Colorado Balloon Classic - We went to this event very early this foggy morning. The balloon launch was delayed several times, but eventually, around 8:30, the balloons starting launching. There was apparently almost no wind aloft, so, after they launched, the balloons just hung around in the air over us for a long time. This shot was early in the first wave of launches. The shot was taken with my fisheye lens. I still have many, many shots of this event to process, but if you'd like to see a few of the others, they can be found here in my "Colorado Balloon Classic" gallery, which is in the "Other" category: http://fotoeffects.smugmug.com/Other/Colorado-Balloon-Classic/9540120_hQhxe#641316963_fagpa. I actually entered a different shot from the balloon festival in the Dgrin Challenge "A Different Perspective." I have not had any success in the challenges so far, but it is such a good learning experience that I keep trying. My train shots were done with the thought that I might use them in the challenge. With regard to the train shots, I actually took pics of two different trains. The first was not moving too fast and I got pretty cocky that I was completely safe so close to the tracks. The second train came through much faster, and, although I seemed to be fine, I must admit it was a bit more unnerving. However, I'll probably do it again, as I really did not get the shot I was hoping for.
Thanks for the great response to my train shot. A lot of you also looked at some of the other shots in my "Trains, Trains, Trains" gallery, under the "Other" category. Thanks for all the comments. I sure appreciate them.
Have a great Monday --- if that is possible?