Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Great Forest Park Balloon Race 2013 8

The opposite approach from yesterdays post. The balloons are a riot of color. I think they lose some of their impact when six or eight are inflating amidst the huge crowd and the dome of a cloudless sky. If you get your lens in close you can bring back the energy.

The wind picked up near the end of the launch period. A few balloons were inflated but not allowed to take off. In the bottom photo, the City of St. Louis entry bangs into the Wehrenberg Theaters' giant bag of popcorn.            

Great Forest Park Balloon Race 2013 9

Great Forest Park Balloon Race 2013 10

Madeleine Mid-Week

Tale Me Out To The Ball Game

Emily tried to teach Madeleine to sing Take Me Out To The Ball Game during the seventh inning stretch at the Cardinals game Monday night. As Virginia put it, "bless her little heart, baseball puts me to sleep, too."  There's time. As the regular season ends, the home town heroes are in the only close divisional race, two games up on Pittsburgh and three on Cincinnati with four still to play.        


Olivier said...

les couleurs sont superbes, belle saturation.

Et madeleine est déjà une vraie FAN ;))

Pour l'instant pas de photos de l'exposition, c'est des portraits, et on a pas encore l'autorisation pour internet. said...

A balloon launch is a target rich environment for photographers.

Unknown said...

Love how you cropped the first two shots. Great images, Bob!

Stefan Jansson said...

Always great to see quality balloon photos.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots, Bob.

It's very important for the little one to root for the Cards. Just as long as she never, ever makes the mistake of rooting for the Cubs.

PerthDailyPhoto said... this Madeleine's first baseball game Bob? Wise little bub, sleep is the best way to watch :))