Ready For Launch – Riverfest Balloon.
Now that our Riverfest photo contest is over, I can post anything I want from the event. Not that there is all that much…but I was fascinated by this balloon launch. Farmer’s Insurance was giving tethered balloon rides. In the past they have had some trouble getting everything working, including the weather, but this year they had some luck. I hovered around quite awhile, shooting while the sun set. I thought this was a good example of the high ISO capabilities of a my full frame Nikon D700. Coupled with the rather amazing noise reduction capability of Lightroom (still using version 3), this is the result. Handheld at ISO 3200. That’s amazing stuff to me, but I am old and used to shoot Kodachrome 64.