I woke up Saturday at the ungodly hour of 4:15am to go meet my buddy so we could drive up to the field they were using for a planned 6am launch. We got there a little after 5:30 and there were people and balloons everywhere. It was chaos, no one was coordinating parking or the launch of the balloons, they trickled up slowly instead of en masse like we hoped they would. If you read the prior post you know I shot a lot of images, mostly with the intent of blending them later; for various reasons this didn’t happen and I was left with single shots to pull details that weren’t there initially. The sky had been fairly light, not a lot of blue was showing up in the images, through the magic of post processing I managed to pull out the blues, tone down some of the highlights I thought were a lost cause and pull detail out of some shadows. I don’t know how well the images would print without further processing to get rid of some of the noise/grain in them but they’re good enough for the screen right now.
The full gallery is here, some samples are below.