wonderful. i love the composition!
Nov 27 2007 07:26 GMT nightowl011
Beautiful photo, excellent composition and colours!:)