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Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Postby christiand on Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:14 pm

Hi all,

Canberra has the Canberra Balloon fiesta coming up.

See the following URL:
http://www.canberraballoonfiesta.com.au/

Be there.

Cheers
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Postby stubbsy on Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:42 pm

Christian

Have you taken up a job publicising Canberra? :) Regardless - well done. To often people miss photo ops in their neighbourhood because they just plain don't know!
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Postby christiand on Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:51 pm

Stubbsy,

yes that is the point.
Besides the balloon fiesta is quite an exitement if you can crawl out of bed early.
It is a great buzz and there are international contestants.
Over the years we had pavlovas, cows, Michelin Man, etc, now the bees from texas decorate our skies.
Come all Canberrra D70ers and rise early to the occasion, it is worthwhile.
Great photo opportunity.

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Postby sirhc55 on Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:29 pm

I would love to be in your position CD to photograph this event. I am always intrigued by the brilliance of the balloon and the colours are phenomenal
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Postby fozzie on Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:43 pm

CD,

To capture the vivid colour of the balloons while on the ground or in the air would be absolutely brilliant.

Look forward to your collection of shots between 12-21 March. If there is a 'fozzie bear' balloon, please capture it and post for my sake.

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Postby christiand on Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:17 pm

Hi,

my D70 is in hospital at the moment but I found my old
Ricoh RDC5300 and charged the batteries last night.
I got up a hour earlier and on my way to work had a stop over
at the balloons.

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more photos are at:

http://christiand.smugmug.com/gallery/445339/1/17915708

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Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2006

Postby christiand on Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:59 pm

Hi all,

the Canberra Balloon Fiesta 2006 is happening April 15-23, 2006
This year Pipy, the Scottish special shape Piper balloon will star.


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Lilly and Joey, two bees from the USA are returning to this year's fiesta.
A balloon in the shape of a windmill from Holland will be there.

Perhaps a good place for a mini meet ?

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Postby Willy wombat on Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:48 pm

There are always a throng of photographers and plenty of chimps at this event.

Still - it would be great to catch up with everyone. By the way - how nice are the autumn colours right now.
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Postby christiand on Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:09 pm

Tomoroww morning (17-04-06) at 6:00 am !!!

Find the Piper, I'll be there.

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Postby ozonejunkie on Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:05 am

G'day Christian,

I am going to do my best to stagger out of bed by then. :)

Hope to see you there!

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Postby MHD on Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:58 am

Willy wombat wrote:. By the way - how nice are the autumn colours right now.

Awesome arent they!

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Postby christiand on Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:42 am

A few images from the balloon fiesta:

Old Parliament House:
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Pipy:
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Pipy
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Balloons:
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More balloons:
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Postby macka on Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:02 pm

Wow, fantastic images. Wish I could have been there. Looks like the polariser got a good work out! I love the last shot of all the balloons and the shot of parliament house is nice too, although needs a straighten. :wink:
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Postby christiand on Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:32 pm

Thanks macka,

a few more from today.

Bees:
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Heat:
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Two:
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Pipy
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Postby mudder on Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:47 pm

The balloons make fantastic subjects, terrific color and sharp edges, I'd love to be there, great photo opportunity...

Wonder if it's worth approaching some of the balloon pilots to see if they want any shots as these look terrific...

Would love to get some firing up while still on the ground, you'd get some great scenes in the twilight I reckon...
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Postby byrt_001 on Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:25 pm

hi christian

wooowww you are so lucky to be there, nice balloon

thanks for sharing

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Hot stuff

Postby christiand on Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:43 pm

Hot stuff.

Things got hot:
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And hotter:
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Still hot:
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