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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Balloon

A Midsummer's Night Balloon Ride


A balloon passed practically right over my house recently - yes, such things actually happen in Colorado - so I took a few snaps. It was very early in the morning, perhaps around 6 a.m., and I decided to jump in my car and see where it was going to land. It was awfully low, so low that I could hear the gas machine filling the bag every now and then. So, I drove around my neighborhood, and despite the fact that the balloon couldn't have been more than a thousand feet from me, I couldn't spot where it landed. And it definitely landed somewhere nearby, because it sure wasn't anywhere in the sky that I could see when I finally just went to a high vantage point and looked around.

Perhaps they were trying a night-time ride and it took a bit longer than they expected, thinking they would be down before sunrise. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the FAA would have had some stern words for their somewhat hazardous flight practically skimming the rooftops nearby.

I'm didn't use any focal tricks to make the balloon appear lower than it was - it was really low!

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