Pittsfield Hot Air Balloon Festival
Update..... (I'm posting this version along with the original that was
invited to show in "Flickr In Full Color" so it's possible
to see the difference when I reworked the photo.)
This is from a series of photos I took at a hot air balloon rally that
occurs every year. One of the more colorful, enjoyable events locally
that is a must for photographers.... and it works so nicely with the
river right next to the field where they lift off.
The next time is in late July. I'll post a few more of them for you to see and perhaps you can give me some critique and suggestions. They have a photo contest each year to pick out the best shot to use for next year's pamphlet. I've been planning to do it. Maybe I'll try it this year.
An update on this photo and my plans to take more pics there... unfortunately, plans changed about getting there this year but there's always the future... to get back and take more pics.
Well, as has been discussed... with Chris, Lisa and Tony... and I unearthed the original, lol... I worked on it a bit more and I'm quite pleased with the results. There are some "specks" of white on the surface from being a scanned photo and some I've "removed" which improves it's appearance, as well. I can see now how much my skills have improved and the photo, as well. TY so much for the comments and help, my Flickr friends.
Here is the link to the original.....