We have a great photo op coming up, the Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, 7/31-8/1. There will be a hot air balloon festival this coming weekend, close by the Santa Paula Airport. It is an easy drive from Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, or Ventura.
Some of the great parts for photographers include the “Balloon Glow” event on Friday evening at 8 pm, and the balloon ascension Saturday morning at 6 am. I’m particularly looking forward to the Friday night event, as the balloons will be tested on the ground, partially filled – great color! And the following morning, the balloons take off!
Here are directions from the event web page; They indicate: take the 101 or 5 freeway, and then:
Directions traveling Hwy 126 West
Reaching Santa Paula, exit right onto Hallock Dr. at intersection with 76 gas station. At end of Hallock, turn right and follow road to soccer fields. Must present your Vendor Parking Pass in order to enter Vendor Drop-Off.
Directions traveling Hwy 126 East
Reaching Santa Paula, pass Tenth St. Exit. Take next Left Exit turning left onto Hallock Dr. at 76 gas station. At end of Hallock, turn right. Follow road to soccer fields.
Here’s a link to the event web page:
my web site: www.davidsaffir.com
There’s a new image on the blog front page – it is a multi-frame panorama, and one of my favorite images. Take on the California Central Coast between Morro Bay and Big Sur, it consists of a half-dozen images stitched together. I think this image has everything a photographer could want – great color, a sunny day with clouds for accent, blue water and blue skies, nice surf, and unmarred scenery. Enjoy!
another image from my new book, “The Joy of Discovery”, just for the fun of it! Shot w/ Hasselblad H-series, 35mm wide angle, Phase One Digital Back, used sandbag for a camera rest.
Found this post on use of Nikon flash equipment and high-sync speeds, looks to be worthwhile:
Thought I would start posting an image from my book every few days, just for the pure fun of it…