Hot Air Ballooning!

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  1. Wozza

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    Easily one of the coolest things I have done, photo opputunities are immense as there is no glass to shoot through and you are not moving all that fast!

    Took these on holiday in Port Douglas. First time I booked the bus came to the rear of the motel, whilst I was waiting outside the front of the hotel at 4am for ages... So he came by another day and upgraded my flight as I missed out the first time.

    Simply cannot reccomend this enough, I want to go again.

    We went up at dawn, over the rainforest. This is over behind the Kurunda for anyone that knows North Queensland.

    Ok enough typing - more pics!

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  2. Wozza

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    Posted two days ago and no comments or cits? I feel so unloved. :(
     
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    oh wow... what a cool photo opportunity indeed! unfortunately i am way to afraid of hights to ever do this :(
    some cool shots! i love the ones with the sun rays through the foggy trees...
     
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    Veeeery nice.

    1 & 10 are my favorites!
     
  5. Wozza

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    Same here, but then I thought, 'How many people can say they have done this' and 'It would be great for photo's'.

    I froze for about ten seconds when we were going up but then started taking pics and put the height thing to the back of my mind. I have been crippled by this fear a few times but have been able to overcome it to do a few cool things lately.

    Thanks for commenting. :)
     
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    Great shots alright, #8 is the winner for me, I'd love to shoot something like that, I'd be so proud of that shot....
     
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    Agreed, #8 is breathtaking.

    All these shots are excellent; really nice colours in them all.
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I love the one with the sunstreaks through the haze/clouds. Very nice.
     
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    These are wonderful. You can give a unique perspective shooting from the balloon instead of the ground. Congrats on the great images :)
     
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    I wanna do it too!!!! We just had a few balloons fly over the house last night, I ran for my camera but the photos are rather boring since I was looking straight up and there wasnt a cloud in the sky.

    You've got some awesome shots here!
     
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    Breathtaking, 5,6&8 are the winners for me, I love the effect with the fog in 6&8, and I love the lighting on the balloon on 5..

    I would have loved to see some more sky in these though, it only makes sense to put the balloons near the sky, right? I don't think it's enough to know you were just IN the sky! The photographs with the beautiful sky in them succeed more than the ones without it, in my opinion.

    Great work, I really want to go hot-air ballooning now! I dont know about waking up at 4 AM though.... This would be cool to do at a sunset.
     
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    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    There are some nice ones in here. The ones that catch my eye the quickest would be 3 and 7. I really like the look of those.
     

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