Hot Air Balloon Race

by Bryan July. 21, 2012 2278 views

So many vivid colors.

I couldn't believe how close they were together.

I thought every balloon would be launching at the same time but there were people already ascending as others were getting theirs inflated.

I was amazed that no one really hit each other taking off.

Some different balloon shapes, a strawberry, a clown, a pig, and a ladybug.

This gentleman was a former champion from Japan…he was having some issues getting off the ground.

Right after he got off the ground he was headed straight for this tree but managed to veer out of the way at the last second.

He's holding something in his hands, maybe a camera or gps or other weather device.


The pig balloon that never got off the ground.

This team had some bad luck, wind kept hitting the side of the balloon and collapsing it.

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Zajä…C 5 years, 1 month ago

I very like #19.

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Chris Cann 5 years, 1 month ago

The colours really "pop" out at you

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Christa 5 years, 1 month ago

These are all fantastic shots! I love to see this kind of races, beautiful balloons and exciting moments. The pig (24) was too heavy :)) to get up and the funeral home advertising in shot 18 would not be a balloon I would Great set.

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Michael Doherty 5 years, 1 month ago

Was this in Florida?

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Giancarlo Fosci 5 years, 1 month ago

I've always loved balloons for their fantastic colors, unfortunately I never managed to photograph, thanks for share!

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Marina 5 years, 1 month ago

super great set!!

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Piotr Fila 5 years, 1 month ago

spectacular set!

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Eric J H Joyce 5 years, 1 month ago

Wow, what amazing shots.............I would love to go up in obe but I hate heights.

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