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Hot Air Balloon

This is my first shot at hot air ballooning. Lisa gets the credit for taking us to the Long Island air show at Brookhaven airport. She had acquired a vicious case of poison ivy. How bad? She was dipping her affected arms in the barrels of iced sodas. Balloon launches are in the evening and early morning when the winds are more favorably calm. The blast of flaming hot gas is necessary to fill the balloons. It is all the more impressive that everything nearby is so flammable.

One response

  1. I have been up in a hot air balloon – here in California, but am a CT transplant and have been to LI, NY many times. Did you and your wife enjoy the ride, have also had severe poison ivy attacks back in CT.

    That flame is not only bright, but loud. Good capture – enjoying your work.

    October 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm

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