More from the Helen Balloon Race 2017

More from the Helen Balloon Race 2017.
 
As the balloons arrived and started setting up, I made it a point to look to see who was most likely to start first. I noticed one guy with a pink Mohawk, hard to miss him really, that was on the eastern side of the launch area. He looked like he was ready to get the balloon out and ready to go. I went over and talked with him and one of the officials as he set up, asking questions and listening to answers. As we talked I asked if it was okay to take a few pictures and he said yes. He told me the best angle would be leaning over the basket to capture images of the flame going into the balloon. He posed for a picture, then started inflating. It was great to spend a few extra minutes just chatting, it also got me a perfect location for some great images. He filled the balloon and was in the air by 7:02 a.m. You can see a camera he has attached to frame of the basket to video his race.
 
Image information:
First image, Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD lens on a Nikon 750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 500, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second.
Second image, Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 320, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second.
Third image, Tamron SP 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second.
All images handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShiftGear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear
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