Peter Bargh

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April 9th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 99 – one afternoon in a hot air balloon

Sometimes you may not be prepared. I’d gone on Stanage Edge today and took the Olympus EP2 with 17mm lens (about 35mm in 35mm format) I intended to do a few landscapes. I spotted a hot air balloon and wished I’d taken a long lens. Here’s my shot. The balloon is a dot in the sky so I’ve added an arrow. It would have still been a small dot even with a long lens. I’d love to have been in that balloon.

The title of the photo365 photo is courtesy of the indie band Artery.

April 3rd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 93 – Pop

I’ve been experi-menting with fast flash tonight trying to record the bursting of a balloon and I’m fairly happy with this shot.

I used a new portable studio flash, test will be going up on ePHOTozine in a few days, and a Sony Alpha A55 set to high speed shooting mode, although in reality i could only get one or two frames with any action. The first being the balloon exploding and the second showing the water dropping down towards the floor.

This shot still caught some of the burst balloon adding a touch of colour to the frame.

The shutter speed was 1/160sec, but the flash duration would have been much higher.

January 15th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 15 – Grand Opening Sale

Today I went to the shops…
A balloon on a ceiling in Victoria Centre Nottingham.