Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

Description

Title:
Hot Air Balloon
Caption / Description:

The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology and is a subset of balloon aircraft.

On Nov 21, 1783, in Paris, France, the first untethered manned flight was made by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes in a hot air balloon created by the Montgolfier brothers. Recently, balloon envelopes have been made in all kinds of shapes, such as hot dogs, rocket ships, and the shapes of commercial products. Hot air balloons that can be propelled through the air rather than just being pushed along by the wind are known as airships or, more specifically, thermal airships.

A hot air balloon consists of a bag called the envelope that is capable of containing heated air. Suspended beneath is a gondola or wicker basket (in some long-distance or high-altitude balloons, a capsule), which carries passengers and (usually) a source of heat, in most cases an open flame. The heated air inside the envelope makes it buoyant since it has a lower density than the relatively cold air outside the envelope. Unlike gas balloons, the envelope does not have to be sealed at the bottom since the air near the bottom of the envelope is at the same pressure as the surrounding air. In today's sport balloons the envelope is generally made from nylon fabric and the mouth of the balloon (closest to the burner flame) is made from fire resistant material such as Nomex.

Description from Wikipedia aticle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_air_balloon

Tags / Keywords:
  • Flight
  • Blue
  • Experience
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Leisure
  • Trip

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Date Original Photo Taken:
Original File Name:
Event:
Rating:
Date this image added/last updated on website:
Original File Dimensions:
4272px x 2848px
File Type:
JPEG
Color Mode:
RGB
Original Image Color Profile:
Adobe RGB (1998)

Location

Location Created:
Sublocation:
City:
Market Harborough
Province/State:
Leicestershire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Geo-location:

Rights

Copyright Status:
Copyrighted
Licensing Status:
Rights Managed
Available for Editorial Use:
Yes
Available for Commercial Use:
No
Copyright Notice:
© 2010 Dave Kennard

Camera Data

Date Digital Resource was created:
Shutter speed:
1125 s
Aperture:
f/6.3
Camera Model:
Canon EOS 450D
ISO:
100
Exposure Compensation:
+1/3
Focal Length:
100mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv.):
Metering Mode:
Multi-segment
Flash:
Off, Did not fire
Exposure Mode:
Auto
White Balance:
Manual
Light Source:
Exposure Program:
Aperture-priority AE

Additional shooting metadata

Lens:
Canon EF 100mm F2.8 Macro USM
Filters used:
Additional Optics used:
Setup:
Handheld

Post Processing

Image Modified:
Software used:
  • Adobe Camera RAW
  • Nikon Capture NX 2
Post Processing:

Bit of tree in bottom right corner removed in ACR
CR2 converted to 16bit TIFF in ACR
Colour control point used to brighten image in Capture NX 2
Curves adjustment selectively applied using selection control point in Capture NX 2
Local Contrast Enhancement applied to balloon in Capture NX 2