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Floating Away

Posted by Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 5 December 2012 in Sport & Recreation.

When balloons were ready, they took off. I heard some pilots talking about areas they had to avoid, expected winds, etc.

Prosser Balloon Fest

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous ball.

5 Dec 2012 5:25am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. I love the colors and the 3D feel

5 Dec 2012 5:35am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

clear shot of what looks to be the first one away!

5 Dec 2012 6:03am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Must be a fantastic experience

5 Dec 2012 6:19am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent i like it

5 Dec 2012 6:35am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Beautiful framing !

5 Dec 2012 6:46am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

In the blue mood... Very difficult job to fly a it is difficult to fly anything!

5 Dec 2012 6:56am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Well framed!! I'd like to have a ride!

5 Dec 2012 7:51am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

wow wonderful view

5 Dec 2012 8:00am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Parti pour un voyage ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

5 Dec 2012 9:09am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great perspective and composition.

5 Dec 2012 10:07am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice framing
lovely shot

5 Dec 2012 10:18am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A very beautiful framing !! Superb .

5 Dec 2012 10:54am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful and colourful..

5 Dec 2012 11:11am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful image ! shooting from another balloon ?

5 Dec 2012 11:18am

@Mariana Maoduš: No, from the ground. I would have liked to take a ride though. Many years ago, I rode in a hot air balloon and it was great.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely shot - let the adventure begin!

5 Dec 2012 11:40am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great shot!

5 Dec 2012 12:03pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent! Beautiful colours!

5 Dec 2012 1:59pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

An excellent framing. All the majestic look of the balloon has been perfectly captured.

5 Dec 2012 3:08pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot. Nice takeoff. :)

5 Dec 2012 3:14pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Love the illusion of texture here, very beautiful !~

5 Dec 2012 3:38pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Again, very well composed, with good colors.

5 Dec 2012 4:21pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

beautiful shot!

5 Dec 2012 4:59pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A very strong composition. Great image of this balloon among the others.
Well done.

5 Dec 2012 5:21pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The first to leave the ground, excellent framing and beautiful light. Very nice capture, I like a lot.
Have a good evening.

5 Dec 2012 5:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful light and framing.

5 Dec 2012 6:24pm

Spright from Small Town, South Africa

I love the drama, the shape and the colour. So beautiful.

5 Dec 2012 6:45pm

Florence from Paris, France

An ideal place for shooting Steve.

5 Dec 2012 7:39pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

adorable, fantastic. fly in this way is something never forgettable. a big kiss. Alejandra

5 Dec 2012 7:42pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Stunning colors, sharp and defined too. A great shot, but I wouldn't get in one :0

5 Dec 2012 8:26pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Really beautiful!

5 Dec 2012 9:22pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors captured in these balloons against the blue sky!

5 Dec 2012 9:37pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

at last!!

5 Dec 2012 10:54pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Up, up and away! great shot.

6 Dec 2012 1:53am

Diana from Olympia, United States

Such a colorful event

6 Dec 2012 2:47am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleux captage de cette mongolfière avec les deux autre et leur belle forme sueprbe compo.

6 Dec 2012 4:27am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Oh now I really want to be in one of those! Fantastic! It's pretty awesome seeing these shots and the whole process. really. Great image!

6 Dec 2012 5:21am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

it sure seems tricky navigating these balloons.. looks fun though.. :) nice catch!

7 Dec 2012 2:37pm