This is from a slide, probably the late 1980’s. There were some incredible clouds forming right overhead, lit up in shades of bright orange by the setting sun. I remember I was having to shoot basically straight overhead, no foreground possible. This was one of the most vividly colorful cloud displays I can ever recall witnessing.
A blast from the past. Back in the 1980’s I was in a local park when some hot air balloons became visible, drifting slowly across Wichita. I saw one of them was going to line up with the giant smoke stack at North High School, which was just across the river from me at the time. I waited until the right moment and took this exposure. There it resided in it’s boring slide mount for probably close to 30 years, until last night it met up with my new Wolverine Slide Converter gadget. Thanks to Ken Bello for making me aware of this device. I’ve started converting a few old slides, trying to learn the quirks of the Wolverine. (By the way, that was almost the title of this post…”The Quirks Of The Wolverine”. ) This particular image has also had some Lightroom work done on it to make it a little more graphically interesting to my eye. I look forward to finding other old gems.