Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sky Watch Friday Season # 4 Episode # 13

Sky Watch Friday this is the place. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were a lot of people with beautiful Sky photos last week. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post. You can link a 2:30 PM EDT. SWF is run by Klaus, Louise, Wren, Sandy, Sylvia and myself.

Timing can be everything in getting a special capture. I was in the back yard trying to get a Chipmunk that crawled to the top of a garden post to get a better view of the area. I heard the whoosh of gas going into a hot air balloon. The balloon was fairly close and I had taken my better camera out because the Chipmunk is so small. The results are a colorful balloon in a sullen sky. These were taken from my front yard.
It is shown here over the trees from the back yard. It was fairly close and I got some neat shots.
You can see a lot of great skies above.

44 comments:

Shoshana said...

We just had ballooning festival in Plano, TX lately. It's a fun way to spend an afternoon...but I found out that it's not so fun when it's raining.

George said...

You did get a couple of great shots of that hot air balloon. Do you see these often near your house?

Darla said...

Very cool Fishing Guy!

Jack and Joann said...

Congratulate yourself. Those are colorful shots. Talk about being in the right place at the right moment. It looks like that balloon was about to land in your backyard.

JOE TODD said...

Those are great shots. Looks like would be a lot of fun.

Daryl said...

LOVE that pigeon and the hot air balloons ..have a great weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a terrific shot, Tom! Wow! Just the color needed for a drab sky! I love hot air balloons! My daughter and I had a marvelous ride in one and I loved being able to look an eagle in the eye as he flew past us. These brought back such fun memories! Thanks!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

janice said...

Is it time for the Ravenna Balloon Afair already?

Great shots!

Anne said...

Really a colourful sky watch :-))

bobbie said...

Oh how I'd love to be in that basket! Great shots!

Photo Cache said...

Now that is fantastic. It looks so close to your house.

Gaelyn said...

So where's the chipmunk? LOL
These are great captures Tom. Wouldn't it be fun to see the sky from up there?

Craver Vii said...

Almost subliminally, I caught the word "chipmunk" in the text, and started looking for a hidden chipmunk in the hot air balloon. It's okay; I got it now. Nice to have them balloons liven up hazy skies. Thanks for sharing.

Dewdrop said...

Oh, I simply love Hot Air Balloons! Terrific shots!

Thumbelina said...

Oh WOW! Those are cool shots and I love the bright colours of the balloon against the sky. Well captured. (By the time I get a snap of a balloon it is a little speck in the distance!)

Jan said...

These are fabulous shots. I agree, timing is everything, especially in photography.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shot of the hot air balloon and a great capture. You were in the right place at the right time. Thanks for sharing your skies and for hosting.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Skywatch photos are all about being ready and you were. Colorful picture.

I really like the bird on your header also.

Lene said...

I just love balloons. Last year - we didn`t belive our own eyes when one where about to crash in our neighbours garden. It sounded like a dragon, and it was really big. Surreal :) Great pick for SWF.

Carletta said...

VERY cool shots!!
You really were in the right place at the right time.
George asks if you see them often. Don't I remember seeing this same balloon in a different setting sometime ago? It seems it was far off.

Carletta said...

Sorry, meant to say my Skywatch is on my photoblog this week. :)

Carletta’s Captures.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

FG-the balloon certainly brightened up the sky! Thanks for sharing...Happy Friday!
NLSM

TCKK said...

Don't you just love hot-air balloons. Great pictures.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Kewl colorful balloon shots! I have RV friends who are in New Mexico for the Balloon Festival there and they say it's marvelous!
Hugs and blessings,

Regina said...

Awesome captures!

Happy weekend.

Regina

Tammie Lee said...

ah, balloons in the sky a wonderful site!
Spirithelpers

Pietro said...

Fantastic images of the balloon, Tom! A really beautiful Sky Watch!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That was great luck Tom. Have you ever been in one of them? A lot of fun!!

Luke said...

I always wanted to ride in one of these someday!

magiceye said...

wow!
should have gone up there to click some more!

Grace Olsson said...

hahahhahahahahha
I knew....your shot are just stunning..And I dont have words....
yoour shots are, simply, marvelous

graeolsson.com/blog

Have a nice weekend, dear

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Where would I want to go in a hot air balloon? The photos are nice. Did you go up?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shots !! I loved sky ballooning !! Fantastic post !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Luiz Ramos said...

Colourful grey sky. Beautiful.
Luiz Ramos

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how I love that hot-air balloon, Tom. I'd love to do that sometime. Blog friend Pat (Arkansas) did it recently.

Your header looks very similar to a picture I saw on Abe Lincoln's bird blog. Great picture of the Mourning Dove.

We are on our way to Hendersonville today to check on G's parents. Then we have company coming tomorrow. Fun Fun!!!!

Have a great weekend.

Betsy

Craig Glenn said...

Love your sky watch shots Tom. However I can barely see it in this shot. There is a big balloon in the way!

Craig

Pearl Maple said...

Fun photos for sky watch friday, so true you have to be ready because you never know when nature or the sky is going to put on a show.

Tipper said...

What a great capture of the balloon-you were lucky that day for sure : )

Squirrel said...

Cool photos!!

Arija said...

Nice balloons, have you ever been on a flight?

Louise said...

I don't think I've seen that particular balloon before. I love it when they fly over the house!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I always enjoy hot air balloons. They are such an unexpected treat in the sky. Hoping the clouds break sometime today. I need a little sunshine! Have a great weekend, Tom.

SandyCarlson said...

This are awesome balloon shots, my friend. Just amazing.

Gina said...

wow it did come close..great shots! :)