up up and away

Hot air balloon show in the night, full of colorful and photogenic source of lights? Count me in!
Once organizers confirmed weather conditions and event was okayed, I knew I’ll go there. Even got a great company (thanks Lina and Juliana!).
After arrival I have quickly realized that balloons are located on the top of the hill, so all spectator would have a nice view from the valley. But that wasn’t good enough for me, as the background was black forest. So we “speed walked” up the hill and were able to catch the last moments of Blue hour and got a few shots of color splash against blue sky (and even some stars already)!
Rest of the photo trip was about trying to catch the right moment for the right exposure! I was surprised, that correct exposure for the balloon with a available light and balloon illuminated from the inside by a burst of flame was several seconds, otherwise I was capturing just orange fireballs! ­čÖé
Show was spectacular with balloons throwing flames to the rhythm of local folk music (! try to coordinate that!), with parachutist with huge sparkles (impossible to capture, I just gave up and enjoyed the view) and of course with nice firework to enhance my background. Feast for the photographer eye! ­čÖé 
PS: Special thanks to guys from “FlyingPictures.eu” in the nearest balloon (Travel Department) for being so nice to throw us photo flame upon requests (many of them!! ­čÖé
Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-70 at 38mm, 1/2 sec @ f/7, ISO 500

No─Źn├í bal├│nova ┼íou pln├í farieb a fotogenick├Żch zdrojov svetla? Idem tam! Akon├íhle organiz├ítori potvrdili dobr├ę po─Źasie na akciu, tak bolo jasn├ę, ┼że idem. A mal som dokonca aj skvel├║ spolo─Źnos┼ą (d├şky Lina a Juliana!)
Po pr├şjazde som sa zorientoval a zistil, ┼że bal├│ny s├║ ukotven├ę na vrchole kopca, tak aby mali div├íci dobr├Ż v├Żh─żad z doliny. Ale to nevyhovovalo mne, nako─żko ako pozadie by som mal tmav├Ż les. Tak sme si dali r├Żchly v├Żstup do kopca a podarilo sa n├ím zachyti┼ą posledn├ę zvy┼íky Modrej hodinky a nafoti┼ą zop├ír z├íberov farebn├Żch ┼íkv┼Ľn oproti  modrej oblohe (a dokonca aj nejak├ę hviezdy)!
Zvy┼íok v├Żletu u┼ż bol o zachyten├ş spr├ívneho momentu pri spr├ívnej expoz├şcii! Mus├şm prizna┼ą, ┼że som bol prekvapen├Ż z toho ak├Ż ve─żk├Ż rozdiel bol medzi spr├ívnou expoz├şciou bal├│nu osvieten├ęho z dostupn├ęho svetla a bal├│nu osvetlen├ęho zvn├║tra s bl─Źiacim hor├íkom. Bolo to dokonca p├ír sek├║nd, in├í─Ź som mal na fotke len oran┼żov├║ oh┼łov├║ gu─żu ­čśë Show bola n├ídhern├í, bal├│ny dokonca p├║┼í┼ąali ohe┼ł do rytmu lok├ílnej dychovky (! sk├║ste toto skoordinova┼ą!), prileteli aj para┼íutisti s obrovsk├Żmi “prskavkami”, ktor├ę p├║┼í┼ąali n├ídhern├ę iskry (a bolo to nemo┼żn├ę nafoti┼ą, tak som to vzdal a len sa kochal). No a nakoniec samozrejme kr├ísny oh┼łostroj, ktor├Ż mi pekne zv├Żraznil pozadie za bal├│nmi. ├Üplna pastva pre fotografove o─Źi! ­čśë

Nikon D810, Nikkor 70-200 at 150mm, 3 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 1600

Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-70 at 32mm, 1/2 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 640

Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-70 at 24mm, 1/2 sec @ f/7, ISO 500

Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-70 at 45mm, 1/2 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 500

Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-70 at 24mm, 1/15 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 320

Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-70 at 24mm, 1.5 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 2000

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