Full of Hot Air

Basking in the glow

It’s hot air balloon time again in Northeast Ohio and it seems like every weekend brings opportunities to photograph these beautiful vehicles.  A few weeks ago I attended the evening balloon glow at the Blossom Time Balloon Festival in Chagrin Falls.  The event allowed me and a small group of photographer friends to circulate up close and personal during the inflation and the glow itself.  These images were some of my favorites showing close-up details and some of the vibrant colors of the balloons.

Balloon Glow

Balloon Contrast

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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6 Responses to Full of Hot Air

  1. sapearl@sbcglobal.net says:

    This is always a colorful and exciting event. Thanks for posting these wonderful images Kolman – they give a nice glimpse of the action.


  2. Michelle says:

    Hi Kolman, nice shots. I still haven’t had time to process mine. I love all of yours! I know how hard it is to get a good “people” shot like you did. Every time I take one, I get someone moving or some part of the basket is in the way. Was good seeing you that night, even if briefly!


    • Hi Michelle, it took me this long to get to work on mine too! It was good seeing you, too bad we didn’t have time to chat! It’s always a challenge once it gets dark but thank goodness for high ISO ability!!


  3. jerrysherman says:

    Outstanding photos, so glad I found you!


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