I've got my eye on you! - Another balloon festival shot, featuring a sort of sinister energizer bunny staring down the ark. I did work deliberately to get the starburst where it is in the shot. These were the first two balloon aloft, so there were no other balloons in the sky at the time this was taken. Generally, I prefer the more ordinary sort of balloons to these more unusual ones, but this shot seemed a bit different to me. Perhaps, it is just me though. I don't seem to always be the best judge of my own shots.
I looked at lots of wonderful shots here today, some that absolutely took my breath away; others made me smile or laugh and others captured wonderful moments, while some showed outstanding creativity. Everyday on smugmug is like this. Even though we've never met, I'm always telling my family about many of you folks. I cannot say how much I am enjoying this experience, which is my first at participating in an online community...even though I was an early advocate and user of the Internet. (I was one of the first people AT&T drafted to develop an Internet strategy and its first Internet service.) My passion for photography made me willing to spend the time necessary to really belong to an online community and it has been wonderful so far. I look forward to looking at thousands (or, perhaps, millions) more photos. Thanks to you all for sharing your talent and images with all of us! Well, I seem to be babbling, so I'll stop and post.