Color and composition take the Day and brilliant blue sky as canvas. Nicolas Raymond shot “Vibrant Hot Air Balloons” on Aug. 17, 2013, using Canon EOS 5D Mark II and E F24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens. Vitals: f/9, ISO 400, 1/320 sec, 24mm. There is great detail across the vantage, thanks in part to f-stop choice and fantastic lens (love those Canon Ls).
The event: International Balloon Festival, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. The 33rd annual fest returns August 13-21, 2016. If I still lived in Maine, I would be there.
Nicolas is from Montreal, but lives in Bethesda, Md. (hey, my daughter was born there). He joined Flickr in July 2012.
Photo Credit: Nicolas Raymond