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Hot Air Balloons-Morning Mist by La-Vita-a-Bella Hot Air Balloons-Morning Mist by La-Vita-a-Bella
This morning we got up at 5am to be at the Hot Air Balloon Festival before sunrise.

I got permission to stand on the dock of some people who live on the river.

The wind was calm, there was a layer of mist over the water, and the balloons were able to remain near the bridge for an exceptionally long time.

It was my best balloon experience so far! :icondancingcloverplz:

More pictures to come. :D

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:iconphoto67:
photo67 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Incredible... ^_^
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner May 17, 2012   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconphoto67:
photo67 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
absolutely
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:iconmemoriesbybren:
Memoriesbybren Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
STUNNING!!!
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Lone-Flying-Eagle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Thats gorgeous, and that looks like fun too :-)
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   Photographer
Thanks!
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Kim-92 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Photographer
Hello! Your wonderfull photo has been featured here -> [link] <-:heart:
Have a nice day! :sun:
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011   Photographer
:glomp:
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:iconneonfriends:
neonfriends Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
What a beautiful shot! I love hot air balloons, and this is an amazing shot!!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconneonfriends:
neonfriends Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
You're welcome!!
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nikki-ns Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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DavidCraigEllis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Hi Paula, Your beautiful image has been featured here [link] :)
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Photographer
:hug:
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piglet365 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
I'm not surprised It's absolutely awesome.
I love your cat photos but your landscapes make me feel I should give up!!!
Thanks for all the pleasure ( and heartache!!) they give.
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   Photographer
Thanks for the compliment and don't give up. Your shots could be a little sharper and you will want to learn good processing techniques, but I think you have a great eye. Keep it up!
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piglet365 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Thanks for the feedback. I think the problem with sharpness is to do with my varifocal(fairyvocal) specs which are inclined to slip. I am hoping to get to some workshops led by a local professional photographer next year so maybe he will help with the processing.
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JonGoldie Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Probably my best balloon experience too!, cheers :)
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   Photographer
Were you there, too?
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JonGoldie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Lol, no, I was meaning viewing your photo was the best balloon experience because it was so awesome! :D cheers :)
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fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hi Paula you can see what i did here [link]
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   Photographer
That's awesome!!!
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:iconfineartbyandrewdavid:
fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup:
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just beautiful
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   Photographer
Thank you very much!!!! This was my third year going to the balloon festival and I think it was my best experience. :love:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The have them around here sometimes but they usually start so early and are hard to get to in time...this is great
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   Photographer
Yeah, there are balloon festivals all over. You can even go online and see where and when they are. The one in Albuquerque, NM is the largest one. I watched a time lapse video of it on Youtube and it's just HUGE!
I had to get up VERY early to be there on time for this event as the balloons go up when the sun comes up...and this is about an hour drive from home.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
They have a pretty good one from time to time at Calf Pasture beach in Norwalk..it goes across Long Island sound.. trouble is...they seem to do it when I have to be a work.. and cant go. bah. lol... they're fun to see.. so colorful
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Photographer
I feel like a kid around hot air balloons. They are so big and I just have a huge smile on my face as they start going up. :D
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yea..they're colorful and fun
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Photographer
:dance:
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fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
this is the one i am going to animate (the water) saw a second one to this too
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010   Photographer
Cool! I can't wait!
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:iconfineartbyandrewdavid:
fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
the animation is done so will be uploading it shortly
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   Photographer
:w00t:
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LemurianWanderer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
I agree, this is a postcard... very nice!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Photographer
Thank you!
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chyoyay Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Gorgeous!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Photographer
Thank you!
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RHCheng Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Photographer
Amazing shot, so crystal clear and amazing colors!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Photographer
Thanks!
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PgmSculpting Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Looks like this was taken at Prosser, WA. Stunning Photo!!!!!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   Photographer
It was taken in Prosser. :)
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Mo-Photographer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured you here [link]
Take a look at it if you want to ;)
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010   Photographer
:hug:
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Buble Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:boogie: I can imagine that you got a real kick from this day.. :wow: how lucky to be able to view such lovely scences! and you captured it beautifully! :icondancingcloverplz:
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010   Photographer
Oh, I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to these balloons...and this time it was like I had all the money to buy all the candy! :icondancingcloverplz:
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fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
wow
this would make a fantastic print,or even better if i was to animate it hee hee
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010   Photographer
How do you do that animation stuff?
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:iconfineartbyandrewdavid:
fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
i use some thing called Squirlz water reflections
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