Friday, April 18, 2008

Descending From The Heavens




Hot air balloon descending over the Walgreen's at the corner of Champions Gate Blvd and Legends Blvd, Champions Gate, Florida. See the touchdown here.


Find out more about Sky Watch Friday at Tom's blog.

64 comments:

quintarantino said...

Now this quite a unique perspective!
Fantastic colours.

Truls said...

I almost get dessy by just looking at this one. Great, clear shot.

ellen b said...

What a fun catch! well done.
have a great weekend.

Carol said...

I loved your photo! Such an unique perspective!

Thanks, once more, for your comment on my poem. ;)

Craver Vii said...

How excellent! Sharp details!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Fantastic...
Thank you for joining in with sky watch..

Daniel J Santos said...

Excellent perspective, well done.

Jenty said...

What a lovely shot!

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

Pretty picture with a perfect Anglo

Kostas said...

Splendid the photograph with strong blue sky, and chromatic nuances that create beautiful oppositions!
Marvellous post!

Snap Catch said...

wow! great shot! In the sky, there is no distinction of north and south, the people create distinctions out of their own minds.... mine's up too hope you can drop by.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I like the perspective of this photo... it's as if I'm really looking up!
Rocky Mountain Retreat

Sharon said...

Love hot air balloons! This has great color.

dot said...

You got a good one there! Nice colors and something you don't see everyday. At least I don't! Thanks!

gaz said...

great capture. have fun...

fishing guy said...

Wel you were certainly in the right place for this capture. I'm impressed.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great timing.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Fantastic color and a beautiful photo. Well done.

Me & my puppies said...

Great sky watch, thanks you sharing.

DeeMom said...

My hubby and I were in a hot air balloon once the sensation is hard to express...
Wonderful Photo

Jules said...

Very clever Sky Watch - what great colours!!!

I have joined today and have posted my first one - it has taken a long time but am finally organised!!!!

Southern Heart said...

Great photo!

Carletta said...

Look at all these people making comments and taking the words right out of my mouth!
Great perspective..
Great colors...
Right place at the right time...

They all see what I already know...cute guy takes awesome pictures!

Quiet Paths said...

Oh wow, if that isn't a sky photo then what is? Fab!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great shot from below there

Dottie said...

Sweet! That's awesome.

SandyCarlson said...

I wonder if these guys fit through the drive-thru?

This is a wonderful shot. I'm glad you were ready with the camera!

mharia said...

wow ... looks so great against that blue background!

Lori said...

Oh wow, that's gorgeous. I've always wanted to go up into a hot air balloon. I've only gone up tethered...and it just isn't the same!

Small City Scenes said...

Were you lying on your back on the ground and the balloon landed on your tummy? WATCH OUT!!
Neat picture. George is always creative. MB

Lynette said...

Champ, you ought to have titled this one "Vertigo, Descending." Whee! Whew! Some kind of good shot.

Judi (Gmj) said...

Walgreens has everything! Yu are one talented guy, and how come Carletta knows your cute? Love your blog.

Ida said...

Great shot!
Nice angle! :)

Blue said...

What an interesting shot!
Oh to be in the baloon floating away...

babooshka said...

Such an intersting angle, and that blue sky.

Anne-Berit said...

Great shot,wonderful blue colour on the sky!

Indrani said...

This deserves an appalause. Clap, clap, clap. Lovely shot.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is the first hot air balloon I've seen this year! They used to fly over my house all the time. But the field they used to launch their balloons is now a well-used soccer field, which is great for the local kids but not so for us sky watchers. ;-)

kay said...

Hot air balloons seem to transport us to another place, don't they? And so pretty!. You captured it well. thanks for the visit!

the teach said...

Ya makin' me dizzy! Gorgeous shot! Getting right up under it - genius!

Jane Marie said...

I love hot air balloons. This shot made me smile with joy. I feltr like a little kid looking at the sky. Wonderful.

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful post today. I would love to ride on/in a hot air balloon.!!

Andrea said...

Perfect. You were at the right place at the right time. So pretty and colorful.

AnnetteK said...

Very nice!!

Janice Thomson said...

Awesome and unique capture George! I'd love to ride in one of those :)

Making it lovely (SP) said...

Such nice picture, I too afraid of going in one though, I went up the worlds highest Ferris wheel a couple of days ago, never again:_)

Gunilla in Singapore

pts said...

excellent shot!

Marcos Santos said...

Looking under the skirt. :)

Carla said...

Fantastic shot!

nonizamboni said...

Incredibly colorful shot and what a viewpoint.
Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

A fantastic shot!

Misty Dawn said...

Beautiful shot and great composition! I'd love to go up in one of these someday.

cocabixinhos said...

Wow, so many comments!! No one liked my photo this week! LOL
It seems that the baloon is landind at my head.

Lana G! said...

That is a GREAT shot!

gardenpath said...

Kinda makes me dizzy, but it is a great shot. I hope you got out of the way!

Uma por Dia said...

Congrats!!! I saw your blog in CDPB

Champ Townboy said...

Thank you all so much for visiting my blog and leaving such wonderful and encouraging comments. I wish I had the time to respond to each of you individually!

Dancin' Fool said...

What an excellent shot! I love your gator picture too!

Marie said...

Great shot!

Petunia said...

WOW! Great shot! I'm so happy I'm not up there:)
Sorry i haven't got the time to visit you earlier.
Have a nice weekend!
Petunia's Sky Watch

sam said...

This is a great angle... and the touchdown was cool too, with that mean looking spike on top of the clocktower you need to be pretty sure of landing in the right spot!

Stine :-) said...

Thanks for a nice and creative shot!

Andrée said...

You were directly under it! (OK you know that!) And scaredy cat me keeps thinking "what if it fell??" I saw the photo of when it landed. You are a wonderful photographer.

raf said...

Super sky shot....you nailed it!!