Galena Hot air balloon festival – 2011

To be honest, I’ve never been this close to a hot air balloon till now. Here are the pictures from my recent trip to the Hot air balloon festival in Galena, Illinois. This was an event for Hot air balloons and vintage cars. I reached there real early and spent the whole day in and around Galena. A mile hike at the Wild Cat state park and a brief history tour at Galena. Now i know where the 18th President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant lived, you guessed it right… Galena,Il.

I did spend lot of time on capturing and experimenting with time-lapses, will share them on a future post.

Picture Info: Shot with my Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200mm f4, Canon 16-35mm f2.8II. Used Adobe Lightroom 3 for white balance and Lens error correction.



This is called “Thunderbay falls” and was restricted for public access but the moment i saw the falls, i told myself that i’m not leaving Galena till i get a 5star shot of this. How did i get near?.., you don’t wanna know.. hee..hee..


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