A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph a “balloonglow”. Though there have only been five balloons which took part at the glowing, it´s been quite a nice seeing this for the first time. Even better, a cloudless sky and the setting crescent moon summed up the whole scenery. What do the glowing moon and the glowing balloon have in common? They both don’t glow on their own; the balloon is illuminated by burning gas, and the moon by the reflecting light of the sun. We often refer to the moon as “shining” but it does not of itself give any light. At the beginning of each month, it´s called a waxing moon, like on these images. A waxing, setting, crescent moon…(click on images if you like for enlargement). Enjoy!
Setting crescent moon above a half filled balloon cover
Silhouettes of half filled balloon covers
Balloonglow at it´s peak
Moon and balloon, both glowing not on their own
Crescent moon, stars and balloons, what a finish for the day…