Hot air balloon flight series [many pictures]

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Hot air balloon flight series [many pictures]

A couple of weeks ago, I went for a hot air balloon flight. It was awesome!

The scenery was spectacular and it was quite something to be hanging in a little basket at 2000 meters.

All pictures shot with an E-M1 + 12-40.

1. The balloon in its bag

2. It doesn't look like it, but this basket managed to fit 10 people

3. The "pilot"

4. A fan was used to inflate the balloon

5. Much more volume than it appears to be!

6. View over the Swiss country side (lake Neuchatel can be spotted in the distance)

7. Another sight

8. This other balloon was with the same party (2 balloons total)

9. Notice the haze which made for a low contrast scene. I increased contrast quite a bit in pp

10. The sky started to change pretty fast; it started to look very dramatic I love such skies.

11. Checking the 12-40's flare resistance: not bad at all.

12. We actually flew very close to the top of that farm. Fantastic sensations.

13. A pecular tree.

14. These cows were totally looking at us. They are very curious creatures

15. An interesting view. As you can see the altitude was pretty low.

16. The sky is now getting very dramatic for our pure enjoyment

17. Flying over a small village. People were waving at us, it was very fun

18. It is actually very hot in the basket due to the heat produced by the flame.

19. About to land. The balloon kept flying like this until it landed on the path just behind this man.

I hope you enjoyed the series

Thanks for looking.

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