Every summer in Indianola, Iowa there is a huge hot air balloon festival. In 2010, my wife and I rented a balloon to take a ride. What an experience! If you ever have the chance, go on one - you will never forget it. Obviously, bring your camera and share your experience with the rest of us! It's an even better experience if you take some one you love.
This image was taken just South and East of the city of Indianola looking North. There were 5 balloons that launched together, and the one in the frame was really beautiful in the setting sun. If you'd like to see this in "large on black"- here's the link: www.flickr.com/photos/w4nd3rl0st/5544598697/lightbox/
This was shot with a Canon 7d and 15-85mm lens. Post processing in Nik Color Efx and Lightroom 3.