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Up, Up and Away!

19 Jul 2022 11:19AM   Views : 389 Unique : 227

All righty, let's go back to the golden years of 1992 to 3, and picture if you will the younger (than we are now) Riley family sitting on a large picnic rug in a field at Rivington. It's a warm, balmy summer evening and the sandwiches and wine are going down very nicely. Then suddenly, as if from nowhere, a small convoy of cars and Land Rover arrives, unpacks and proceeds to prepare a large hot air balloon, right next to us. The balloon duly fills with hot air, a few people jump aboard and it slowly sails upwards until it disappears out of sight behind some trees. The convoy of vehicles packs up and heads off to meet the balloon at its destination, wherever that might be.

Silence returns, broken only by the sound of chewing and the soft click of the shutter of my Pentax ME-F, coupled with the ubiquitous SMC Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7 lens. It doesn't happen every day!





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