Thursday, September 23, 2010

accents of autumn II

The warm colors of decay and cool evenings are upon us once again. Last year, I took these photos in the lush season of wonder and bliss at various metroparks and arboretums in Ohio every weekend I could manage. Here are some those best moments captured from Dawes Arboretum, Slate Run Metropark, and Woodland Cemetary & Arboretum in 2009.

Enjoy the charming colors of the Autumnal Equinox!

accents of autumn II

Monday, September 20, 2010

chariots of the summer skies

This past summer, I have been fortunate enough to witness some of best Balloon Launches and Glows, Ohio has to offer. Every year, several different counties throughout the state put together their annual weekend Balloon festivals for native Ohioans to enjoy. Even people and Balloonists from nearby states participate in these activities to see these beautiful chariots ascend to the skies and illuminate their brilliant colors at dusk.

So this year, I made it a goal to finally capture these massive sky ornaments of color throughout this beautiful state. I started and ended with smaller festivals such as Ashland’s Balloon Fest in July and ended with Grove City’s final sunday morning launch in late August. In between, I witnessed Urbana’s Balloon glow, Middletown’s MidFirst Ohio Challenge & Glow, and Canton’s spectacular Balloon Classic invitational.

I may have missed a few other ones in between, but there is always next year! In the meantime, here are some moments captured of these stellar launches and glows!

chariots of the summer skies

related links:

Ashland Balloon Fest

Urbana Balloon Fest

MidFirst Ohio Challenge

Balloon Classic invitational

Grove City’s Balloons & Tunes

Central Ohio Balloon Club