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What A Morning!

By KarenFB
Well, a lot of you knew I'd been booked on a balloon flight. At last it happened. If you are interested in reading about it, you will find the story in my BLOG.

I was in the section that faced north east/east, so a lot of my photos suffered from flares and burn out. But I thought I would still share some of them with you.

I was surprised at the lack of wild life, I think I only saw a few pheasants and one hare! The rest were all domestic, cows/sheep/horses etc.

The first image is of Plymtree (Devon, UK).
Version 2: Yards and Yards of nylon
Version 3: Pulling the puddle
Version 4: Beautiful colours
Version 5: The woods on Blackdown Hills - we landed just after this shot!

Tags: Balloon Landscape and travel Balloon flight

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
19 Oct 2008 11:19AM
Super images, Karen, especially V.1. Glad you had a good day, you've waited long enough for it! Carol
JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
19 Oct 2008 11:28AM
I like v5
It is obviously an aerial shot, looking down on the tree tops and with the balloon's shadow it is a fair assumption you were in that balloon, so telling a story !
jdenman 15 19 5 Spain
19 Oct 2008 11:47AM
These are very nice, a great way to enjoy the landscape.
fentiger 21 920 24 England
19 Oct 2008 12:17PM
Super images Karen and for me No. 3 is a real cracker ~ a stunning image which is worth uploading just on its own. I have had a bit of a fiddle with it to bring out a little more shadow detail ~ see mod.

Wooly 17 112 4 England
19 Oct 2008 12:51PM
Well done Karen, looks like it was a great experience.

BURNSIE 14 25 4 England
19 Oct 2008 1:30PM
Great landscapes in V1 + V5
Bob_V 15 1 2 United States
19 Oct 2008 2:31PM
Five fantastic landscape shots, so well done.
SoulOfNature 14 23 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2008 3:30PM
What a brilliant experience and some very good shots too,I like V5 with the shadow of the balloon but all of them are good,pleased to hear you enjoyed it.

Jean x
conrad 18 10.9k 116
19 Oct 2008 4:32PM
Great view!
Juliee 16 382 4 England
19 Oct 2008 5:13PM
V5 for me, perfect shadow. I also like V3 great colours and light, it shows the size of the balloon well.

Stace 15 2 2 England
19 Oct 2008 5:35PM
Super images, v5 stands out

MandsH 16 England
19 Oct 2008 6:50PM
How brave are you - I like my feet firmly on the ground! Great set of shots Karen
dawnmichelle 15 12 United States
19 Oct 2008 7:00PM
wow these are fantastic shots... so glad you got to go...will read the blog too Smile
KarenFB Plus
17 5.9k 184 England
19 Oct 2008 7:16PM
Thanks everyone! Smile
Thanks for the Mod Albert, aren't the colours stunning! Smile
Ray42 15 3 England
19 Oct 2008 8:08PM
Excellent shots
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2289 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2008 9:45PM
What fun! Bet you enjoyed that. I do like the image with the balloon shadow on it.
bunbeam 17 2 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2008 10:56PM
brilliant set of shots, that must have been amazing
KarenFB Plus
17 5.9k 184 England
20 Oct 2008 7:04AM
Thank you everyone! Yes, it was absolutely fantastic!
sunshot 18 24 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 7:43AM
these are all wonderful images karen, v5 is quite outstanding

LisaRose 16 172 4 United States
20 Oct 2008 9:29AM
Thanks for posting these Karen. Love V5!

Silverzone 15 2 England
20 Oct 2008 2:04PM
Lovely set thanks for sharing. Sylvia
20 Oct 2008 2:30PM
Lucky you, the fields look inviting.
foggytwo 20 36 1 Scotland
21 Oct 2008 7:16PM
I`ve always wanted to go up in one of these Karen but have never got round to it. Looking at you super images makes me want to again.
Hop-A-Long 16 52 1 England
22 Oct 2008 8:52PM
Great shots. I think I will leave the flying to you.
betts 15 1 England
22 Oct 2008 9:10PM
Smashing shots i like them all but V5 as its got the shadow of the balloon.
chuckspics 16 14 United States
23 Oct 2008 1:54AM
great captures, the Telivision station that I belong to(local access) the Exeutive director went on a Ballon ride yesterday and Vidioed the trip to air on our station, he said the ballon reached about 3000 feet, to high for me in a small basket, Chuck
KarenFB Plus
17 5.9k 184 England
23 Oct 2008 7:07AM
Thanks everyone!
DSV 15 2 Denmark
23 Oct 2008 9:05AM
24 Oct 2008 8:46PM
ace view
KarenFB Plus
17 5.9k 184 England
25 Oct 2008 7:02AM
Thank you! Smile
teocali Plus
15 442 18 England
25 Oct 2008 3:51PM
What a wonderful set of shots - V5 for me with the balloon shadow but they are all wonderful, as are your later uploads of the trip. Tempted to try it myself - am sure hubby would be enthusiastic!!
whiteswan01 15 13 England
26 Oct 2008 11:26AM
cracking set love V5 just great
Mynett 14 142 6 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2008 4:10PM
Ah ha ballooning, yea this is great fun, love the one of the shadow!

Linda Smile
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2008 9:16AM
v5 for me. I wish someone had been waving a hand in the shadow too!!!
x_posure 14 1 Australia
22 Jan 2009 9:32AM
How lucky you are to have had that experience.

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