Saturday, September 6, 2014

low flying


It's not been a good year for the hot air balloon companies this year.  At least, not according to the number of them we've seen overhead.  But in recent weeks, they seem to be making up for lost time.  This one was flying very low right over our house and I "shot" it right from our terrace.  It was probably less than two hundred feet/meters overhead. The roar of the flame is quite impressive at that distance.

13 comments:

  1. What a fantastic way to see the Loire valley, good job you had your camera handy Stuart.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's easy when they fly over our house !

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Not yet. It's a tad expensive for us retirees. But I'm hoping to hitch a ride in the future on some special occasion.

      Delete
  3. Always fun shots these. A tighter crop perhaps?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, I considered that but I thought this time I would leave like this to show it a little more isolated in full frame. Or was I just lazy !?

      Delete
  4. You catched the perfect moment for a perfect shot. Never took a flight on a Montgolfière but I would love. This photo is wonderful !
    Tess

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's not for the faint of heart ! But otherwise a magical tour (or so I understand).

      Delete
  5. I tend to notice them more in the fall here, maybe because the time of sunset, which is a popular time to go up, is a time I tend to be out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it's because the winds are more stable at sunrise and sunset.

      Delete
  6. What a fantastic shot! I see them occasionally here, but it has been awhile.

    ReplyDelete