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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot, That's My World Tuesday, SkyWatch Friday / Temecula Valley (California) Hot Air Balloon and Wine Festival...Balloon Glow

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My husband and I and our son went to the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival this weekend.
It started Friday night with a lot of music, food, wine and the best part of the evening...The Balloon Glow.
It was awesome!
There were so many balloons glowing all together and also one or a few at a time.
The light was constantly changing which made the photography a whole lot of fun.

I am posting a WHOLE LOT of photos...just because I can't stop!

 Ooh...the heat from the burners!
NO problem with mosquitos here!
One balloon was a little slow, but finally got up and GLOWING!
This show doesn't wait for slowpokes...

My friend's 3 year old little grandson  recognized the Target balloon in my photos on Facebook.
If you shop at Target, you might recognize their logo on the red balloon.

I loved this one!

Now...they are all up and ready for action.



 The light kept changing.


Seeing, hearing and feeling the heat from the burners was exciting!



This was Friday night...
The Mass Ascension took place at dawn on Saturday morning.
I am looking forward to posting those photos soon.

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot
The theme is fire.

That's My World Tuesday

 SkyWatch Friday

35 comments:

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

wonderful images!! regards

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Your pictures are all fantastic! I saw a balloon glow one time. I agree that it was the best part of the day. You captured the glow wonderfully!

fredamans said...

Those are some of the most amazing night time images, let alone hot air balloons... very beautiful!

Spiderdama said...

So clear and great shot to be at nigth. Excellent work!

Sylvia K said...

Absolutely fantastic photos, Carolyn! I love balloons and my daughter and I had a fabulous trip in one in Sonoma, but it was daytime. These colors are gorgeous! Can't wait to see more photos of this! Have a great week!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

They really are wonderful, colourful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Rinkly Report said...

wonderful! And such great photography! It sounds like a good festival for winter time as the heat is great!

Carver said...

I love all the shots from this and your next post. I've never been up in a hot air balloon and that's definitely on my list of things I'd like to do. Even just watching all of these must be a blast without going up in them. I chased a hot air balloon once that I spotted from the highway and kept after it until I'd switched roads so many times I feared I'd never find my way back.

Indrani said...

Wow! That must be thrilling. Great shots.

Ann said...

They are so beautiful. My bro's family have all be up, though they say 3 hours is far too long and it gets quite hot after while.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carolyn: Beautiful captures at the balloon affair, so great to see at night.

KMOYMAMA said...

I love all the pictures of this post. They are all wonderful and fantasic! I went to Aso to take a hot balloon festival last December, but it was cancelled because of strong wind. I just wanted to take the picture like the one in this post.

VioletSky said...

Amazing photos! and I am glad you didn't stop at just one, it was interesting to see the progression of the evnt.

ksdoolittle said...

These pictures are absolutely amazing!

Suzanne R said...

I love these pictures. Each one is different. The glow from inside each balloon makes it shine in a special and unique way. Great job!

Gwendolyn L said...

Beautiful. Stunning. What a fun event. Thanks for sharing.

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excellents images..congrats
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I like the color...like fire...oh...

Dancin' Fool said...

These are all such wonderful images, although air balloons and wine...umm!

shaker said...

Wonderful series !

Anonymous said...

Wow, amazing shots. I'm desperate to shoot some hot air balloons. Nicely done.

Dave
http://lazyphotog.wordpress.com/

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of colorful balloons.

Kcalpesh said...

Great Photography! Brilliant Night Shots!!

Pixellicious Photos

Laura said...

wonderful colors! Reminds me of a balloon festival we went to when my kids were little, years ago.

ewok1993 said...

absolutely gorgeous images. how colorful. must be so much fun seeing this in person.

happy weekend.

indicaspecies said...

Awesome set of photographs, thanks for sharing these.

Manang Kim said...

Oh wow what a great shot! I so love to ride in this hot balloon, and the balloon is so colorful!! Happy Friday!


SkyWatchFriday

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Aren't they beautiful. I really miss the colourful balloons that used to be in the sky around her several years ago. I haven't seen one in quite a while.

Arija said...

WOW! What an exciting and super colourful fun filled night. I definitely look forward to the take off in the early morning.

AL said...

I am dreaming of taking a balloon ride someday...great colorful balloons!

EG Wow said...

The balloons are even more beautiful at night than they are in the daylight. :)

Tanya said...

Your photos really capture the brillant colors of the balloon glow!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful images of the balloons glowing. You photos are amazing. What a great scene, was the wine good too?

cai said...

Great S.W.F. photo :).
If your interested check out my new photo challenge website www.weekdayphotos.com, its different...every day has its own theme with a different challenge every week, and the website design is unique! Check it out and hopefully ill see a photo from you soon :)
btw this is my S.W.F. photo for this week...here.

Have a great one!

Carly said...

Hi Carolyn :)

Stunning! Magnificent! Breathtaking! I don't know what more to say... oh yeah... F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S*!!! :) (BIG SMILE)

-Carly

hip chick said...

Fantastic! These are in my favorites this week. We have a balloon festival in August near us and I so want to go this year.