Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hot Air Balloons - Skywatch Friday

I was excited the day I saw this hot air balloon up close!  We were driving west on the Yellowhead freeway when this balloon was spotted.  It proceeded to lower itself and appeared to be about to land in the empty lot just to the right of us!

But then I saw these hot air balloons!  These photos were taken in Germany.  I won't include all of them, just enough to give you an idea of the extraordinary "air crafts" out there.

What do you think?  Not just full of hot air, these balloons are extraordinary!  Join some other high flyers and sky watchers here:



  1. These are such great shots for skywatch!

  2. how exciting to see this balloon out of the blue

  3. Couldn't agree more, these are great for skywatch! They're so colorful and imaginative! I love the hot air balloons and enjoyed being able to fly in one several years ago. Fantastic, eye to eye with the eagle. Have a lovely weekend!


  4. Super shot of the one up on the Yellowhead. I can see the people in the basket when I click on the photo to enlarge it. And great colours against the sky, too. The German ones are interesting, but having one head down to land near you is exciting. Thanks for sharing this with us!!
    -- Kay

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 18

  6. Beautiful hot air balloons. Lovely shapes and varieties.

  7. what great photos you are sharing today

  8. Im new to skywatch friday and pretty new to photography. nice to meet you.

    great for skywatch. beautiful balloons. they are one of my favorite.

  9. The hot air balloons are great but I really love the funny shapes of the other balloons. They are too cute.