I had high photographic hopes for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta when I made plans to visit during my break from work in the UK. The recent nice summer weather in London was unfortunately let down by the fierce England riots, which cast initial doubts over our travel plans. When we did finally arrive in Bristol, the weather became drizzly with white cloudy skies, putting a dampener on my hopes of capturing scenes of hot air balloons against a blue summer sky. Thankfully, the atmosphere at Saturday’s night glow event made up for the gloomy weather which only cleared up when we left Bristol for London on Sunday afternoon.

Panasonic DMC-G3 : f/7.1, 4/10 sec, 28 mm, ISO 400.
Category: Expression and Nightscene and TravelSunday, 14 Aug 2011 10:46 pm