Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Great Hot Air Balloon Chase, Four



The balloon from yesterday's post seemed to be hovering over the Crepe Myrtle, waiting for its buddy.



I looked to the east, and there it was, moving slowly across the sky.



Of course, slowness is a perception here, because this only took a minute or two.



That's the shot I was looking for, at exactly 7:30!



All this balloon chasing and sky watching made me a little dizzy!!

55 comments:

cocabixinhos said...

OH WOW!!
Great séries of stunning photos you have here! It it was worth waiting for the final.
Really AWESOME Crepe Myrtle and Showers!!

Have a fantastic Sky Watch Friday (Thursday)!!!!!!**

Abraham Lincoln said...

Quite a nice set of photos for sky watch.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for joining in with Sky Watch this week and helping to make it special.

Petunia said...

Cool!

Petunia's SWF

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

YAY... I can't tell you how long I have been working up to this and it was WORTH the wait! Awesome!!!! Had me chuckling... love that angle... hehe... beautiful!! What a fun set of posts!!
Mountain Retreat

SandyCarlson said...

Marvelous angles and wonderful captures here. The lighting is great.

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

Pictures magnificent with the sky very beautiful

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Wonderful series. My favorite is the balloon hanging like a pendulum between the uprights. Well done!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice shots all of them. Nr 4 is very cool and I like it very much.

Carletta said...

Looking right through the tower - magnificent!!
I love the dizzy angle on the last one.
You did good!!

Mrs. Darcy said...

Awesome! All of them!

Anemone said...

Great, and it looks realy funny too...and a little bit sceary...

Nice weekend to you, from Anne in Norway :-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Giggle...hahaha....BWAHAHA!

Thanks for the laugh. ;-)

luiz ramos said...

Great chance shots.
Beautiful.

Sandpiper said...

Fantastic shots! I want to go there!

fishing guy said...

Champ: Wonderfully done, I loved the one with the balloon in the slot.

Voz do meu Coração said...

Magnificent the sequence of beautiful pictures, with colors and landscapes expactaculares. Congratulations.

Ida said...

Great series!
Beautiful! :)

Pretty Life Online said...

nice catch for SWF! The sky was remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse. Mine's up too hope you can drop by.

marcia said...

what a perfect frame you are patient

ellen b said...

Way to hang in there and catch it in that perfect frame. Love it.
Have a great weekend..

esnorway said...

nice pic

Marie said...

Beautiful photos :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

These are wonderful photos and ilove that water fountain

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

I can imagine you were dizzy, but for us it is well worth it. I love your 7:30 shot. Great Sky Watch. Lisa

Steven and Aisha said...

Lol! Those are really cool shots! Good job!

John said...

Amazing shots!

Kay said...

Great shots of the sky with the balloon. The balloon looks like another crepe myrtle blossom.

Small City Scenes said...

Perfect shot---worth waiting for.
I hope somebody was there to catch you as you tipped over. MB

Champ Townboy said...

MB: Puppy was there! LOL

babooshka said...

o much effort has gone into all your posts this week. Fabulous collection tonight. Love these jaunty angles your're using.

Louis la Vache said...

Hot air balloons always make people smile! Nice series of shots, even at the price of a little vertigo for you...
;-)

"Louis", an early riser, caught San Francisco waking up.

Marcel said...

I'd love to go up in a hot air balloon.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Fabulous! Stunning photos for SWF! The last one looks a little Taj Mahal-ish! =)

Sherry said...

Those are all such great photos. Amazing the way you captured the balloon at just exactly the right position in that fourth shot -- it's perfect!

Great post!

Neva said...

I like all you shots! but the 7:30 shot is awesome!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Happy Sky Watch for Friday......lovely colors but at first I could not see the balloon!!!..come and see my bride in the sky..if you already visited then thanks...cheers!!

Lana G! said...

What a fun post! Beautiful chase you had there.

mirage2g said...

A very nice set of the clear blus sky and the balloon! Love the angle of the last one!

Chuck Pefley said...

Precisely 7:30. I'll bet the balloon pilot appreciated the hefty tip you paid him :) So gratifying when things come together, and obviously a little fun when they begin to fall apart, as well, judging from your last photo in the series. Hope you didn't drop anything :))

Anne-Berit said...

Oh,I like that.Wonderful photos!

Small City Scenes said...

I hope you didn't land in his puddle. hehe MB

Gary said...

The 7:30 shot is just stunning - I thought you were going to culminate with the balloon being popped on the structure's spike!!

Gary
(Bodge's Bulletin)

me ann my camera said...

Very interesting and definitely an unusaul perspective for sky watch! My favourite is the balloon seen thrown the arch in the tower being used as a frame!

Thank you for having visited mine at: varying seasons

pts said...

excellent shots!

bobbie said...

What a fun series!

Debbie said...

Beautiful and you captured so much in single photos! Great job!!

I loved them all, well the last one made ME dizzy LOL!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Glad to see your Sky Watch went so well.... looked to see the Hot Air ballon.

tom

Quiet Paths said...

These are all so interesting; I especially love fountains....

Gattina said...

Great serie of stunning pictures ! What a blue sky !!

archiearchive said...

Wow - clear sky and hot air balloons!
Great shots.

Dick said...

Nice sky watch, especially the first picture.

Jules said...

Your 7:30 shot is perfect...the last shot looks like you sipped too much helium from a balloon;)

Carol said...

The 7,30 shot is just perfect! I liked the whole sequence.

the teach said...

Such great photos! You're very playful with your photo-taking! :D