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Hot Air Balloon Photograph - Firing The Burners by Bob Orsillo

Firing The Burners is a photograph by Bob Orsillo which was uploaded on August 27th, 2012.

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Robert Culver

Love this capture, plenty of action, great composition and perfect lighting.

Julie Magers Soulen

This is great! I love the story unfolding. f/v

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thanks Julie :)

Deborah Benoit

Those two guy holding the balloon mouth open, I have been there and done that. Awesome capture of the energy and people!!! f/v

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Deb!


This is mind blowing ..... Simply outstanding photo.... and what a story it tells. f,v, SU

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thanks so much Ana! :)

Andrea Simon

Beautiful treatment and capture of the men in action. f/v

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Andrea! :))

Robert Mirabelle

fabulous capture! focus is brilliant, toning is superb.

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Robert!

Theresa Tahara

Wow, amazing photography, Bob and it really tells the story. f/v ;-)

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Theresa! :)

Luke Moore

What a unique story and untold "angle" Bob! Great capture of the crew and how they are reacting to the burner firing up :) Helps me to understand and appreciate all the behind the scenes preparation that goes on before the flight. Very well done my friend. Fav/Vote

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thanks so much Luke my friend! :))

Jenny Rainbow

Very interesting effect, Bob, I love the way you showed this scene and I have a feeling that im presenting there!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Jenny! :))

Anna  Duyunova

Great action composition! Great series!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Anna! :))

Robert Frederick

I'm assuming you got to go up - I'm jealous - great series Bob vfg

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thanks Robert, I did, you would love it. :)

Laurie Search

It's so interesting to be able to see these guys in action getting the balloon all ready to go!! Excellent work, Bob!!!!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Laurie! :)

Xueling Zou

So cool, Bob! Thank you for sharing this documented image, so I can understand how it was started... Did you try the ride? Thank you:)!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Xueling! :)

Christiane Schulze

Great b&w image Bob......like the details you captured here.....looks like hard work to gets the balloon running - Chris (F/V)

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thanks Chris - it really is! :)

Sandi OReilly

Very hard to do, excellent action capture and great B&W detail, love it, f/v.

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Sandi!

Betty LaRue

Ahh, cool and works well in B&W! f/v

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Betty! :)

Ann Horn

Fabulous capture of the men at work, Bob. The detail and clarity is perfect as your treating it as a monotone.

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Ann! :)

Will Borden

Great team work! Nice to see how it all begins, Bob~~certainly an interesting image!!! F,V&SU!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thanks Will, it is interesting watching them setup.

Sharon Burger

Awesome image Bob, did you ride? This is such a huge thrill to watch.

Bob Orsillo replied:

I did :)) but not in this one.

Cheryl Cencich

Fantastic capture!! V/F

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thanks Cheryl!:))

Ann Powell

wonderful action image!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thanks Ann!

Karol  Livote

It's not easy, firing them...wonderfully captured

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thanks Karol!

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