I was assigned
to write and photograph a day tip article on the annual
balloon festival in Foley, Alabama. I spent the
entire day there, and managed to wangle a delightful
flight with Steve Jones, one of the pilots.
As I was leaving near dusk, I saw this balloon in my
rearview window, and immediately turned the car around.
Since I only had a few seconds to get the shot, I used a
telephoto lens balanced on the hood of my car to steady
it in the low light.