arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
Race ready
Watch On Ceramic
Sunrise and mist on lake
sighted in
A dead yucca plant at Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Orange Sun
Bridges off the beaten path
Tiny raindrops on flowers
A lily and its reflection
Zapatista Woman and Her Child
Tree Line
Balloon inflations at New Jersey Festival of Ballooning 2019
Congress
Zapatista Rebel Media
Half and half
Night at National Harbor
Zapatista women
Small town China
Sharing Her Light
Mass ascension at New Jersey Festival of Ballooning 2019
Above the Wall
Old age is like everything else...
Hidding Cubs
17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Balloon inflations at New Jersey Festival of Ballooning 2019

This image was taken during "mass inflation" at the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. This festival is held in the town of Readington, NJ every summer on the last weekend of July. It was my first time ever at a balloon festival and I got access to the launch field. This allowed me to watch the process of preparing, inflating and launching the hot air balloons in close proximity. Here is one of the pilots and a crew member getting their balloon ready for the early morning launch.

TAGS: New Jersey, Pilot

photographer avatar
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America
Member since 2019
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Carolina Garcia-Paris.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2019
Filed Under: The American Experience
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Oct. 6, 2019, 11:49 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5600
Focal Length: 20mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO320
Report This
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION Readington, New Jersey, United States of America