As promised, here’s the full collection of my hot air balloon photos, in order of how this little adventure unfolded. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them. One of the great things about taking photographs in a hot air balloon is that you can take quite a few photos and still have time to enjoy the ride. You’re not traveling at 500 miles per hour, but instead at around 7 miles per hour.
The morning was a little foggy, but our pilot seemed confident after letting off a couple of test balloons.
Fans initially filled the balloon up.
Then, they turn on the propane burners, which ultimately make the balloon start to rise up.
This turns the basket over, and then it’s time to jump in!
I have to say, being in a hot air balloon is a pretty unique experience, and I hope it’s the first of many balloon flights to come because I truly had a blast floating on air. I can’t wait to share the rest of my photos from our flight – now that I’ve gone through all 295 of them. I’ll probably post them tomorrow along with my thoughts on why ballooning, as they call it, is something you must try. For now, I’ll keep you hanging with this photo of our balloon (which happened to be the largest one in the U.S.) floating over a glassy pond.