About the Book
Here are my impressions of the dawn balloon rise at the 2012 Citrus Hot Air Balloon Festival in Santa Paula, California. The images from that Saturday in July are my attempt to share some of what I experienced photographing the early morning balloon ascent. Was it inspirational, did it light my fire? Absolutely! I like the images in this book for their patterns of color and light, both geometric and random. Some are presented alone, others are mixed and matched in various juxtapositions to create new and unique compositions.
Dennis Griffin, a photographer for 40 plus years, is a native of Southern California. He founded Studio Griffoto in 2007 to market his fine art imagery. His award winning work spans four decades and encompasses nature and landscape photography, form photography, travel photography and digital imaging. Mr. Griffin’s unique style and eye for composition are clearly reflected throughout the broad scope of his images captured in California, Hawaii and other parts of the United States, as well as Italy and many other countries in Europe. To quote the artist: “I have always been fascinated by the interplay of color, design, and the magical effects of light and reflections. From the early days working in darkrooms smelling of acetic acid to the present using the immaculate technology of inkjet printers, my goal of making images has remained unchanged...a desire to optimize these elements in order to create uniquely artful images."