Last Saturday, at 3am in the morning, Hubby and I headed off to Milawa, Victoria – Australia to see the 6.45am King Valley Balloon Festival ‘Sunrise Balloon Mass Ascension’ at Brown Brothers Milawa airfield. The grey overcast morning didn’t stop the event taking place thankfully, and spectators were able to view for free this spectacular yearly event. We also had the chance to walk around and experience the ascension close-up which gave us an appreciation of just how big these balloons are once in flight. We enjoyed our time marvelling at these giants of the sky and this photography adventure certainly provided me with a challenge in trying to photograph them.
PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED
During this landscape photography exercise – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens. For all these photographs I used the camera mounted on a tripod. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.
On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. I developed a small selection of photographs. During the process of developing them I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure. Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!
Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world really does rejuvenate the body and soul. Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!
Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – June 2018
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