Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sky Watch Season # 4 Episode # 2

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 at 3:00 PM EDT on Thursdays. SWF is run by Klaus, Wren, Sandy, Sylvia and myself. 

I was fishing this morning and heard the woosh-woosh sound of a hot air balloon. It was just taking off and it rose above the lake. It was quite the show. Not bad photos for my lake camera a Canon Powershot A590.
Here is a close up of the balloon.
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35 comments:

Janie said...

I see the balloon's reflection in the water in the first photo. Must have been a nice surprise to see the balloon rising over the water. Hope that hot air whooshing didn't scare the fish!

Darla said...

What do you mean not bad shots? These are beautiful!! Gorgeous sky too.

Lanny said...

Wow, nice shots! Amazing what the simple cameras can do, eh?! Your Crappie day looks mighty fine!

Sylvia K said...

You don't have any bad shots, Tom! These are terrific! Love the balloon! One of the fun things I've been able to do is enjoy a balloon ride over the wine country in California! Love the reflection in water, too! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Tara R. said...

What a wonderful surprise! Great capture.

Jossie said...

Tranquil picture of the lake. Great close up of the balloon.

ewok1993 said...

what serendipitous event. great capture.

Alan said...

That Canon Power Shot did well - Ha Ha!! Great photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tricia said...

I would sooo love to ride in a hot air balloon! LOOOVE it!!!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I think there will be a hot air balloon fest near here next month. Your blog post reminded me to check it out!

EG Wow said...

Well, I am jealous! I haven't seen a hot air balloon overhead in some time. Do you protect your camera from water when you take it fishing?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Tom... You were in the right place at the right time.... Gorgeous pictures.... Love that blue sky--against the pretty colors.
Betsy

chubskulit said...

Beautiful captures!

Sky Watch, have a nice weekend!

eden said...

Wonderful captures, Tom. The reflections are fantastic

Eaglesbrother said...

Great captures..glad to see you caught the photo..hope you caught some fish too. }}:-)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of hot air balloon. Very colorful.

Dar said...

Now THAT's Cool! Love the reflection too. Just Drifting Away!
BlessYourHeart

reanaclaire said...

Spectacular sight! yes, your camera is not bad..

Hilda said...

Cool! Not a view I am ever likely to see over Metro Manila. ;)

Gaelyn said...

What a neat thing to see while fishing. Hope you caught some, fish that is.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots! What a cool sight to see while you were out on the lake.

Francisca said...

This is another sort of paradise than the one I live in... but isn't it grand to see it all! Great balloon shots... I like the yellow reflection in the water.

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Siromade said...

Love the big balloon photos.

Maria said...

That's just beautiful!
... I love the yellow reflection in the water...

We're looking for a new pocket camera...
I'll keep the Canon Powershot A590 in mind!

*A nice weekend to you*
Maria

Craver Vii said...

When I was but a wee lad, I told my father that one day I was going to travel all over the place in one of those big, beautiful balloons. He didn't believe me. Do you know what he said? He said, "Son, you're full of hot air."

lisaschaos said...

I've never been up in one but it sure would be nice. Beautiful balloon!

SandyCarlson said...

Utterly gorgeous.

Pietro said...

Thrilling images of the balloon!
Very beautiful Sky Watch, Tom.

Anna said...

Stunning images. We used to have balloons in our area too, until oops an accident, so they banned them here. Thanks for sharing, these are really good. Anna :)

imac said...

Higher and higher --- Great shots Tom.

Philip said...

Great shots Tom ! I have never been on a balloon ride, would love to go I think I wouls get some great shots of the wildlife down below :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How wonderful Tom. Have you ever been on one? It is a great experience, especially the champagne breakfast they usually give afterwards. :)

Tipper said...

Great shots! I know Becky from Twisted Fencepost will love them!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I LOVE that shot of the balloon over the lake!!!
Great shot, FG!!