Continuing the hot air balloon theme from the prior post, this photo is another one captured very early on the morning of June 1st at the Kissimmee Blue Skies and Silver Spurs Rodeo Festival. The balloons were being inflated as the rising sun cast warm, golden rays against the overcast grey sky. The two onlookers, standing in the shadow of the balloon, became simple silhouettes.
“Beautiful Inflation” [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 500, f/9.5 at 1/500 sec., 34 mm
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Yesterday, I got up pretty early in the morning and made the hour-or-so drive to Daytona Beach to see and photograph the sunrise. It turned out to be a pretty overcast morning once I got there. Because I had stopped to take a few photos of a building glowing in the darkness that caught my eye, I was late. I ended up getting there about 10 minutes after the initial peek of the sun over the crest of the ocean horizon. (I’ll share the photo of the building in a future post.)
Over the course of my beach walk, I came upon Nancy. Nancy is a local to the area. She has a smile that was as warm as the rising sun embracing the earth with the light of a new day. She was great fun to speak with and finally I asked if I could take a candid beach portrait. She was happy to oblige me.