Waterford Balloon Fest

Last time we had a meetup here, everyone got a LOT of great images, heck , one of our members even stowed away on one of the balloons and took a trip!

THIS COMING SATURDAY, we will meet on the grounds of Evergreen Elementary School at 4pm for THE WATERFORD BALLOON FEST.

http://www.waterford-wi.org/waterford_balloon_fest.html

Saturday is an all day event, so you are more than welcome to show up earlier and catch some of the entertainment, BUT, we are hoping to get everyone together at 4pm.. Also, the Waterford Chamber of Commerce is holding a photo contest for Balloon Fest (see link for details.) Only professionals are excluded from the contest, so that means MOST of our members are eligible.

And, the same as last time, we will meet on the SOUTH SIDE of the roped off area. If you can't find us, TEXT ME at[masked]-0587.

Michael

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  • Pamela D.

    Hope to go again next time

    1 · July 21

  • Lekan O.

    Had a blast at the evening glow. Had quite a few balloons up and got some good pictures!! Next year, my goal is to find a way to get a balloon ride!!

    July 21

  • Lord S.

    WoW!
    Just Wow..... The Balloon Glow tonight was Just Awesome! Great weather, and 15 Balloons up together at one point. Can't wait to get back home tomorrow & start reviewing these images on my 27" screen!!!

    Thanks Michael for setting this up! We didn't even know about this event prior to Your meetup invite!

    3 · July 20

  • Richard

    Not going to make it tonight

    July 19

  • Lord S.

    We are here.......
    sorry, thought I had responded as Going.....
    Diane and I came up last night to catch the Morning Balloon launch! We'll find you in the fields this afternoon.... Evening Launch and Balloon Glow!

    July 19

  • Richard

    This morning I used an effective 24-80 and[masked] on my Olympus and[masked]) on my Nikon, found a wide angle to medium tele along with a longer lens was perfect, if you have something like the[masked] use that

    July 19

  • Richard

    Came late last night and parking was almost non existent so I went back home

    July 19

  • Richard

    I did get there this morning ten minutes after 6 and I missed some nice lift offs but chased them and got some great opportunities at their landing

    1 · July 19

  • Ron

    Very nice launch this morning. Very light wind. About a dozen balloons. They were lifting off only a few minutes after 6:00am.

    1 · July 19

  • Christopher J. P.

    I shot last night and this morning and my[masked] mm was more than enough to do the job. Word of advice, GET THERE EARLY! They are expecting a crowd of 12-15 thousand. Had about 5000ish last night and parking was a challenge.

    July 19

  • Michael Lee L.

    You may also consider bringing a lawn chair or blanket to sit on....

    July 19

  • Eileen S.

    Best lens' to bring for this??? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

    July 19

    • Michael Lee L.

      Somewhere between wide angle and normal. We will be very close to the balloons, so telephoto lenses aren't necessary unless you want detail shots.

      July 19

  • Mike D.

    I was out tonight and the weather was perfect. Some forecast for tomorrow. See you all there!

    July 18

  • Ron

    I will be there, but do another Meetup at about the same time, I will be there at the morning launch. I promise to leave some good shots for you guys later in the day!

    1 · July 18

  • Brian J.

    Be sure to bring your tripods and cable releases for the night glow.

    July 14

  • Keith K.

    Have a wonderful time!

    July 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is a GREAT time and I got fantastic pictures last yer - but going to Scout camp with my son this weekend. Bummer I have to miss it this year. :-(

    July 13

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