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Hot Air Balloon Launch

15 April 2013

Hot Air Balloon Launch

— photo by Joseph May

Interior of the envelope, usually and artful sight — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

Hot air filling the envelope, this balloon is seconds away from righting — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

The crown line controlled by the handler (person on the left) keeps the balloon’s envelope in check as it is righted, keeping momentum from carrying the envelope beyond the vertical — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

Ascending into the atmosphere, the pilot searches for different altitudes for favoring winds — photo by Joseph May

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  1. 30 April 2013 21:23

    I would love to see a balloon launch. These pictures are so outstanding. Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures. It makes me feel like I could just float up in the air with them.

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