Hawkins Photo Alchemy

Photography by Joseph B Hawkins, Jr.

"Alchemy" - A Power or Process of Transforming Something Common Into Something Special

Clovis Fest is a weekend street fair held each September in Clovis California. It is usually launched by a Hot Air Balloon Launch early on Saturday Morning. This was the second year that i witnessed the launch. Photographing Hot Air Balloons has great appeal give the bright colors and patterns. This launch is complicated by a less than appealing launch site, namely a parking lot which offers no foreground elements to include in the photograph.

This festival is limited to only 15 or so balloons. I tried to focus on more close up shots of the process and launch. Enjoy and please feel free to offer comments.

Balloon Lauch at Clovis Fest 2010