Posts Tagged: hot air balloon

Rush Hour In Temecula

Rush hour in Temecula. This is what a typical morning looks like in Temecula, from the air. Most of the balloons launch in the morning. It is a sight to see. Many of the balloons launch from local wineries, and have breakfast and or lunch deals with a winery. I’ve been up several times, and would highly recommend it if you have never been up in a balloon. Is is very peaceful. Since you are floating in the wind, and wind is relative, it is dead calm in the balloon. There is nothing else like it in the world.

Caption: Rush Hour In Temecula
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM. Shot at 50 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/1,600 sec, f/4, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: balloon, hot air balloon, morning, sunrise, temecula, temecula hot air balloon, temecula wine country
Date: January 29, 2011 7:56:30AM
Location: Temecula, California, United States

Rush Hour In Temecula

Rush Hour In Temecula

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Perris

Do you ever look off to your right, or left, while driving on the freeway in traffic, and wish you could pull over and take a photo? I do. All the time. I actually do pull over, and get out and take the shot. This morning this scene was unfolding right off the freeway. I carry a camera with me every day for just this reason. The photo is no award winner, but I sure satisfied my itch to shoot it. Does anyone else do this, or am I just crazy?

Caption: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Perris
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Sony A6000
Lens: E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, Shot at 45 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/100 sec, f/9, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: hot air balloon, morning, perris, perris california, sunrise
Date: August 14, 2015 6:55:39AM
Location: Perris, California, United States

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Perris

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Perris

Flame On

Hot air balloon flying is one of the things I love to do. I have a friend who is a pilot, and I have been up a few times with him. Many things are fascinating to watch while in the balloon. Among them is the burner. It is amazing that a little heat up into the balloon creates enough lift to carry several people and a heavy basket over 2000 feet in the air. As you can see from the metadata below, I took this shot when we were at 2009 feet.

Caption: Hot Air Balloon Burner
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/160 sec, f/4, ISO 100
Keywords: burner, fire, flame, hot air balloon, hot air balloon burner, hot air balloon flame, morning, sunrise, temecula, temecula hot air balloon
Date: January 29, 2011 7:43:23AM
Location: Temecula, California, United States
Altitude: 2009.5 ft

Hot Air Balloon Burner

Hot Air Balloon Burner

Hot Air Balloon, Temecula, Ca

I was flying in a balloon piloted by a friend of mine, and I was having a ball shooting up into the air at other balloons. If you have never taken a ride in a hot air balloon, you are missing out. My GPS device recorded the altitude, and it showed 1878 feet with this shot.

Caption: Hot Air Balloon, Temecula
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 45 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/640 sec, f/4, ISO 100
Keywords: hot air balloon, sunrise, temecula, temecula hot air balloon
Date: January 29, 2011 7:46:25AM
Location: Temecula, California, United States
Altitude: 573 meters (1,878 feet)

Hot Air Balloon, Temecula

Hot Air Balloon, Temecula

Hot Air Balloon Encinitas, Ca

I took this shot a few years ago while my friend Michael Slezak, a balloon pilot, walked around the inside of the balloon looking for any major defect that could stop us from launching. Mike is a great guy, he invited me along on several flights, and I really enjoyed them.

Caption: Hot air balloon getting ready to launch in Encinitas, Ca
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM Shot at 35 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 400, Compensation: -1/3
Keywords: balloon, encinitas, encinitas ca, hot air balloon, hot air balloon pilot, inspection, launch, preflight
Date: August 20, 2009 6:37:09PM
Location: Encinitas, California, United States

Hot air balloon getting ready to launch in Encinitas, Ca

Hot air balloon getting ready to launch in Encinitas, Ca