A. and I recently took an early-morning scenic balloon flight over the Yarra Valley, a picturesque area on the outskirts of Melbourne known for its wines, local produce, and attractive rolling farmland. And, of course, I took my camera.
There was lots of interesting stuff to photograph. However one of my favourite subjects was to capture the bursts of flame coming from the (rather large) gas burners above our heads, that kept the massive balloon in the sky.
The shots were taken opening the aperture up and letting the camera automatically compensate for the bright light the flame-bursts produced. This meant the images were captured at a good faster shutter-speed, effectively freezing the flames in all sorts of wonderful forms.
Here’s a smattering, for your viewing pleasure.