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"Honey, I'm Home!"

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 8 November 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture.

At the end of the work day last Monday, I stood in the car park of my workplace and watched this hot air balloon as it descended, seemingly, into the woods.....I know the area pretty well and i knew that out of sight, there is an open space where the balloon would've been able to land...but VERY near a small farm. I surmised that this could be the rich hubby coming home from a hard day on the golf course. So this is my contribution to silliness for the month :-)

NIKON D800 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 2500 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
; Earth Wind and Fire

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

I hope he found that open space and didn't hit any trees... :)

8 Nov 2014 6:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I must read up on how one 'steers' a hot air balloon . . ah : "the pilot's only ability to steer the balloon is the ability to climb or descend into wind currents going different directions. " I think I'll stay on the ground.

8 Nov 2014 6:52am

franz from Baden, Austria

what a fun way to commute to work and home, though !!!
love the flaming leaves in the foreground and the flame pattern on the balloon hide !

8 Nov 2014 3:29pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine capture. if it were my photograph, i would crop from the right; it would get the balloon out of the center and you don't need it.

8 Nov 2014 4:43pm

@john4jack: Yah even though I know it isn't a good thing to do I have a real bad tendency to stick the subject smack dab in the middle on images like this.... It's a lazy thing.... Gotta break that! In short I totally agree with you I know better ;-)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The balloon and scene is lovely, but it does look out of place among the dense foliage.

8 Nov 2014 7:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A pretty shot of the balloon descending. I like that hot rod flame design on it.

8 Nov 2014 8:03pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Awesome shot ... right place at the right time! Great colors on the balloon!

9 Nov 2014 12:28am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


9 Nov 2014 7:53am

1/320 second
ISO 2500
300 mm (35mm equiv.)