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Up And Away

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:10+00:00 July 2nd, 2011|4 Comments

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 14mm f/2.8L II lens, 1/40 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100
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This morning I did something I’d been wanting to do ever since I moved here—I went to the hot-air balloon festival in Provo, Utah. And, thanks to my new 14mm lens I was able to get some pretty cool photos that would have been difficult with any of my existing lenses (like the above image) … it was a very last-minute trip and a perfect opportunity to take it on a test-run. I tend to photograph a lot of tight, close-in shallow DOF photos and I’m really excited to have a crazy wide lens added to my photography arsenal.

In a few hours I’ll be getting on a plane to go visit family over the holiday weekend, but getting up at 4:30 AM after about two hours of sleep was totally worth the morning photography trip, especially since I only have a few months left here in Utah. This photo is, so far, one of my favorites … I have a feeling this will be printed and hanging on one of my walls in the near future.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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  1. Harley Pebley July 2, 2011 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Great shot Niki! :-)

    I forgot the festival was this weekend. :-(

  2. Richard Haber July 2, 2011 at 9:44 am - Reply


    Have you been up in one with your camera yet? At early sunrise, the light is indescribable. We got this in Virginia…


  3. Kim at the Beehive Blog July 2, 2011 at 10:46 am - Reply

    I went this morning too! I got there after they were mostly inflated so this is amazing to see – it would look great on any wall!

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