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Lots of Activity

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 7 December 2012 in Sport & Recreation.

Balloons are launching, others are being inflated, and crews are putting away their tarps.

Prosser Balloon Fest

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition

7 Dec 2012 6:00am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

There are lots of pilots.

7 Dec 2012 6:03am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Fantastic capture Steve! Just a few nights ago I was reviewing some old 35mm slides I took of a balloon launch 10 -15 years ago.

7 Dec 2012 6:11am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Soft early light creates the atmosphere for the colourful balloons.

7 Dec 2012 6:22am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Did you make a ride??

7 Dec 2012 7:09am

@Riccardo: No, I was just on the ground.

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A very interesting view of all these balloons that rise. Excellent framing and beautiful sky.
Have a good day.

7 Dec 2012 7:18am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent photo.

7 Dec 2012 7:53am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

My fave of this series.... love the knitted cotton candy clouds as the backdrop for all the activion!

7 Dec 2012 8:11am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super collection

7 Dec 2012 9:16am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

J'aurais peur d'une collision en l'air ... Je te souhaite une agréable journée

7 Dec 2012 9:19am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

I've never had the bravery to go up in one of these, but I certainly admire their graceful beauty as you have shown it here.

7 Dec 2012 9:40am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Landing is much more fun.. When we did this in Belgium.. finding a place to land with the wind condition was quite difficult.. it took a while before we landed on a farm field.. good fun.

How many balloons were there?

7 Dec 2012 9:48am

@Sarito: This is a very small event in a very small town in Eastern Washington. There were expected to be about 35 balloons although I didn't count them.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Can't wait to see all of these colours floating in that sky - nice series so far.

7 Dec 2012 10:20am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Exciting moment once they all take to the sky!

7 Dec 2012 10:39am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I like how each balloon is in a different stage of readiness. Nice sky too.

7 Dec 2012 11:02am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice, do we get a shot from up there? I guess they don't just let anyone take a ride though:)

7 Dec 2012 11:16am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

BEautiful !

7 Dec 2012 11:29am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

I would love to see your photos from the air, hopefully you will sometime take a
ride up, beautiful photo !~

7 Dec 2012 11:43am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Beaty of colors!

7 Dec 2012 12:01pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Good compo & lovely sky, nice series.

7 Dec 2012 12:21pm

Florence from Paris, France

And what a fantastic view when you're up there !

7 Dec 2012 12:33pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent compo

7 Dec 2012 1:02pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandiose image et ocmpo quelles montgolfières colorées fantastique tous ces ballons rassemblés qui décollent.

7 Dec 2012 1:18pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

I love how you caught all the different stages in one shot. Nice!

7 Dec 2012 2:16pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful. Great composition. :)

7 Dec 2012 2:32pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice shot! almost all are airborne.. :)

7 Dec 2012 2:39pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

ohh, so many all in the same field! What a fine shot this is, especially the light!

7 Dec 2012 3:19pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sieht nach Massenstart aus. Wunderbares Foto.

7 Dec 2012 3:40pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot to capture all aspects of the balloon fest. I'm impressed with how much work is involved in transporting and launching a balloon.

7 Dec 2012 3:41pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

great shot with those clouds and light.

7 Dec 2012 5:18pm

Kiki from Ambert, Auvergne, France

There are many enthusiasts to color the sky :)

7 Dec 2012 5:37pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

I'm really enjoying this series a lot!!! The light and colors are simply terrific

7 Dec 2012 6:15pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Brilliant capture, a superb sight

7 Dec 2012 6:27pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A very colorful medley of balloons that you've captured here! The patterns they come up with are certainly eye-catching.

7 Dec 2012 6:38pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A colorful image full of fun!

7 Dec 2012 6:58pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful scene of "lift-off"!

7 Dec 2012 7:10pm

Spright from Small Town, South Africa

Looks like a wonderful experience. Cloud & light add to the spectacular color.

7 Dec 2012 7:59pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Very nice takeoff! well framed

7 Dec 2012 8:11pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine capture

7 Dec 2012 10:15pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

It's lovely to see them taking to the sky, wonderful color

8 Dec 2012 12:38am

Diana from Olympia, United States

What a view!

8 Dec 2012 12:58am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

a photo very colorful and beautiful at the same time, is the kind of events where one becomes a child again. not knowing where to look. a big kiss. Alejandra

8 Dec 2012 2:37am

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

A feast for the photographer this balloon fest!

8 Dec 2012 8:17am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors!

8 Dec 2012 7:40pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wonderful scene !

9 Dec 2012 5:12pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

A colourful scene of busy teams!

10 Dec 2012 3:57pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The atmosphere is amazing, thrill is in the air...even the sky is not yet decided what to do...

11 Dec 2012 10:58am