Moon Glow

by | Feb 2021

Hot air balloon illuminated by moonlight

Photo: Andrew Jerry

We’re beaming over this Lens on St. Croix Valley award-winning photo.

We regularly feature photo submissions from our Lens on St. Croix Valley photo contest in the pages of St. Croix Valley Magazine and online. This month, we asked Andrew Jerry to tell us about his photograph titled Hot Air Affair.

Where was the photo taken?
At Hudson’s annual Hot Air Affair balloon festival. They do a night event called Moon Glow where all the participating balloons line up on the grounds lighting up the sky with fire. This shot was from that event.

What inspired the shot?
The event is called Moon Glow and I liked how the moonlight was reflected off this particular balloon. Seemed fitting for the title of the event.

What’s your favorite thing about this image?
I really love the colors of that balloon with the surrounding night. Light from the moon and fire from other baskets helped illuminate it just right.

What kind of camera did you use?
This was actually the first event using a new camera, a Nikon D7500.

See more of Jerry’s photos on Instagram @ajsborderland_photos


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