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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photoray (12699) 2014-02-01 7:08
Fine colorful combination image with the American stars & stripes balloon floating above the red autumn leaves.
Hopefully I can make it to next autumn's hot air balloon festival in Las Vegas. I plan to attend Reno, Nevada's balloon festival next October also. And of course Albuquerque, New Mexico's balloon festival in early October is the biggest of all, but very crowded...
adidas5nb (5413) 2014-02-01 7:09
simple composition but really very nicely framed .love the colors the light and the pov.
rbassin (18798) 2014-02-01 7:10
Une très belle composition, avec de bonnes couleurs.
Miguel82 (24725) 2014-02-01 7:18
Eleu, I like the color and Us flag design of that hot air balloon ("montgolfiere" in french)it matches very well with the reddish hues of the tree's leaves, perfect resolution, all the best, have a good saturday
mohammad_H (9532) 2014-02-01 7:43
Eye-catching balloons greatly loved
Beautiful colors in a blue frame
good clarity and sharpness
Always balloon flight and para-gliders love
rychem (24654) 2014-02-01 8:21
National colors indeed. Beautiful color combination: red balloon and red leaves on the tree and deep blue sky, well composed and prezenter
cornejo (32780) 2014-02-01 12:15
Hello Eleu, very good photograph of this interesting composition, with interesting and beautiful balloon tree red, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (124729) 2014-02-01 12:32
Ciao Eleu, great view of fantastic balloon, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
macjake (57490) 2014-02-01 13:23
I will have to make it down to Las Vegas for their Hot Air Balloon festival at some point in the future!
I'm sure there are lots of good photos to be had.
this is a classic Americana!
I like that you have the autumn color reds in the bottom right too.
Giustiniani (3378) 2014-02-01 14:16
superbes couleurs et magnifique lumière! Une photo très réussie.
fabbs99 (16747) 2014-02-01 22:40
Lots of colors in this balloon shot.Nicely captured.TFS.
saxo042 (37588) 2014-02-02 6:40
A very colourful balloon and it is well placed inside the frame. Another very fine part of this picture is the autumnal tree, Its colour is perfect against the blue sky.
marabu61 (8755) 2014-02-02 7:48
The stars and stripes in the air really light up the sky here and go so wonderfully tone in tone with the impressing tree in its autumn colors.
have a great sunday
abmdsudi (44328) 2014-02-02 9:57
A highly vibrant shot even minus the fiery tree this still make a great capture. Vividness of detail and colors in brilliant light make this extremely stand out and hard to miss, you have done a great job capturing this in time. Just fabulous !!
Cricri (108095) 2014-02-02 10:09
Magnifique les couleurs, la Montgolfière aux couleurs et détails du drapeau national, bien cadrer avec le haut de l'arbre, belles harmonie des couleurs
mirosu (14988) 2014-02-02 20:23
Excellent arrangement with the colorful balloon and red tree, both in excellent light. The contrast against clean blue sky is perfect.
Very well done.
Wish you a very nice week ahead.
nikkitta (14992) 2014-02-03 15:46
Such charming capture using only two colorful elements , well positionated to creat a color contrast Composition
jemaflor (86110) 2014-02-04 11:03
nice vivid colors well captured with this light, interesting decoration for the ballom with the colors of USA. Good effect also with these coloured leaves.
fritzi007 (6619) 2014-05-29 12:44
truly a beautiful color contrast, well done, congratulations,