Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Great Hot Air Balloon Chase, Three



I took a couple of shots as I walked to the Clock Tower.



Finally, I got into a decent position near the Clock Tower plaza, and was able to get these shots of it passing by.



A Mourning Dove joined me for the show.



You can see by the clock that it took only a couple of minutes for this balloon to pass. I searched the sky for the balloon that was behind it; see those pictures tomorrow when I post the final set for Sky Watch Friday (Thursday).

12 comments:

cocabixinhos said...

Great series, I cant wait for sky watch friday thursday! Hope you could mantain your decent position till the end! LOL

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh you dirty rascal... you are just pulling us along... I am really excited to see the photo tomorrow! Even the Dove knows the results before we do!

Chris said...

I agree with the other two . . .can't wait to see the next set as I love these!

Carletta said...

The last one is my favorite - I like the composition in this one best.
Tomorrow, tomorrow, it's ONLY a day away - but it's a long day!! :)

evlahos said...

maybe this is the new way to travel. (zeppelin is back). quiet and no pollution.

Small City Scenes said...

Well, I'm glad you had the Dove to be there for you and the balloon. MB

Dorothee said...

This is a fun series to watch (almost like an animation), which makes great and interesting photos too.
My favorite is the last one. I like the contrast between the elongated rectangular tower and the oval shape hot air balloon which appears very small behind. It's a great composition.
BTW... love the architecture and the colors of the buildings in Championgate, it's really elegant and soothing.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great set of photos, we had the air balloon here last week, but too windy for them to go up so didn't see any

Uma por Dia said...

HAPPY SKY WATCH FRIDAY!!!

AWESOME SHOTSSSSSS!!!

Dianne said...

I love these shots!!

Especially the third one - the relationship between the clock tower and the balloon is so striking.

Your blue shots have all been stunning!

Dorothée said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog.
I am sorry to hear your grandfther witnessed this terrible event that occured in Boston. Hope he was not living or working close to it. The mess and the smell must have been awful!

mrsnesbitt said...

Awesome...really!