A lone red, white and blue hot air balloon floats in a blue sky. Photography by Brooke Ryan. eballoon.org provides the following history "On the 19th September 1783 Pilatre De Rozier, a scientist, launched the first hot air balloon called 'Aerostat Reveillon'. The passengers were a sheep, a duck and a rooster and the balloon stayed in the air for a grand total of 15 minutes before crashing back to the ground.
The first manned attempt came about 2 months later on 21st November, with a balloon made by 2 French brothers, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier. The balloon was launched from the centre of Paris and flew for a period of 20 minutes. The birth of hot air ballooning!!!
Just 2 years later in 1785 a French balloonist, Jean Pierre...
I have been photographing for nearly 30 years, since my Dad gave me a World War II era Argus C3 rangefinder camera. In High School I bought a vintage enlarger and worked in my basement darkroom developing black and white gelatin silver prints from my 35mm negatives. I majored in Art in college to prepare for a career as a fine art photographer, but – concerned about supporting myself - changed majors and earned a Master of Science in Health Services Administration instead, working in hospitals in Georgia, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. After putting my career on hold to raise my two daughters, I have been thrilled to once again focus on photography. I am a Juried Artist Member of the Cape Cod Art Association.
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