Balloon Launch

©Michael Morris

Photograph by Michael Morris,
Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Date: September 13, 2011

Camera: Nikon D7000
Focal Length: 18mm
Aperature: f/5
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 1/30 sec

Note: Michael Morris took this photo of a balloon launch in Cappadocia, Turkey. Dozens of balloons often fill the sky every morning for tourists to get a glimpse of the beautiful and unusual rock formations in the area. Michael was on a hot air balloon when he took this photo. I love the lighting in this photo from the balloons and how the different stages of the balloons launching are shown.

Tip: The shutter speed (exposure) of 1/30 of a second allowed more light into the camera to expose the photo due to the low light. By increasing the film speed (ISO) also allowed more light in to brighten the photo. when using low shutter speeds, a tripod is nice to have on hand to avoid blurriness. You can try and shoot without a tripod if you have a steady hand.

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