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Blast from the Past - Balloons with a Nikon FE2 - A NelsonFoto Forums Thread

Postby GrahamS » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:07 am

Balloons With a Nikon FE2

I posted this thread on NelsonFoto Forums on Monday December 5th, 2005 in the Words, No Words Forum: (Images appear at the bottom of the thread)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:53 pm Post subject: Baloons with a Nikon FE2 Reply with quote Edit/Delete this post

These shots were taken at dawn on a freezing highveld morning near Johannesburg. It was the start of one of the flights in the world hot air baloon championships back in 1990. I used a Nikon FE2 with a 135/f2.8 Nikkor Ais with Ektachrome 64 pushed one stop.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:00 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
Shot #2 just slays me.... btw, the Ricoh is on its way to you, wrapped tightly and jammed into a Global Priority envelope, then taped securely.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:47 pm Post subject: Reply with quote Edit/Delete this post
Thank you kindly - for the words and for the Ricoh. I'm shaking with anticipation!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:49 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
I agree, #2 is an *incredible* image; it belongs on the cover of a magazine like National Geographic or similar.

However, you can't fool me -- that last balloon isn't hot air, it's a gas balloon (no burner, has the small neck at the bottom of the envelope instead). Presumably helium; I wouldn't think anyone would try to fly hydrogen around all those gas burners... Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:00 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
yup.. #2 does it for me too!

Thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:02 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
the lighter than air beer keg in the last shot is interesting Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:06 am Post subject: Reply with quote
I like all of them, but #2 really grabs me too!

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Looks a lot like Albuquerque.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:20 am Post subject: Reply with quote
I also like the colors in #2. Very nice shots indeed. I experimented with baloon photos many years ago at some baloon festival in Roanoke (Virginia).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:21 am Post subject: Reply with quote
Beautiful photos.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:59 am Post subject: Reply with quote
Graham - Really nice shots!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:44 am Post subject: Reply with quote Edit/Delete this post
Imagemaker said:

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that last balloon isn't hot air, it's a gas balloon


I should have said that the last one is a reproduction of one of the famous historical gas baloons - I forget which one.

Thank you all for the compliments - glad you enjoyed.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:58 am Post subject: Reply with quote
Graham - dont know if yer making prints of these, but would love one of #2. Let me know.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:16 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
I agree. Fantastic shots, but #2 is a real winner.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:58 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
I like 'em all. Yes, #2 is extra good. Good shooting!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:09 pm Post subject: Reply with quote Edit/Delete this post
Thank you all for your comments & compliments, much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:28 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
Graham
hatts off to you for #2. the light makes it look like heaven. great exposure and composition. thanks for sharing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:28 pm Post subject: Reply with quote Edit/Delete this post
Paul & Mihai - Thank you.
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Edit: Here is the image that Craig Nelson liked, on Flikr: I sent him a 20x24" print and he sent me a Ricoh 519 which sadly, did not survive the journey in a puffy envelope.
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Re: Blast from the Past - Balloons with a Nikon FE2 - A NelsonFoto Forums Thread

Postby Dennis Gallus » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:37 pm

Graham,

Great photos, thanks for re-posting. Film cameras might not have been as quick and easy as digital, but we certainly didn't miss out on capturing beautiful colors, did we? I really like the first photo shown.

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