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Creativity Boot Camp - Day 7

I am very late in posting today, I went to Cambridge for the Scrapping Angels retreat. It has been a very long day because I left home at 7 AM and got back into the house at 9:30 PM. It was well worth it though, I had a great time and made three lovely pages/ projects. All the while I was thinking about today's prompt fly. As I started my journey home I'd given up and decided that fly would have to wait until tomorrow. No opportunity was presenting itself, when an hour into the journey I spied a hot air balloon. Hooray, I had my camera, I just needed a suitable place to stop on the A1 to capture what I saw. The light was excellent the sun was starting to come down and was behind a cloud that looked really silver round the edges there were bright silvery rays shooting to the earth through the holes in the cloud. The balloon was in silhouette. Could I get the blooming picture, not a chance. Every time there was a lay by on the A1, the balloon was obscured by trees. I finally gave up but thought of this picture:
 I can't use this one though, it was taken in 1995, over the Masai Mara.  I was lucky enough to take this balloon ride at dawn followed by a champagne breakfast. this is the shadow of the balloon onto the ground below.  It wasn't taken to day for this project.
I was laying on my couch, a bit disappointed that nothing suitable had appeared. Then all of a sudden out of my window I spied this
Up I jumped as quick as a flash grabbed may camera and waited for the next one. My neighbours were lighting paper lanterns and this was taken with a slow shutter speed against the night sky. That was certainly opportunity knocking! I just pointed and clicked, no composing  waiting for it to reach a certain height I just took it! Day 7 fly, Done! It's now off to bed for me, happy and amazed at how opportunities are always there, you just have to see them and grab them!

Comments

Sarah P said…
Very cool shots.
Anesha said…
Great photos, love the first one. Great colours on the second one. Glad to hear you had fun.

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