Hot Air Balloon

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:10+00:00 July 13th, 2011|3 Comments

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 14mm f/2.8L II lens, 1/400 sec at f/6.3, ISO 400

This is another one of my favorites from the Provo Hot Air Balloon festival. I was standing next to the balloon just as it was taking off, and got the man giving a quick wave to the crowd below. I think my next venture will be actually taking a ride in a hot air balloon … it would be a neat way to get some aerial shots of a city! :)

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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. Kai July 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Very very different view, amazing!

  2. Michael Sharman July 13, 2011 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Hi Nicole,

    Did you upgrade from 7D to 5D mkii? Wondering how you like the Canon system vs Nikon in regards to the white balance and colours in general.

    I’m a nikon shooter but I seem to be drawn to the look of canon for wb and colour.

    • Nicole July 15, 2011 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Michael, I got a great deal on a used 5D MkII from a friend. I’ve been wanting to add a full-frame to my camera gear, especially when using wide lenses like in this shot. It seems I enjoy the camera more than I expected! I still use my 7D, usually when I want to use a zoom lens and crop in tighter than the 5D will let me.

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