Last month, there was a free hot air balloon festival in our neighboring, small town’s, county airport. It was free to the public, so we jumped right on that event. I have always loved hot air balloons since I was a little girl. I used to wish upon a star that I’d get to ride in one someday. Since Rick would rather jump out of an airplane than ride in a hot air balloon, my chances for going up in one look slim. I’m okay with that. The older I get, the less brave I become.
As a hobby photographer, I was in photography heaven that night. The balloons were so colorful, the weather was beautiful, and there were no restrictions on how close you were allowed to get to the balloons. I couldn’t believe that I could get as close as I wanted to the balloons. I could have touched them. Oh man! Why didn’t I touch one? I did stick my head inside a few to take some neat pictures.
All of these pictures are my “fill the frame” photos for today’s prompt. And all I did to edit them was (in Photoshop) add an overlay layer and either a hard mix or screen layer. All levels were adjusted down to make the colors pop just right.
There were 10 balloons in all, but I could only get 8 in the frame at one time because one went up pretty early and left the scene for a while, and one was late in getting started.