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Unrolling the Balloon

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 1 December 2012 in Sport & Recreation.

The burner tests are over, the basket is on its side, blue plastic tarps are laid down, and volunteers help the crew prepare the balloon.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Adventure to begin.

1 Dec 2012 6:49am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid capture and information

1 Dec 2012 7:14am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Never neen a part of this, but lots of good fun comes after lots of hard work:)

1 Dec 2012 7:26am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Beautiful views and excellent capture of flight preparation. For the beginning of the day, the colors are beautiful.
Good weekend.

1 Dec 2012 7:54am

k@ from Paris, France

That low light evokes such an atmosphere, excellent scene.

1 Dec 2012 7:59am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bientôt dans les airs ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

1 Dec 2012 9:13am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Hard work ...!

1 Dec 2012 10:56am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful view. Lovely capture. :)

1 Dec 2012 2:41pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Big process

1 Dec 2012 3:44pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the subdued colors of the balloon under this early hour's light. Deploying a balloon is a major effort and a team is required. A very good shot.

1 Dec 2012 3:48pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr schön in dem Licht.

1 Dec 2012 4:04pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great PoV captured here with beautiful colors! I am amazed at the enormity of the balloon as it is laid out across the lawn.

1 Dec 2012 5:55pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

wquelle vue de ce mongolfière sueprbe iamge et captage grandisoe compo.
Belle soirée

1 Dec 2012 6:11pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

This is such a somehow managed to turn it from ordinary to brilliant! Especially the sky and mountains...fantastic!

1 Dec 2012 6:22pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely capture. When I posted my balloon series, I had not been in time to see the set up, just the breakdown. SO I am interested to see how this happens. WOnderful capture.

1 Dec 2012 7:48pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great documented shot of the volunteers working to get these balloons ready for flight!

1 Dec 2012 8:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


1 Dec 2012 9:44pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

That looks the hardest part, very well captured.

2 Dec 2012 12:15am

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

Great shot! I suppose you have to be meticulous getting these things set up before they fly! :)

2 Dec 2012 12:52pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

this is so interesting and such a big undertaking... yes? just looked through the group and what a great group of shots.

3 Dec 2012 7:01am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is quite a job!

3 Dec 2012 7:04am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

They are quite big extended on the floor

3 Dec 2012 3:32pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

preparations are all in place.. :) nice catch

7 Dec 2012 2:35pm