Bristol Balloon Fiesta

There were strange beasts in the skies above our city tonight…

Balloons in silhouette

It’s the annual hot air balloon festival this weekend and tonight scores of them launched from Ashton Court and floated low over the city. We took Uma up to a nearby park to watch them rising into the sky against the setting sun.

Balloons in silhouette

It was pretty impressive, especially as the balloons were often low enough to carry on a conversation with their pilots!

Balloons in silhouette

The only problem was resisting the urge to spend the evening watching through the viewfinder on my camera rather than just sitting back and enjoying the spectacle. Last year we went up to Ashton Court to watch them all launch on the saturday (bloody crowded it was, too) and I ended up with a couple of hundred photos I’ve not looked at since.

Balloons in silhouette

Still, got some good shots this year. I might put a load more of them up on Flickr. If I get around to it. I have posted a load more on my Flickr account.

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