Happy Weekend Everyone! Hope you all had an amazing week. Here are so of the things you may have missed:
I came back from Ohio and uploaded a few images from the weekend.
Ohio had some beautiful sunsets, but the real reason why I was there was for the MidUSA Ohio Hot Air Balloon Challenge. Heres a nice one with the balloons in the sky.
Here’s my behind the scenes look behind my images:
Now that I’m back home, the heat wave has been seriously affecting my images. It’s hard to get a nice sunset or sunrise. So I figured I could go to one of my favorite spots for pictures and shoot the water at Great Falls. While I was there I ran into this pretty butterfly that I just had to capture.
This past week was amazing for my work:
I was in FamousDC for my Capitol Sunrise
And in HDR Spotting 3 times!!
Hope you all have a great weekend! 🙂
So you may be wondering why I went to Ohio. Well it all started a few months ago when I was thinking about my photography. I thought about the kind of images I wanted and how I could achieve them. For some reason, one of the first things that popped into my head was a hot air balloon festival. As my dad would say, I asked Mr. Google and he told me about the Ohio Challenge.
Who knew hot air balloons were so temperamental. Out of the three times that I went to the festival, I only really got to see the balloons fly once. The air quality and wind depends so much on the flight, it got a bit frustrating, but I’m glad I came out with at least one image.
This farris wheel was from Viva Vienna a few weeks ago. Here’s an image of the carousel I captured. At first I was happy with the original image because there was a building behind it, which made it slightly distracting. After thinking about it so more, DUH, just crop it out.
Check out my vlog from Memorial Day weekend when I visited the festival.
Every year, Vienna, VA has a festival called Viva Vienna. It’s a really fun event for familys and kids of all ages. I was excited to find out that it was going on during Memorial Day weekend. I wasn’t excited about the games, food or anything like that. I wanted to go at dark for some cool night shots.
My favorite part of this image is the carousel operator sitting in the middle. It would be really hard to see him if this was a short exposure, but I wanted to get the light traveling so this was 15 seconds long.
Check out other things I did during Memorial Day weekend in my latest vlog seen here. Please subscribe 🙂