Tuesday, September 09, 2008

H is for Hot Air Balloon: ABC Wednesday Round #3

What a magnificent photo opportunity awaited me when I decided to attend the 23rd annual Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta last weekend at Sussex, NB. It was my first time attending and I have marked it on my calendar and hope to be in attendance again next September! For information on the balloons and balloonists just click on the Balloon Fiesta link.
The excitement started to rise as the balloons gradually filled and the crowd waited to see which one would be first to lift off the ground.

A couple of shape balloons, Jumping Jack and Mr. Peanut, were real favourites of the little ones in the crowd.

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My appreciation and thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place for hosting ABC Wednesday Round 3. To view more ABC Wednesday posts via Mr. Linky please click HERE. For viewing the new format of ABC Wednesday Round 3 where all posts can be seen in the same place, please click HERE.

30 comments:

ellen b said...

What a fabulous outing. Love all those colorful hot air balloons...

marina said...

I love them all but especially the last two!!! They're awesome!!!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Wonderful balloons, beautiful colors :-)

Reader Wil said...

I have never seen such a colourful collection of hot air balloons. It must be exciting to go up in the air by balloon. Good post.

Granny Smith said...

Oh, these are fantastic photos, unusual, brightly colorful, and photographed to make patterns that are like the finest abstract art! You have definitely brightened my day!

Berthddu Suit said...

What great photos, beautiful colours, must have been a awesome sight.

Howdy Do said...

I must say that every balloon I see is a vibrant and different color and look. Nice photos.

I only have one "H" for my post today. I hope you like it. I put it on Canon Pixels

Annie said...

What a fantastic post and festival. What fun!

Annie

leslie said...

Incredible shots - lots of gorgeous balloons along with some fun ones. :D

photowannabe said...

Magnificient. You captured the balloons and their colors perfectly.
My H post will be up in a few hours.

Suzanne said...

These are great pics, what fun it looks like the day was. I like the last photo the best. thanks

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Our hometown has a Balloon Fest every July 4th. My favorite part is the night before when they do the 'balloon glow.' When it's fully dark, they fire up the balloons but leave them tethered to the ground. You can go and walk between the glowing orbs. It's beautiful!

I love hot air balloons!

kouji said...

great colors and textures here. :)

Bear Naked said...

How exciting and so very colourful.
I love the Mr. Peanut balloon.

Bear((( )))

Rinkly Rimes said...

Was this at Devils Dyke? When we were in Sussex some time ago we saw many many hang-gliders going from there so it must be a local high spot.

me ann my camera said...

rinkly rimes:
This location is in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. Sometimes our British ancestors brought along their place names as well as their families when they came to North America.

me said...

Great balloons. Looks like a fun event. I like the third picture from the top the best.

babooshka said...

Wow! What amazing colours.

AphotoAday said...

What great fun...

Rebeckah said...

Wow, so beautiful! I love the colors!

mrsnesbitt said...

Loved the colours. Awesome.

Thanks
Dx

bobbie said...

Wonderful pictures!

Rambling Woods said...

I love the balloons Ann...

Mary said...

Oh, those are wonderful! I would love to go up in one sometime. I love their beautiful colors. We used to have a big balloon show around the 4th of July but I don't think they do it any more.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for your visit to my K entry! Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Rambling Woods said...

What fun you had Ann...Love all the colors...

ChrissyM said...

What gorgeous colors!!! Awesome!

Pearl Maple said...

How cool, fantastic collection of photos. Have family who attend this event and it is amazing to see all those balloons get aloft to float around the clouds.

Sue said...

What a fun time you had with this lovely Skywatch post!

floreta said...

these are cool shots. i especially like the last one! hot air balloons seem so romantic..

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