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 Paris, 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)
Taken during hot air balloon festival in Las Vegas.
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batalay (35067) 2014-05-02 7:12
With the silhouettes of a few individuals with their arms raised is a subtle gift in this colorful photo.
Incidentally, recently I was in your part of the world, where shot the Ventriloquist of Vegas. I wonder if you've seen him?
rbassin (16955) 2014-05-02 7:57
une très bellephoot , les couleurs sont lumineuses;
une vue intéressante et inhabituelle, c'est bien fait, bonne insertion des silhouettes en contre jour.
ktanska (24408) 2014-05-02 8:29
Backlight shows all those bright colours at their best. And shadows of the people give good idea about the size of balloon. Just wonderful.
rychem (20885) 2014-05-02 8:54
Unusual capture, amazing result, it looks like the Chinese shadow theater, great idea, very well done
COSTANTINO (52862) 2014-05-02 9:44
what a beautiful imprssive capture
its an amazing presentation of this
colorful hot air baloon the oldest
succesfully human carrying flight
nice timing for a photographer
I liked the human silhouettes in
welldone and wellseen
holmertz (38697) 2014-05-02 11:17
This is a marvellously colorful photo, no doubt the most eye-catching contribution to TE today. In spite of the colors and the great POV for this photo I am most of all fascinated by the small silhouettes of the people seen through the cloth. They seem to be having fun in front of another photographer. I bet this photo is much better than whatever she/he managed.
macjake (54124) 2014-05-02 19:44
the hot air balloon festival in Las Veges...I HAVE to go to that this year!!
excellent photo my friend, love the bright colors, the fun nature of the scene and just the fact its a hot air balloon :)
see you around
jjcordier (74564) 2014-05-02 23:39
Excellente photo, très colorée, de l'intérieur de la montgolfière. J'aime aussi les silhouettes des personnages.
emka (75143) 2014-05-02 23:54
Hello Eleu, I can imagine how much fun is to see this balloon festival Are also rides ? I have never tried this and I am afraid I never will as it is so expensive pleasure and and I would be scared. But to observe how it fills up is the other thing. beautiful colourful shot, the best part are the people silhouettes. Well done.
Warm regrads Malgo
ikeharel (54229) 2014-05-03 0:46
masterfully shown the silhouettes of people preparing the flight, Eleu, on the BG of a wonderful colors.
Superbly collected the minute, vivid and saturated marvelousely.
CLODO (29740) 2014-05-03 1:09
well place In the ballon, the backlight illuminates its wonderfull colors and throw the persons shadows on it!
taken at the peak moment
timecapturer (46547) 2014-05-03 3:05
like this! A superbly creative and colourful shot. The POV is perfect and the inclusion of the human silhouettes makes it work so beautifully. Excellent!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
Silvio1953 (118330) 2014-05-03 6:28
Ciao Eleu, great view of lovely balloon, fantastic colors, splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ourania (28400) 2014-05-03 9:22
this is a beautiful, graphic picture, simply irresistible. I like very much how you filled the frame with the distinctive patterns and textures as well as with so many bright colours. Definition is excellent and you have managed the light wonderfully. The shadows add to the excitement of the object, the anticipated experience and the vibrant colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
PS I'm sorry I forgot to thank you in my previous comment for the thoughtful and useful advice you gave me on shooting the moon:)
Cricri (103145) 2014-05-03 10:39
Très jolie cette image, pleine de couleurs attrayantes, bonne lumière et cadrage excellent
marabu61 (7829) 2014-05-04 4:41
A very colorful shot from the inside of a hot air ballon. The silhouettes of the group of people just makes this shot perfect. The bright colors are so cheery, this is a real feel good picture.
have a great day
nikkitta (13953) 2014-05-05 14:11
Never went up in a ballon, just imagine that all the process of puttin it in the air should be as interesting as the ride
Great capture of the splash of colors
Well done, congrats
tatadalou (5897) 2014-05-05 14:33
Wow, what a blast of colours ! That's a stunning picture, with great vivid colours. I particulary like the little silhouettes in the bottom. Excellent light management and sharpness. Congrats !
mirosu (12754) 2014-05-06 0:47
I like this colourful photo. The light is very good, and it is nice to see the peoples silhouettes in BG.
Excellent close-up photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Very well done.
Miguel82 (21778) 2014-05-15 9:01
Eleu, the bright hues of that hot air balloon are so attractive and without hesitation I decide to write something about it. Perfect sharpness and educational photo note about "montgolfière in french", all the best, regards