The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology. It is part of a class of aircraft known as balloon aircraft. On November 21, 1783, in Annonay, France, the first untethered manned flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes in a hot air balloon created on December 14, 1782 by the Montgolfier brothers. Hot air balloons that can be propelled through the air rather than just being pushed along by the wind are known as airships or, more specifically, thermal airships. (From Wikipedia)
Dreamstime.com just sold this photo for me. The web site has sold 33 of my pictures so far, while that sounds impressive my share of the sale price is very tiny nothing to brag about. But it’s just nice to know that someone is willing to pay for my photograph. I have you all to thank for your encouragements and support.
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serp2000 (29242) 2013-03-11 7:42
Hi, Eleu, good morning! Are you so early bird?
Outstanding composition! It could be a cover for some book or magazine, for example. Excellent colourful spots on the clear blue sky. And the moon is a good bonus for this picture.
mohammad_H (6600) 2013-03-11 8:21
Eye-catching and good resolution
Beautiful view of the beautiful blue sky balloon
Best wishes to you
siudzi (23939) 2013-03-11 8:45
Fantastic shot taken with extremely interesting composition and very good quality! Saturation of colors was executed perfectly. Lovely picture!
lousat (57704) 2013-03-11 9:41
Hi Eleu,the moon in like the cherry on the cake,magnificent capture from the ballon festival,perfect light and exposure for very bright colors and impressives details too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (26980) 2013-03-11 11:47
Although you have shown similar pictures before, the combination of balloons or airplanes and the moon is nearly always fascinating. At least when well done, which certainly is the case here. The perfect exposure and clarity of the colors in this well balanced composition make this a very eye-catching and appealing photo.
rychem (9240) 2013-03-11 12:03
Wow! what an optimistic photo with fantastic vivid colors, good composition and the moon as an addition
Miguel82 (7854) 2013-03-11 12:20
Excellent document and note about that famous way to discover a place from the air
Nice blue background and pov
cornejo (18116) 2013-03-11 12:23
Eleu Hello, very good picture of these beautiful and interesting balloons, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, color and light. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this lovely work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Sonata11 (28375) 2013-03-11 13:28
Very beautiful capture of those balloons. Beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity. Wonderful work. Tfs. Like it a lot.
Silvio1953 (98217) 2013-03-11 14:37
Ciao Eleu, congratulations for your 1000th post on TE, great capture of fantastic balloons and romantic moon, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (12427) 2013-03-11 15:15
is this your 1000th picture on TE? My warmest congratulations on your lovely and interesting work, your constant attention to your surroundings and your productive dedication to flying subjects. Many wishes for great photo opportunities in the future that will make you happy! This picture is wonderful. The bright and rich colours are very attractive and the moon seems to be floating in the sky along with the balloons. Congratulations for this great image too and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
sabermonajati (7601) 2013-03-12 5:56
wonderful moment and composition you captured.
saxo042 (31802) 2013-03-12 7:56
A beautiful triangle of the balloons with the moon. Perfect colours against the pale blue sky!
marabu61 (3938) 2013-03-12 13:04
Now this is a very pleasant composition. Those colorful balloons stand out beautifully against the perfectly blue sky and the gorgeous moon over them just complete the composition beautifully.
Truly a great piece of photography.
have a good day
jhm (122474) 2013-03-13 4:40
Congratulations for your 1000th picture on TE, I hope yet thousand pictures to see of you.
Excellent seen the two balloons with the moon between the balloons.
I don't know or one picture is sold of me, I've never heard.
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2013-03-22 7:34
original version,great contrast between
amazing blue sky and hot air balloons
extremely interesting composition
have a nice evening
EstelleJ (921) 2013-03-22 7:43
Such a colorful happy image! The hot air balloons are a marvelous subject for photography - they look so light, bright, breezy! The clarity of the photo is amazing and the lighting by a setting sun gives warmer tones to the colors.
ikeharel (37378) 2013-03-24 8:50
Baloons always cme with vivid colors, Eleu, and that creats wonderful contrast to blue sky.
Lovely shot on a bright daylight.
Have a nice week ahead,
jusninasirun (17138) 2013-03-25 3:22
This is a great shot with the colorful balloons well juxtaposed with the moon and spotless blue sky.
Nice colors and details rendered in this fine frame.