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Image of the Day – Monday, August 10, 2009

2009 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship

2009 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship

Despite the fact foul weather conditions played havoc with the 2009 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championships held at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana I was able to get out this past Friday evening and Saturday morning to get in a few good shots. This one is from Saturday morning when the balloons were approaching a large target area and tossing a bean bag at a large “X” for accuracy.

The balloon pictured here had already made the toss for the competition and was drifting westward away from the site when I caught this shot. I remember framing the shot with the moon but thinking, “This will never work. The moon always looks to small when you try a shot like this.” This time, however, it worked. This is actually one of about a half dozen shots of this balloon and the moon that turned out well but this is the best so far as composition is concerned.

Unfortunately no other balloons drifted into a position to get a shot like this though I tried a few others none approached this one in composition.

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~ by rfoxx on August 10, 2009.

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