Flickr a Day 266: ‘Vibrant Hot Air Balloons’

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